Oil & Gas / Maritime

Our attorneys draft and negotiate master service agreements, drilling contracts, master time charters, compressor-rental agreements, production agreements, and similar contracts for use in oil-and-gas production on land and marsh and in open water. The firm is especially adept at addressing the pitfalls found within the IADC contracts and other form agreements. Our approach is unique: we leverage our litigation experience and knowledge of the law to maximize both protection from loss as well as satisfactory performance from the other party. One hallmark of our contracts is to have fully integrated indemnity and insurance provisions, taking into account trends in the law and the effect of other contracts bearing on the work. Our attorneys also have extensive experience in connection with U.S. Customs and Jones Act (cabotage and coastwise laws) compliance.