Liz Klingensmith provides risk management, business counseling and complex litigation solutions to oil and gas companies with assets and operations in Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota and Louisiana. With deep industry experience, Liz provides practical bottom-line advice to ensure her clients achieve their business objectives. Clients trust her judgment, counsel and legal skills to resolve business disputes in a timely and efficient manner delivered with outstanding client service and consistent results. Liz helps clients gain peace of mind so they can stay focused on growing their business.
She advises her clients on issues related to:
- mergers and acquisitions
- joint operating agreements
- exploration and development agreements
- participation agreements
- preferential rights and areas of mutual interest
- oil and gas leases and assignments
- surface use accommodation and damages
- royalty and revenue interests
- quiet title and lease cancellation
- oil and gas operations
- oilfield service and equipment
- seismic operations
- equipment and pipeline failure
- fiduciary duties and business torts
- surface and subsurface trespass
- hydraulic fracturing
- former employees, trade secret theft and non-competes
Liz approaches every business issue and dispute with an eye towards facilitating resolutions that drive revenues. She simplifies complex issues to advise company executives so they can better manage legal and business risk.
Liz also litigates disputes in a variety of other industries including transportation, construction, banking, real estate, and professional services, involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, post-judgment enforcement, theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, conversion, and declaratory judgment.
Outside the Firm
Liz spends a lot of time with her family whether driving her kids to and from events, gymnastics meets, or swim practices, or at home together watching football or the latest episode of Chopped. And when she finds time between work and home, she plays the marimba.