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Christopher Brown

K&L Gates LLP | Dallas, Texas, United States

A lawyer since 2003


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K&L Gates LLP
1717 Main Street Suite 2800, Dallas, Texas, United States 75201-7342
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Chris Brown is a partner in the firm’s Dallas office where he is a member of the oil, gas, and resources practice group.

Chris maintains a diverse trial practice comprised of multi-state litigation and appellate matters, including representation of large public and smaller equity-backed oil and gas operators and producers in a variety of disputes in Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Ohio, involving:

Class and individual royalty and overriding royalty issues

Gas gathering, processing, transportation, and marketing

Purchase and sale agreements

Lease termination

Land, boundary, and mineral ownership issues

Environmental issues including contamination and remediation

Working interest/surface owner disagreements

Development rights and obligations

COPAS accounting procedures and other energy accounting issues

Indemnity claims

Joint operating disputes

Joint venture/partnership issues

In addition to his energy litigation practice, Chris has experience litigating claims involving oil and gas securities fraud, financial services disputes, government contracts, title to real property, and commercial cases relating to breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, asset conversion, and minority shareholder oppression.

He also advises energy industry clients on best practices and compliance issues relative to revenue and royalty accounting.

Chris has also presented CLE topics on ethics and oil and gas issues relating to class actions, the marketable condition rule, royalty accounting, lease termination, joint operating agreements, and subsurface ownership and trespass.


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