Corby Considine

Corby Considine

Shareholder
Location:
Midland, Texas
Phone:
432-897-1440
866-721-6665 (Toll Free)
Fax:
432-684-3114
Email:

Corby is a shareholder in the Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Section. He is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Corby previously served on the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Advisory Commission, which is an oil and gas subcommittee of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Corby is active at Midland Community Theatre, playing many roles on stage, helping out back stage, and serving several terms as a member of its Board of Governors, including serving as president.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION

Title Examination and Transactional Work

Corby spends most of his time examining oil and gas titles, rendering title opinions, and preparing the numerous documents prevalent in the oil and gas industry. Title opinions may be based on abstract examination or done by "stand-up" examination in the county clerk's office.

Oil and Gas Litigation

Corby frequently works with members of the firm's Litigation Section when oil and gas matters are involved in lawsuits, such as deed construction issues, operator removal problems, Relinquishment Act royalty claims, receivership leases, guardianship matters, and take-or-pay claims. Although the typical situation will feature the litigator making most of the presentations to the court, Corby has frequently written motions and trial and appellate briefs in oil and gas cases.

EDUCATION

In law school, Corby was on the editorial staff of the Texas Law Review and served as a Teaching Quizmaster under the guidance of fellow shareholder, Barry Beck.

Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Title Examination and Transactional Work

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. - 1971
    • Law Review: Texas Law Review, Editorial Staff
  • Duke University - 1968

Published Works

  • Restrictions on Assignability, Permian Basin Landman's Association, Midland, Texas, May, 1996
  • Restrictions on Assignability, Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen, Denver, Colorado, March, 1996
  • Gas Royalties: Issues for the Third Millennium (Co-Author with Susan R. Richardson, Michel E. Curry, W. Clark Lea, Ellen M. House), The Southwestern Legal Foundation 47th Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law and Taxation, February, 1996
  • Leasing and Development of Successive Interests, Permian Basin Association of Division Order Analysts Monthly Meeting, September 11, 1996
  • Gas Balancing with or without an Agreement, State Bar of Texas Advanced Oil Gas and Mineral Law Course, September 19-20, 1996
  • Leasing and Development of Successive Interests, Texas State Bar Section Report of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section, September, 1996
  • Leasing and Development of Successive Interests, Permian Basin Association of Division Order Analysts, Monthly Meeting, September, 1996
  • Restrictions on Assignability, Texas Oil & Gas Journal, Fall, 1996
  • Revolutions in the Oil Patch (Co-Author with Susan R. Richardson), The Texas Lawyer, October 9, 1995
  • Restrictions on Assignability, Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section, March 9, 1995
  • Restrictions on Assignability, Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section, August, 1994
  • Restrictions on Assignability, Permian Basin Landman's Association of West Texas, October 27, 1994
  • Environmental Liability in the Oil Patch, Society of Independent Petroleum Earth Scientists (SIPES) Convention, 1992
  • Payment of Royalty on Under/Over Produced Gas, Natural Gas Producers Association, 1992
  • Environmental/Oil & Gas, Stay Abreast of the Law Seminar: Environmental Law and Oil and Gas Law, Joint Ector/Midland County Bar Associations, November 8, 1991
  • Environmental Issues as they Impact the Oil and Gas Industry, Natural Gas Producers Association, 1991

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Restrictions on Assignability, Permian Basin Landman's Association Seminar, Midland, Texas, May 23, 1996
  • Speaker, Restrictions on Assignability, Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen, Denver, Colorado
  • Speaker, Gas Royalties: Issues for the Third Millennium, The Southwestern Legal Foundation 47th Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law and Taxation, 1996
  • Speaker, Leasing and Development of Successive Interests, Permian Basin Association of Division Order Analysts Monthly Meeting, September 11, 1996
  • Speaker, Gas Balancing with or without an Agreement, State Bar of Texas Advanced Oil Gas and Mineral Law Course, September 19, 1996 - September 20, 1996
  • Speaker, Leasing and Development of Successive Interests, Texas State Bar Section Report of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section
  • Speaker, Leasing and Development of Successive Interests, Permian Basin Association of Division Order Analysts, Monthly Meeting, 1996
  • Speaker, Restrictions on Assignability, Energy Law Section, Dallas Bar Association, March 9, 1995
  • Speaker, Restrictions on Assignability, Energy Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association, 1994
  • Speaker, Restrictions on Assignability, Permian Basin Landman's Association of West Texas, 1994
  • Speaker, Environmental Liability in the Oil Patch, Society of Independent Petroleum Earth Scientists (SIPES) Convention, 1992
  • Payment of Royalty on Under/Over Produced Gas, Natural Gas Producers Association, 1992
  • Speaker, Environmental/Oil & Gas, Stay Abreast of the Law Seminar: Environmental Law and Oil and Gas Law, Joint Ector/Midland County Bar Associations, November 8, 1991
  • Speaker, Environmental Issues as they Impact the Oil and Gas Industry, Natural Gas Producers Association, 1991

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Advisory Commission

Pro Bono Activities

  • Active, Midland Community Theatre