Christina A. Denmark
Of Counsel
(512) 749-9586
Office: The Woodlands
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
Attorney
J.D. West Virginia University
M.B.A. West Virginia University
B.S. Northern Arizona University
Licensure: PA | TX | WV
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Biography

Christina Denmark focuses her practice in the areas of energy and mineral title law. Ms. Denmark regularly assists clients with mineral title examinations and title opinions and performing due diligence for mineral acquisitions. Ms. Denmark brings unique experience to her practice in the energy department, as she previously was a trial attorney who concentrated her practice on the defense of toxic tort and personal injury claims. She handled litigation claims for individuals and companies, as well as acted as national coordinating counsel.

Work Experience

2013 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2008-2013 Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
2007-2008 Texas Office of the Attorney General
2007 IE Discovery, Inc.
2004-2007 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

PUBLICATIONS

"Texas Supreme Court Examines the Duty of Executive Right’s Holders," National Association of Lease and Title Analysts (NALTA) Magazine (June 2019)

"The Aftermath of Hysaw v. Dawkins: A Fractional Resolution to the Double Fraction Issue," Energy & Mineral Law Foundation’s Thirty-Sixth Annual Institute (2016)(Co-author)

"TX Supreme Court Decision in Compression Cost Case Focuses on Contract Language," Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL) Newsletter (August 2015); also titled "TX High Court Rules for Producer in Natural-Gas-Compression Case," American Bar Association, Energy Litigation website (July 27, 2015)

"TX High Court Rules for Producer in Natural-Gas-Compression Case," American Bar Association, Energy Litigation website (July 27, 2015)

"TX Supreme Court Declines to Articulate Bright Line Rule in Executive Duty Case," Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL) Newsletter (May 1, 2015); also published in American Bar Association, Energy Litigation website (March 2015)

"TX Court Declines to Address Trespass Issue in Wastewater Migration Case," American Bar Association, Energy Litigation website (March 2015)

"Texas Court Decision a Cautionary Tale for Oil and Gas Operators," National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA) magazine (April/May/June 2015); also published in Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL) Newsletter (March 2015)

"Mineral Lessees Have Surface Rights Across Non-Producing Pooled Tracts," NALTA News, (September 2014)(Co-author)

"Texas - 'How I Roll'," Steptoe & Johnson's First Look: Issues and Developments in Insurance Law Newsletter (Fall 2013)

"Diplomacy in Data Device Monitoring," Construction Executive (February 2011)

"Will 'Card Check' Fundamentally Shift the Employer/Work Force Dynamic?" DRI's The Critical Path (June 2009)

"Civil Litigation for Defense Attorneys," The West Virginia State Bar's Practice Handbook, Spring 2006

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

"Distribution of Title Through Trusts, Life Estates, Probate, Guardianship, and Powers of Attorney," Association of Lease and Title Analysts – Houston Chapter Fall Seminar (November 12, 2019)

Planning Committee Member to the State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Mineral Title Examination Course (June 9-10, 2016)

"Distribution of Title Through Trusts, Life Estates, Probate, Guardianship, and Powers of Attorney," State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Mineral Title Examination Course (June 25-26, 2015)

Planning Committee Member to the State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Mineral Title Examination Course (June 25-26, 2015)

Key Experience

Conducted due diligence for $10,000,000 acquisition of drilled wells and undeveloped leases in the Appalachian Basin
Assisted clients with preparation of mineral title opinions, including advising clients on title defects and curative requirements
Analyzed surface, royalty, and mineral deeds, oil and gas leases and assignments, deeds of trust, probate and estate planning documents, and other instruments affecting title to real property

Memberships & Awards

Professional
Editor-in-Chief, West Virginia Journal of Law & Technology