McGinnis Lochridge is a Texas-based firm providing quality legal services for more than 85 years. We work with individuals, small and medium businesses, large enterprises and multinational Fortune 500 corporations. From our offices in Austin and Houston, we represent clients throughout Texas, the United States and the world.
A long-time professor at Texas Tech University School of Law, Bruce M. Kramer is a nationally known oil, gas, energy and land use legal scholar.
Bruce has advised companies on a wide array of legal issues and strategies in the energy arena for more than 30 years. His areas of experience include state and federal laws, as well as regulations and rules affecting exploration, production and upstream facilities. He is also highly experienced in related contracts and leases, deed and lease interpretation issues, drafting of instruments, pooling and utilization contracts and legal issues, surface user rights (statutory and common law), and local regulation of oil and gas operations.
Bruce is the co-author of several important books that have become the definitive references for energy lawyers, including two multi-volume treatises, The Law of Pooling and Unitization and Williams and Meyers Oil and Gas Law (since 1996). He is also the co-author of the last four editions of the Manual of Oil and Gas Terms. Bruce is an authority on land use, zoning and the conflicts that arise between mineral property owners.
Bruce’s books and legal articles have been cited as authority in numerous court rulings and appellate opinions, including decisions of the Supreme Courts of Texas and multiple other states, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and numerous Federal District Courts. Bruce has prepared papers and spoken at more than 80 continuing education programs for lawyers and other professionals in the oil and gas and real estate/land use industries.
Bruce’s oil and gas representation includes: