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Nick A. SwartzendruberNick A. Swartzendruber handles a variety of com­­plex oil and gas litigation and regulatory matters. He specializes in disputes concerning mineral and leasehold title and joint operations, having significant experience in such matters both as a litigator and as an expert witness. Mr. Swartzendruber’s practice also includes representation of operators and non-operators in contested oil and gas commission matters, access disputes, oil and gas mechanic’s lien foreclosures, royalty payment, and the development of public lands. He also assists his clients in the drafting of purchase and sale agreements, surface use agreements, joint operating and pooling agreements, and other agreements pertaining to mineral development.

Mr. Swartzendruber is intimately familiar with the oil and gas industry and takes a pragmatic and cost-effective approach in helping his clients solve their problems. He understands his role as a counselor who objectively assesses risk, but also as an advocate when dealing with other parties, courts, and administrative agencies.