Add experienced industry counsel to the legal team without breaking the budget.
In-house lawyers at E&P companies have a very busy schedule. In addition to the day-to-day grind of advising their land and regulatory departments, working on deals, and managing litigation, in-house lawyers have many other business responsibilities within the company that tend to consume the day. They also have to keep up on legal trends affecting the oil and gas industry, report to management on the status of the laws and regulations affecting the business, and watch the legal budget like a hawk.
Our +lawyer | oil + gas plans are designed with these challenges in mind. We give our E&P clients and their in-house lawyers instant access to (a) experienced industry counsel who knows the client's business; (b) fast, succinct, and substantive responses to questions as they arise; (c) proactive services that add value to the client's business; (d) thought leadership to inform clients about legal trends and help them stay ahead of the curve; and (e) fixed monthly rates to achieve cost-predictability. Our +lawyer | (oil + gas) plans include:
constant contact: It’s an on-demand world. GA BIBIKOS LLC has a “constant contact” philosophy, meaning 24-7-365 availability by phone or email from anywhere for on-demand legal advice on oil + gas issues and related business strategy.
review + revise | comment + advise: Clients engaged in document-heavy businesses need quick and thoughtful reviews of their day-to-day transactions from lawyers who know the oil and gas business. GA BIBIKOS LLC is here to help alleviate the burden of the daily contract-review grind by assuming that obligation and providing a thorough review and analysis of the company’s regular transactions. This frees up counsel's time to attend to other company obligations and provides the added benefit of having outside counsel offer additional perspectives before sending contracts out the door for execution and implementation.
research + memoranda: As new and difficult issues arise, clients need answers to help them make decisions. GA BIBIKOS LLC can help. We take a “no stone unturned” approach to legal research and analysis to provide clients with the best advice possible and follow up with a formal legal memorandum for the client’s use and future reference. When clients get a memorandum from GA BIBIKOS LLC, they have an answer within the first 30 seconds of reading the introduction, followed by a thorough legal analysis of all the issues in plain English and practical recommendations based on legal conclusions that counsel can forward internally to the business team to help the company make important decisions.
x-briefing solutions: In-house counsel regularly provide executive briefings to update owners, management teams, and boards of directors on the status of the laws and regulations affecting the company’s business. Our job at GA BIBIKOS LLC is to make the lives of our clients’ in-house legal teams easier. GA BIBIKOS LLC takes a lot of pride in keeping in-house counsel well-informed on the law and where it is trending. To that end, we work tirelessly to prepare in-house counsel in advance of regular meetings with their general counsel, management team, owners, CEOs, or boards of directors (as the case may be) to report on legal and industry issues affecting the business now and in the future.
formDoc maintenance: The industry moves fast, and clients need solid form contracts to pull off the shelf and implement in the field without delay. Although clients should review their forms from time to time to account for new issues, changes in the law, or changes in the industry, the press of other matters often delays these proactive measures. At GA BIBIKOS LLC, we schedule a regular review of documents such as oil and gas leases or deeds, lease addenda, lease amendments, lease ratifications, memoranda of leases, releases, easements, road-use agreements, SUAs, unit declarations, MSAs, and other forms to account for changes and keep clients ahead of the curve without disrupting the pace of their business.
@ the forefront: As part of our efforts to keep clients well-informed, we watch industry news and legal developments like a hawk. Our regular outreach ensures that in-house counsel stays ahead of the curve on legal issues and trends affecting the company and its business.
+regulatory monitoring: The regulatory scene changes constantly, whether by the political or regulatory process or by judicial decisions. Clients in highly regulated industries in particular need to stay well-informed on the latest regulatory and legislative developments affecting their business. To that end, GA BIBIKOS LLC provides a review and analysis of oil and gas cases, regulatory and legislative initiatives, and regulatory news; prepares and transmits reports to clients; and attends and reports on state agency committee meetings of interest as part of our regulatory monitoring services.
+regulatory response: Regulators issue notices for alleged violations of laws and regulations, and (rightly or wrongly) they do so frequently. GA BIBIKOS LLC shifts the burden of reviewing and responding to these allegations away from in-house legal and regulatory departments; provides a thorough review and analysis of notices of violations and proposed assessments of civil penalties; and drafts, reviews, and submits responses on behalf of clients as they arise for any site-specific problems.
litigation + appeals: E&P clients companies face litigation over oil and gas rights and oil and gas leases all the time. Some may seem like insignificant cases that don't justify significant legal spend, but the law in Appalachian states, particularly Pennsylvania, is still developing such that every case involving oil and gas rights or leases has potential significance. GA BIBIKOS LLC has considerable experience litigating cases involving oil and gas rights and oil and gas leases on behalf of the industry and offers discounted hourly rates for +lawyer clients. We also use caps to control the costs of litigating a case based on its complexity, meaning no matter what happens the fees over the life of the case will not exceed a certain amount.
Take a look at our base plans and add-ons and click the links to request more information. If you don't see anything that quite fits, we can customize a plan that suits your needs.
+lawyer | oil + gas
+lawyer | oil + gas (plans)
- constant contact
(unlimited calls + emails)
- review + revise | comment + advise
- research + memoranda
(unlimited research + 2 memos/month)
- @ the forefront emails
- x-briefing (on demand)
- formDoc maintenance (quarterly)
- additional discount on hourly rate
(litigation and after-plan work)
+ lawyer | oil + gas (add-ons)
your +lawyer | oil + gas plan PLUS:
caps on litigation
(e.g., 1-2 depositions, no experts)
(e.g., 2-4 depositions, 2 experts)
(e.g., 5+ depositions, multiple experts)
- for amicus, appellant,
appellee, or intervenor
(e.g., small record; basic issues; some industry significance)
(e.g., mid-sized record; some difficult issues; considerable industry significance)
(e.g., large records; first-impression issues; industry-critical issues; etc.)