Michael Scoggins’ background as Senior Counsel for an oil and gas exploration and production company provides him with first-hand insight into the myriad of legal issues rooted in the operation of an energy company.
Michael is versed in all aspects of energy law, including contracts, commodity sales, conveyances, mineral leasing, service agreements, asset acquisition and divestments, litigation, leaseholder rights and operations. Prior to working in house, Michael was a litigation attorney handling complex civil disputes for clients in both state and federal courts.
Michael earned his law degree in 2007 from the University of Tulsa College of Law where he served as Notes and Comments Research Editor of the Tulsa Law Review and graduated with the highest honors. Michael received his undergraduate degree in 2003 from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.
An ultra-distance endurance athlete, Michael trains for and competes in 100-mile running races and Ironman-distance triathlons. He has lived in Indonesia and the United Kingdom and traveled extensively in Asia, Africa, South America and Central America.
Michael’s recent experience includes:
- Served as Senior Counsel for an oil and gas exploration and production company where he was the primary legal support for the company’s operations in the Permian basin.
- Representation of Buyer in acquisition of oil and gas mineral leasehold interests and related assets for consideration equal to approximately $250 million.
- Representation of Seller in divestment of oil and gas mineral leasehold interests and related assets for consideration equal to approximately $700 million.
- Representation of privately owned oil and gas company in civil dispute litigated in front of 3 judge arbitration panel.
- Representation of a heart surgeon in a medical malpractice suit in state court and won a unanimous jury verdict in favor of client.