A native Texan, Mr. Park grew up in Austin and attended law school in San Antonio. He is a transactional attorney, whose practice focuses primarily on Texas oil and gas law, including drafting and negotiating leases, surface use agreements, seismic permits, pipeline agreements, disposal well contracts, royalty and mineral transfers, and royalty audits. He also has experience in the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, water rights, and in the sale and donation of conservation easements.

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted to the bar in 2011
  • Legal Education:  St. Mary’s School of Law, (J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2011).  During law school at St. Mary’s, Mr. Park was an associate editor for the Law Journal, a member of Phi Delta Phi and a member of the John M. Harlan Society.
  • Undergraduate Education: Texas State University, (B. A., 2007)
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Board Certified, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2016

Representative Oil, Gas and Mineral Experience

    • Representation of mineral owners in multi-million dollar royalty settlement, Dimmit County
    • Representation of property owners in Pipeline Right-of-Way Agreement negotiations throughout South Texas
    • Representation of property owners in grant of conservation easement on over 20,000 acres in Brewster County and 7,700 acres in Val Verde County, Texas
      • Representation of land trusts regarding oil and gas issues in conservation easement grants
      • Representation of royalty and mineral owners in royalty underpayment lawsuits in La Salle, McMullen, Dimmit and Maverick Counties
      • Representation of landowners along rivers, streams and lakes regarding public use and trespass
      • Representation of ranch owners seeking groundwater permits in Culberson County, Texas
      • Representation of surface owners in Surface Use Agreement negotiations throughout South Texas
      • Representation of property owner in Uranium Lease, Live Oak County, Texas
      • Representation of mineral owners in Oil and Gas Lease negotiations throughout South Texas
      • Representation of surface owners in Water Use Agreement and Water Purchase and Sale Agreements
      • Representation of real property owners in deed disputes throughout South Texas
      • Representation of property owners in Geophysical Survey Agreements throughout the Eagle Ford shale
      • Representation of property owners in mineral, royalty and surface conveyances throughout Texas
      • Representation of mineral owners in Subsurface Easement negotiations
      • Representation of property owners in Salt Water Disposal Well Agreements, Wilson County
      • Representation of property owners in Pooling Amendments throughout South Texas

Professional Affiliations and Publications

  • Member: San Antonio Bar Association (Natural Resources Section)
  • State Bar of Texas (Sections on Oil, Gas and Energy Law)
  • Co-author, Just Because You Are Nonparticipating, Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have Fun, a paper on nonparticipating royalty interests, non-executive interests and the duty of the executive right holder, published in the Oil and Gas Section of the State Bar of Texas’ Quarterly Report, Summer 2013
  • Co-author, Water Use and Conservation: A Landowner’s Perspective State Bar of Texas, The Changing Face of Water Rights 2012
  • Co-author, Protecting Your Interests: Hunting Lease Contracts and Liabilities 2011 Holt-Cat Symposium
  • Co-author, Bradshaw, Bradshaw and Bradshaw, the Executive’s Duty to the Non-Executive and What it Means to Avoid Self-Dealing, published in the Oil and Gas Section of the State Bar of Texas’ Quarterly Report, Spring, 2015
  • Co-author, Executive Rights, Where Are We Now? Advanced Oil, Gas & Energy Resources CLE 2014
  • Presented at 2015 Texas Groundwater Summit, sponsored by the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts Groundwater Ownership: Mineral v. Surface