Patrick John Flueckiger
Attorney For Texas Land and Mineral Owners
Patrick Flueckiger represents owners of land, mineral interests, and producing properties in Texas.
Leasing and managing property for oil & gas exploration and production activities has significant financial implications for the interest owner. In signing a lease, the owner of the interest conveys their rights in the minerals in exchange for a contractual right to share in the production from the property. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the lease contract is written and enforced to protect the owner's rights for years to come. A lease can stay in force for decades, theoretically forever, without any opportunity for the property owner to renegotiate the terms.
There is no charge for initial consultations with us. We want you to be confident in our services, and we want to ensure we can add value to your matter.
Depending on the type of matter, we offer a variety of fee structures to ensure our services are cost-effective for mineral interests of all sizes.
Owners of minerals and royalties may be interested to learn that the Internal Revenue Code "IRC" allows a deduction known as “depletion” for oil & gas income. The depletion deduction could significantly reduce a royalty owner's income tax bill. Since a mineral interest runs out eventually (because the production 'depletes' the reserves in the ground), the IRC allows the taxpayer to claim a deduction for the decreased value of the property caused by production of minerals. One…