ERNEST V. BRUCHEZ
Education / Professional Career
University of New Mexico (BA, 1967)
South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1977)
Board Certified, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization - 1988
Ernest Bruchez has been a partner at the Firm since its founding in 1982. He represents major oil companies and independent oil and gas producers in the acquisition and disposition of domestic oil and gas assets. He advises sellers and buyers with respect to transaction structures of proposed acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Bruchez also supervises oil and gas title review and due diligence efforts in connection with financing, acquisition, and sale transactions.
Mr. Bruchez advises Texas A&M University, Non-Profit Foundations, and bank trust departments in connection with division orders, landowner relations, mineral leasing, and related matters. He represents oil and gas companies, seismic and service companies, pipelines, and landowners in connection with leasing, right-of-way, operating, surface damage, royalty/JIB/payout, and other explorations. In addition, he advises clients and prepares consulting agreements, conveyances, farmouts, operating agreements, division/transfer orders, support agreements, participation agreements, and leases.