Thompson & Knight LLP
Debra Villarreal is an experienced oil and gas attorney who counsels her clients to maximize gains while minimizing risks in joint ventures and the purchase and sale of oil and gas properties. She has closed acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures in the Eagle Ford, the Barnett, the Haynesville, and the Marcellus. She has also represented companies in the acquisition of interests in federal leases offshore Gulf of Mexico, including negotiating unit participation and offshore operating agreements. Debra's experience extends to all facets of the energy industry, including joint operating agreements, leases, drilling rig contracts, exploration agreements, participation agreements, farmouts, title review, and due diligence. With her strong financial background, she has represented numerous borrowers and lenders in financings secured by oil and gas assets, including plants, pipelines, undeveloped acreage, and producing properties.