To all our current and potential clients, we hope you and yours are in good health. Given the current state of our economy and the fight against the COVID-19 virus, many are under significant amounts of stress. Cotton Bledsoe is committed to do its best to help minimize that stress. The Firm is taking significant measures to protect the health of its personnel and many are now working remotely – this includes our attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries. Our remote capabilities give us access to our systems and we are able to do everything for you that we could prior to this new (temporary) reality. Where appropriate, we have the ability to conduct most meetings virtually.

We will get through this time together. Thank you for your continued trust and please do not hesitate to contact any of our firm’s attorneys directly or through this website. We appreciate all of you and wish you the best as we navigate these unprecedented challenges together.

Gerry J. Weisenfels
  • Shareholder


Midland, TX






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Gerry Weisenfels practices in the firm's Oil and Gas Section and handles a wide range of matters relating to the oil and gas industry.


Oil and Gas Transactional Work

Gerry represents oil and gas companies and individuals in structuring, negotiating, and documenting oil and gas transactions. He prepares purchase and sale agreements, assignments, leases, seismic option agreements, farmout 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.

Gerry assists clients with curative work, and drafts stipulations and cross-conveyances, deeds, royalty assignments, ratifications, and other relevant documents. He also counsels clients in the development and operation of producing properties, including unit formations and maintenance, leasing matters, and surface use.

Oil and Gas Title Examination

Gerry examines title for 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.

Oil and Gas Financing

Gerry has experience in the representation of financial institutions and borrowers in structuring, negotiating, and documenting oil and gas and other commercial loans, including both senior and subordinated lending.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2003


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D., with honors - 2003
  • The University of Texas at Austin
    • B.B.A., Finance - 1998


  • Speaker, The Probate Process from Start to Finish, National Business Institute, Midland, Texas, 2015
  • Speaker, Getting Started in the Oil Business, Midland College, Midland, Texas, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Midland County Bar Association, Member
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, Member
  • Permian Basin Landmen’s Association, Member
  • Midland Odessa Business and Estate Council, Member