Oil & Gas

Overview People

Parsons Behle & Latimer attorneys offer legal services to a broad range of oil and gas industry clients in the Intermountain West and throughout North America, including:

  • Oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies
  • Gathering companies
  • Lenders
  • Shippers
  • Transporters
  • Marketers
  • Refiners
  • Local distribution companies

We assist clients in addressing the full range of issues encountered during the cycle of production—from initial project scoping, to changes in commodity markets, to plugging and abandonment as well as all stages of transportation, processing, refining and selling.  Our attorneys assist clients with:

  • Examination of title to federal, state, fee and tribal lands
  • Preparation of drilling, division order and financing title opinions
  • Asset purchases and divestitures
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Financing and reorganization
  • Joint operating agreements and operational issues
  • Representation before regulatory commissions
  • Plugging and abandonment issues
  • Permitting
  • Refining
  • Pipelines and LNG facilities
  • Local distribution and natural gas pipelines
  • Royalty disputes and litigation
  • Environmental compliance and litigation 

The firm offers our clients multidisciplinary resources, but specifically, Parsons’ Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring Practice Group has long been recognized as one of the few teams in the West equipped to handle the most complex out-of-court financial restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganizations involving E&P companies. including debtors, creditors, lenders, equity security holders and agent banks.

Having represented clients in some of the largest national and international oil and gas transactions, our seasoned partners and counsel, joined by a dedicated team of well-trained associates, have the knowledge, experience and skills to tackle our clients’ toughest problems impacting the oil and gas sector.

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

Representation of parties with significant claims against debtors in bankruptcy in the E&P and oilfield services sectors


Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City