Representing both individual and corporate clients over the past 30 years in a wide variety of litigation and arbitration matters – most often including oil & gas and other energy-related disputes, insurance claims, and real estate matters – Bob Ballentine has focused on advising clients and, where necessary, litigating many disputes associated with oil & gas royalties, water rights, surface rights, and mineral rights, as well as contract claims associated with pipeline gathering, processing, and transmission services. In addition, he frequently has represented plaintiffs and defendants, both large and small, in a broad array of commercial litigation, consumer litigation, and business tort litigation.
Always mindful of his clients’ business or personal objectives and concerns, Bob Ballentine approaches each and every case with the understanding:
“Each client’s particular litigation matter is the single, most important matter in his or her life.”
Bob Ballentine has more than 30 years of commercial litigation and arbitration experience, primarily resolving disputes over land and title instruments, real estate contracts, oil & gas contracts, partnership and joint venture agreements and specialized contracts such as exploration agreements, joint development agreements, joint operating agreements, wellhead sales contracts, gas processing contracts, gas purchase and sales agreements, service agreements, gas and gas liquids transportation agreements, gas processing agreements, and many related contracts. He has been engaged as both trial and appellate counsel in connection with energy disputes, including title disputes, particularly those addressing difficult deed construction issues.
He has advised and represented clients – comprised of a diverse mix of individuals, corporations, partnerships, unincorporated associations and equivalent numbers of plaintiffs and defendants – involved in controversies arising over insurance coverage, toxic tort and environmental claims, contract, real estate, and product liability matters, as well as associational disputes concerning partnerships, LLC’s and other business relationships.
Most recently, he has represented parties to a commercial real estate transaction in drafting a title curative settlement agreement, thereby permitting the transaction to proceed to closing; represented a group of private investors in a dispute with the operator and its affiliates over its operation of a disposal well project for produced water; represented the landlord in multi-court litigation to resolve a dispute with its tenant over the commercial lease of a large manufacturing facility; represented the seller in a contract dispute with the buyer over its sale of multiple waste water disposal wells.