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Ray Dixon

Ray Dixon

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(806) 379-0316

Address:

500 S. Taylor, Suite 1200
Amarillo, Texas 79101


P.O. Box 9158
Amarillo, Texas 79105

Ray Dixon

Ray Dixon

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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.

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  • Overview

    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.

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  • Experience
    • Tried and handled on appeal one of the two leading Texas cases regarding deduction of post-production costs from oil and gas royalties.
    • Obtained a summary judgment (sustained on appeal) in the leading Texas case on the application of the doctrine of estoppel to the receipt of oil and gas royalties from a unit area,
    • Obtained a reversal and rendition of judgment from the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in a case involving interpretation of the term “inventory” under the Uniform Commercial Code.
    • Written numerous acquisition, drilling and division order title opinions in both Texas and Oklahoma including assisting purchasers and sellers with due diligence in multimillion dollar oil and gas acquisitions.
    • Negotiated and drafted oil, gas and mineral leases for both landowners and producers many involving significant bonus payments.
    • Drafted numerous complex and technical surface use agreements on behalf of both oil and gas producers and landowners.
    • Represented nonprofit entities in a multitude of business, transactional, labor and legal matters.
    • Represented banks and financial institutions in drafting and perfecting liens (and foreclosures) upon oil, gas and mineral interests.
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Experience

  • Tried and handled on appeal one of the two leading Texas cases regarding deduction of post-production costs from oil and gas royalties.
  • Obtained a summary judgment (sustained on appeal) in the leading Texas case on the application of the doctrine of estoppel to the receipt of oil and gas royalties from a unit area,
  • Obtained a reversal and rendition of judgment from the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in a case involving interpretation of the term “inventory” under the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Written numerous acquisition, drilling and division order title opinions in both Texas and Oklahoma including assisting purchasers and sellers with due diligence in multimillion dollar oil and gas acquisitions.
  • Negotiated and drafted oil, gas and mineral leases for both landowners and producers many involving significant bonus payments.
  • Drafted numerous complex and technical surface use agreements on behalf of both oil and gas producers and landowners.
  • Represented nonprofit entities in a multitude of business, transactional, labor and legal matters.
  • Represented banks and financial institutions in drafting and perfecting liens (and foreclosures) upon oil, gas and mineral interests.

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