H. Martin Gibson

Patton Boggs LLP



Martin Gibson joined Patton Boggs in 2001. He concentrates his practice in energy law with a particular focus on exploration and production activities of independent oil and gas companies and individuals, both domestically and internationally. He represents a broad range of clients involved in oil and gas drilling, exploration, production and distribution. His transaction representation includes the negotiation and documentation of oil and gas leases for lessors and lessees, exploration and seismic agreements, IADC and AIPN, as well as non-standard forms of, onshore and offshore drilling agreements, farmouts and carried interest transactions, processing and refining agreements, master service agreements (including indemnity and anti-indemnity issues), domestic and international joint operating agreements, production contracts, distribution agreements, coalbed methane gas exploration and production, and a wide range of gas contracting, balancing and transportation issues and financing vehicles.

Mr. Gibson has a depth of experience in equity and debt financing of oil and gas related entities. This experience runs the gamut from revolving asset based production loans to designing sales of interests to qualify as unrelated business taxable income for tax exempt organizations, including vendor financed production payments, dollar denominated and volumetric production payments, Section 29 transactions, royalty trust arrangements, net profits agreements, tax partnerships, numerous carry and back-in arrangements and private placements and public offerings. Such transactions also include related due diligence, re-structuring, choice of entity issues and lien questions, including operator liens and the “secret lien” of UCC § 9.343.

Mr. Gibson is admitted to the Texas Bar and is a member of the Texas and Dallas Bar Associations. He is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  In 2002, he was chair of the Energy Section of the Dallas Bar and, until July of 2004 was a member of the Council of the Oil, Gas and Energy Section of the Texas Bar and Editor of the Section’s newsletter. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen, the A.D.A.M. Energy Forum, and several industry associations.  He is past a member of the State Issues Committee of  TIPRO (Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners) and is currently a member of the Texas Title Standards Joint Editorial Board.



Contact Information:  mgibson@pattonboggs.com

                                     2001 Ross Ave., Suite 300

                                     Dallas, TX 75201

                                     Tel:  214-758-1537