Thomas “Ray” Dixon’s principal areas of practice are Oil, Gas and Mineral Law; the representation of non-profit institutions and banking and creditors’ rights. Ray is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is licensed to practice in Texas and Oklahoma.
He has tried cases in state, federal, and bankruptcy court, and represented the prevailing defendant in Judice v. Mewbourne Oil Company, one of the leading Texas Supreme Court cases on the question of the deduction of post-production costs from gas royalties in bankruptcy court; and the prevailing party in Cambridge v. Geodyne Resources Company, the leading Texas case regarding application of the doctrine of quasi-estoppel to a claim of termination of a pooled gas unit.
Ray’s oil, gas and mineral practice includes representing clients in leasing and land title transactions including documenting loans secured by oil and gas properties and preparing acquisition, drilling and division order title opinions; the purchase and sale of producing properties; and litigation including title disputes, cases involving interpretation of joint operating agreements, claims regarding failure to reasonably develop a property and royalty litigation. His banking and creditors’ rights practice includes representing banks, savings and loans, and other financial institutions in loan transactions and litigation. Ray represents non-profit entities in a wide variety of corporate, litigation, and transaction matters including the formation of nonprofit entities.