achance@smwenergylaw.com
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Phone: 210-998-4192
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Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • University of Texas at San Antonio, M.A., History, 2005
  • University of the Incarnate Word, B.A., Political Science, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2009

 

Board Certified

 

Amy Chance

Amy has been examining title and rendering opinions for the Firm since June 2016. Her primary responsibilities include title examination and the preparation of Original and Supplemental Drilling Title Opinions, Division Order Title Opinions and Curative and Title Updates. After law school, Amy worked as an independent field landman in South Texas and was responsible for building runsheets, due diligence reports, mineral ownership reports, and curative research. She also conducted stand-up title examination in various counties in South, East, and West Texas and rendered title opinions for San Antonio firms. Amy is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas – Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Young Professionals in Energy
  • San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen, Member

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Energy and Natural Resources Law

OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION COMPANIES

  • Rendering acquisition, original drilling, supplemental and division order title opinions and preparation of title and curative instruments
  • Royalty and mineral ownership disputes and transfers
  • Analyze lease provisions, surface use agreements and related agreements on behalf of operators, mineral and land owners
  • Transfers of ownership, including conveyances, assignments, partitions and stipulation agreements
  • Lease administration issues

TITLE EXAMINATION AND DUE DILIGENCE

  • Conducts due diligence work in connection with purchase of mineral and royalty interests
  • Conducts due diligence in connection with acquisition of oil and gas leases, including asserting and resolving title defect issues and coordinating with and managing brokers in field
  • Preparation of original title opinions, supplemental title opinions and division order title opinions