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    Eli Kiefaber focuses his practice in mineral title and energy law and is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He regularly works with publicly-traded and private-equity energy producers in major U.S. shale plays and has prepared numerous title opinions, including drilling title opinions, division order opinions, supplemental title opinions, and acquisition title opinions. Eli’s experience also encompasses energy litigation matters, including title disputes, interpretation of royalties and payments of revenues.

    Eli Kiefaber understands that in his practice he is not only hired as an attorney but as a teammate. Eli enjoys working closely with his clients and creating an engaging experience. Clients appreciate that Eli is on their side, listening to their needs, and is always working toward reaching their goals.  Eli is licensed to practice in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Ohio.

    Eli is also a frequent speaker, providing educational lectures across the country at industry organizations such as the American Association of Professional Landman (AAPL), the National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA), and many local industry groups.

    Memberships & Awards

    Texas Super Lawyers, Energy & Natural Resources Law, 2019-2022
    Institute for Energy Law, Advisory Board
    Houston Bar Association, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section
    Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen
    North Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen
    American Association of Petroleum Landmen
    College of the State Bar of Texas

    Work Experience

    2022 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2013-2022 Kiefaber & Olivia LLP
    2011-2013 Kilburn Law Firm
    2002-2011 Faruki Ireland & Cox PLL