Companies across the energy sector rely on Lightfoot's experienced counsel.
From disputes involving oil and gas exploration and production, to lawsuits arising out of transportation, refining and marketing activities, Lightfoot handles the kind of complex matters that are a hallmark of this industry. As staunch allies, we advocate for our clients in state and federal courts around the country, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations.
Lightfoot's clients include leading names in the industry and companies working in all sectors of the market. They are some of the world’s largest oil and gas producing and refining companies, as well as independents in the areas of exploration and production, drilling and transportation. We also represent oilfield services companies, engineering companies and other service companies in the industry.
We frequently handle high-stakes business disputes related to various energy-related agreements, including:
- Asset purchase and sale agreements
- Oil and gas leases
- Joint operating agreements
- Joint development agreements
- Drilling contracts
- Supply and trading agreements
- Transportation agreements
Lightfoot lawyers have deep experience with JOA disputes; royalty litigation; AMI disputes; force majeure claims; take-or-pay provisions and minimum volume commitments; and claims arising from the sale of upstream and midstream assets. We also handle environmental contamination and indemnification claims, both for active operations — including drilling, transportation and refining — and legacy liabilities.
As a boutique trial firm, Lightfoot focuses on efficiency and results for our clients — and we staff our cases accordingly. We also have the ability to offer flexible arrangements tailored to each client and case, rather than being tied to billable hours. In short, we are a lean trial firm that knows the energy industry. We leverage our experience and understanding of our clients’ businesses to resolve energy disputes efficiently, whether through early settlement, trial or appeal.