Publications

I serve my clients’ interests with dedication to research and knowledge, living the adage that to be a lawyer, one must first be a scholar.  Because of my extensive experience, I am frequently asked to speak, teach and write on environmental law and water rights topics.  Listed below are selected publications of mine.  Several of these professional papers are available for download on the Professional Articles  page of this website.

  • Author, GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT AREA JOINT PLANNING IN THE REAL WORLD AFTER SB 660 (2012)
  • Author, MY EXPERIENCE WITH SOCIAL MEDIA: DRAFTING THE CONTENT (2012)
  • Author, WATER USE AND WATER LAW IN TEXAS FROM AN OIL AND GAS PERSPECTIVE (2012)
  • Author, COMPARING WATER SUPPLY CHALLENGES OF THE MAJOR US SHALE PLAYS POSED BY HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: THE BARNETT, HAYNESVILLE AND EAGLE FORD SHALES IN TEXAS (2011)
  • Author, FRAC WATER: AN UPDATE ON SUPPLIES AND SAFETY (2011)
  • Author, THE ETHICAL ART OF CONTRACT DRAFTING: WATER CONTRACTS ILLUSTRATE LESSONS FOR ALL (2011)
  • Author, FRAC ME WITH THIS: THE CHALLENGES OF OBTAINING WATER FOR PRODUCTION (2010)
  • Author, STANDARD COMMERCIAL LEASE ENVIRONMENTAL TERMS ARE NOT WHAT THEY APPEAR; A BETTER APPROACH (2010)
  • Author, INTERPLAY BETWEEN GROUNDWATER DISTRICTS AND OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION AREAS (2010)
  • Author, THE 81ST LEGISLATURE’S ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER LAW LEGACY (2009)
  • Author, DON’T HAND ME NO LINES AND KEEP YOUR GCD HANDS TO YOURSELF (2009, Rev. 2011)
  • Author, THE METROPLEX IS AT THE WATER’S EDGE; LET THE WARS BEGIN (2008, Rev. 2009)
  • Author, THE METROPLEX AT THE WATER’S EDGE (Headnotes, Dallas Bar Assoc., September, 2008)
  • Author, WATER LAW IN THE 80TH LEGISLATURE AND LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 81ST (2008)
  • Author, DRAFTING THE MARGIN TAX INTO REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS ENTITY DOCUMENTS (2008)
  • Author, FROM THE PINK DOME:  THE TOP 10 NEW DIRT(Y) LAWS (2007)
  • Editor in Chief, LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – SIGNIFICANT BILLS OF THE 80TH LEGISLATURE AFFECTING REAL ESTATE, LENDING, AND OTHER COMMERCIAL MATTERS (2007)
  • Author, ADVISING BUSINESS OWNERS ABOUT THE MARGIN TAX AND THE TEXAS BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS CODE (2007)
  • Author, THE 79TH LEGISLATURE’S WATER LAW LEGACY [WITH SELECTED FORMS] (2006)
  • Co-Author, FORM UPDATES RESULTING FROM LEGISLATIVE CHANGES (2006)
  • Author, WHAT EVERY TEXAS LAWYER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TEXAS WATER LAW AS OF 1-1-06 (2005)
  • Author, WHAT THIS LEGISLATURE HATH WROUGHT: EVALUATING THE CRYSTAL BALL PREDICTIONS OF THE 79TH LEGISLATURE  (2005)
  • Co-Editor, LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – SIGNIFICANT BILLS OF THE 79TH LEGISLATURE AFFECTING REAL ESTATE, LENDING, AND OTHER COMMERCIAL MATTERS (2005)
  • Author, REAL ESTATE LEGISLATION IN THE 79TH LEGISLATURE’S REGULAR SESSION: THE CRYSTAL BALL APPROACH (2005)
  • Co-Author, LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – SIGNIFICANT BILLS OF THE 78TH LEGISLATURE AFFECTING REAL ESTATE, LENDING, AND OTHER COMMERCIAL MATTERS (2003)
     

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