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Don Hueske focuses his practice in the area of energy law, and has extensive experience in title examination and due diligence for acquisitions and financing issues, as well as the management and oversight of those providing similar services. He routinely prepares original, supplemental and division order title opinions, and has assisted in the negotiation and drafting of leasehold assignments, farmout and joint operating agreements and various curative instruments, as well as master service agreements. In addition, Don has negotiated and drafted surface agreements and leases for use in renewable wind and solar projects, and has counseled clients with regard to same.

Don has built a solid reputation for practical, reliable and results-oriented advice, allowing his clients to identify, mitigate and resolve risks encountered in their operations. Prior to licensure as an attorney, Don served in a variety of land and land administration departments as a division order, lease and title analyst and landman for a number of independent exploration and production companies.

Memberships & Awards

Houston Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Energy for 2015
Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2013
2013 Finalist, "Who's Who in Energy", Houston Business Journal
Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section, State Bar of Texas
College of the State Bar of Texas

Work Experience

2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2010-2014 Burleson LLP
1995-2010 Law Office of Donald T. Hueske
1993-1995 Labanowski and Associates
1990-1993 Randall K. Sadler, P.C.

Speaking Engagements

“Recent Texas Cases Affecting Lease Maintenance,” NHAPL Half Day Seminar, February 2017

Due Diligence Panel Discussion, AAPL Annual Meeting, June 2016

“An Overview of Texas Probate and Heirship,” Houston Association of Division Order Analysts, April 2015

“Allocation and Bearing of Post-Production Costs,” Houston Association of Professional Landmen, September 2014

"Title Examination and the Due Diligence Process: Defects and Notifications," 11th Annual A&D Strategies and Opportunities Conference, Dallas, TX, September 2012

Co-author with Michael Browning, "So You Want to Be an Oil and Gas Lawyer?," Texas Lawyer, July 2012