Natural Resources Industry Overview

The oil and gas industry has recently suffered distress resulting from the collapse in oil prices.  At Porzio, we have strong insight into the legal concerns facing companies in the natural resources industry. Our legal team includes veteran attorneys who have served oil and gas, energy, and mining and metals companies as outside counsel, in-house counsel and as corporate officers. This broad expertise allows us to offer the kind of practical advice that companies need in order to thrive in today’s increasingly litigious environment.

Porzio attorneys service the financial needs of natural resources companies through corporate formation and restructuring, transactional deals, private placements and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and property sale and leasing.  We offer our clients in the natural resources industry a well-rounded suite of legal services ranging from corporate transactions and financial restructuring to environmental compliance to toxic tort and environmental litigation.  Additionally, our firm has long focused on environmental law and toxic tort litigation issues of critical importance to the industry.

Having worked closely with companies in the industry on a wide variety of matters, we have an in-depth understanding of issues facing the industry and of transactional requirements. This, coupled with our business experience within the natural resources industry, allows us to advise our clients at a strategic level—enabling them to avoid costly roadblocks and to navigate the regulations unique to our clients' industry.

A Suite of Services

Our services to the natural resources industry include:

  • Corporate Law—Advising on a wide variety of corporate legal matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities law and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Litigation—Defending companies in claims related to toxic exposure, environmental violations, securities law and others
  • Environmental Compliance—Helping oil and gas companies comply with environmental laws and regulations, including obtaining appropriate permits, remediation and “Brownfields” development
  • Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring—Helping distressed companies reorganize, retool, recover and rebuild, and aiding healthy companies deal with customers and suppliers in distress
  • Insurance Coverage—Helping clients with coverage issues involving property and business income losses, sexual harassment claims, toxic tort claims, environmental cleanup liabilities and other exposures under commercial policies