A Newport Beach Attorney With A Family History In The Oil And Gas Industry

Oil and gas law in the United States is the branch of law that pertains to the acquisition and ownership rights in oil and gas, both under the soil before discovery and after its capture, and adjudication regarding those rights.

Lawyers who work with clients in the oil and gas industry long enough eventually pick up some of the industry argot and learn the issues that matter most to businesses in this highly competitive field. For Newport Beach attorney Douglas Mahaffey, the learning curve began early in life and never waned.

Attorney Mahaffey's family has been immersed in the oil and gas industry since he was young. Mr. Mahaffey himself has owned and operated oil and gas companies, operated and abandoned wells, represented operators, working interest owners, mineral owners, and lease hold owners in the full spectrum of oil and gas litigation. This includes:

  • Lease termination disputes
  • Royalty disputes
  • Property title disputes
  • Operating agreement disputes
  • Partnership disputes involving oil and gas assets
  • Disputes with state agencies such as the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources within the California Department of Conservation

Comprehensive Knowledge And Extensive Experience

Oil and gas law is a niche practice area. Attorney Mahaffey, who has practiced law since 1986, is uniquely qualified in this area among those attorneys who are licensed to practice in California. He has published opinions that changed oil and gas procedural law, has lobbied for regulatory rule medication, and litigated a myriad of oil and gas disputes in both administrative and Superior Court forums. His personal experience in the industry has provided significant advantages over opposing counsel.

Use our online contact form or call 949-535-3218 to schedule a free consultation. The legal team at Mahaffey Law Group, P.C., will answer your questions and recommend the best course of action.

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Use our online contact form or call 949-535-3218 to schedule a free initial consultation. We will review the facts of your case, provide a frank assessment and recommend the best course of action.

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