Jason A. Smith

Associate

Houston
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Jason Smith concentrates his practice on finance and real estate transactions, with extensive experience in oil and gas matters. He has a depth of knowledge regarding complex lease transactions and oil and gas title examinations. Focusing on his clients’ best interests, Jason builds positive relationships through responsiveness and effective solutions.

Jason is board-certified in oil, gas and mineral law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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  • Served as in-house counsel for an oil and gas exploration and production company for a major leasehold acquisition in South Texas. Drafted and negotiated complex leases and confirmed title to the leasehold interest. 
  • Completed a rush title examination project for an oil and gas production client that involved educating and supervising 20+ attorneys on Texas title standards. Assisted in title examination, including reviewing and signing off on final work.
  • Supervised a group of attorneys in a title examination project involving old oil and gas leasehold interests in the Eagle Ford Shale.
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Experience

  • Served as in-house counsel for an oil and gas exploration and production company for a major leasehold acquisition in South Texas. Drafted and negotiated complex leases and confirmed title to the leasehold interest. 
  • Completed a rush title examination project for an oil and gas production client that involved educating and supervising 20+ attorneys on Texas title standards. Assisted in title examination, including reviewing and signing off on final work.
  • Supervised a group of attorneys in a title examination project involving old oil and gas leasehold interests in the Eagle Ford Shale.

Recognitions

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization: Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas: Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section

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Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Rebecca Simmons, Texas Fourth Court of Appeals (2007)

Education

  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2007
  • B.A., Texas A&M University, 1996