California’s Central Valley is home to a thriving oil and gas economy, and has become a center for active solar and wind energy production. Dowling Aaron Incorporated provides a broad range of services for many of these energy, oil and gas companies, in and outside the Central Valley.

Dowling Aaron Incorporated clients include many US and international companies ranging from small companies with primarily domestic operations to major companies with operations throughout the world. Dowling Aaron Incorporated attorneys also provide guidance to landowners in selling and leasing oil/gas/mineral rights. We can assist with everything from navigating the regulatory processes to the negotiation and preparation of all necessary documentation for joint ventures, “farmouts” and mineral leases.

The services our Energy, Oil and Gas Law Group offers to its clients relate to all areas of energy, oil, gas and mineral law, including title examination, lease interpretation and maintenance, litigation, due diligence, complex transactions and risk management. Dowling Aaron Incorporated attorneys also have extensive experience in representing clients in the following areas:

  • Entity formation and dissolution, including selection, creation and administration of business entities for energy ventures, including joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies and other joint-ownership or joint-participation arrangements.
  • Land acquisition and leases, for both oil and gas projects, as well as for large-scale solar and wind projects.
  • Employment and labor counseling
  • Employment litigation, including labor commission hearings, DFEH and EEOC charges of discrimination, and harassment and wrongful death actions.
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Contract matters, including negotiation and documentation of acquisition, exploration, development, sales, storage and transportation agreements.
  • Leasing oil/gas/mineral rights
  • Taxation and tax planning
  • Asset recovery
  • Litigation, and more

Dowling Aaron attorneys strive to offer practical and creative solutions to our clients.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact the Energy, Oil and Gas Practice Group Co-Chairs, Christopher Brown in Fresno at (559) 432-4500) or by email at cbrown@dowlingaaron.com or Micah Nilsson in Bakersfield at (661) 716-3000, or by email at mnilsson@dowlingaaron.com.