Albert E. Sherman

Albert E. Sherman

Shareholder
Location:
Midland, Texas
Phone:
432-897-1440
866-721-6665 (Toll Free)
Fax:
432-684-3167
Email:

Albert Sherman is a shareholder of Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe & Dawson who practices in the firm's Oil and Gas Section. Albert has handled a wide range of matters relating to the oil and gas industry.

AREA OF CONCENTRATION

Oil and Gas Transactional Work

Albert spends a large portion of his time representing oil and gas companies in negotiating and documenting oil and gas transactions. He has prepared many different types of purchase and sale agreements, assignments, leases, seismic option agreements, participation agreements, joint operating agreements, and other documents a client may need in order to purchase, explore for and develop oil and gas reserves.

Oil and Gas Title Examination

Albert also spends a portion of his time on title examination. His title examination work involves all types of opinions, including drilling title opinions, division order title opinions and acquisition title opinions. Title opinions may be based on abstract examination or done by "stand-up" examination in the county clerk's office.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Albert is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Albert is also licensed to practice in the State of New Mexico and is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico. Additionally, he is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Permian Basin Landmen's Association. Albert has presented seminar papers to several industry groups, including various landmen associations.

EDUCATION

Albert received his undergraduate degree from Angelo State University in 1987. While at Angelo State University he served as student body president. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1990.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Albert is actively involved in First Presbyterian Church of Midland and is an Elder in such church. He has served as a member of its Board of Deacons. Albert currently serves on the leadership board and advisory board of the Permian Basin Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as well as the MultiArea Director Regional Board of FCA. He served for many years as a volunteer coach for youth basketball and soccer teams in Midland. Albert also is currently a member of the board of St. Andrews Presbyterian Mission. Additionally, Albert is a supporter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Midland, Inc. having previously served as the President of the Board of Directors of such agency and acted as a big brother for a child served by such agency.

Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Title Examination
  • Oil and Gas Transactional Work

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1990
  • New Mexico, 1997

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 1987

Published Works

  • Selected Liens Frequently Encountered in the Oil and Gas Industry, North Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Spring Seminar, March 14, 2002
  • Issues Commonly Encountered in Title Examination, COPAS National Meeting, April 18, 2001
  • Issues Commonly Encountered in Title Examination, Permian Basin Landmens Association, September 12, 2000
  • Selected Liens Frequently Encountered in the Oil and Gas Industry, Permian Basin Association, September 15, 1999
  • Selected Liens Frequently Encountered in the Oil and Gas Industry, Texas Oil and Gas Law Journal, Volume 13, Number 1, April, 1999
  • Selected Liens Frequently Encountered in the Oil and Gas Industry, Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen's 25th Annual Fall Land Institute, November 12 & 13, 1998
  • Selected Liens Frequently Encountered in the Oil and Gas Industry, Permian Basin Landmens Association, Spring Seminar, May 15, 1998

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Selected Title Issues, Permian Basin Association of Lease and Title Analysts, October 5, 2015
  • Speaker, Selected Liens Frequently Encountered in the Oil and Gas Industry, North Houston Association of Professional Landmen, March 14, 2002
  • Speaker, Issues Commonly Encountered in Title Examination, COPAS National Meeting, April 18, 2001
  • Speaker, Issues Commonly Encountered in Title Examination, Permian Basin Landmens Association, September 12, 2000
  • Speaker, Selected Liens Frequently Encountered in the Oil and Gas Industry, Permian Basin Association of Division Order Analysts, September 15, 1999
  • Speaker, Selected Liens Frequently Encountered in the Oil and Gas Industry, Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen's 25th Annual Fall Land Institute, November 12, 1998
  • Speaker, Selected Liens Frequently Encountered in the Oil and Gas Industry, Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen's 25th Annual Fall Land Institute, November 13, 1998
  • Speaker, Selected Liens Frequently Encountered in the Oil and Gas Industry, Permian Basin Landmens Association, May 15, 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Member
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, Member
  • Permian Basin Landmen's Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Elder, First Presbyterian Church of Midland
  • Former President, Board of Directors, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Midland, Inc
  • Leadership Board of Permian Basin Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Board of Directors of St. Andrews Presbyterian Mission