We are never surprised. Armed with relevant institutional knowledge and a deep reservoir of experience across all levels of the energy industry, we know how to choose the best strategy to manage risk for our clients.
We think of ourselves not only as lawyers, but a dynamic team of energy professionals who evolve to meet the needs of the industry and our clients. We understand the regulatory, business, and political climates our clients face so that we can collaborate with you on finding cost-effective solutions to your business problems – including litigation. In the end, we resolve legal obstacles so that our clients can focus on what matters to you: the predictability and profitability of your operations.
Liskow represents the full gamut of upstream, midstream and downstream companies, from operators of all sizes to global energy giants. We’ve worked on the most complex issues pertaining to royalty, surface use, title disputes and more. Our deep experience has trained us to anticipate what problems may arise based on your situation, and which good, bad, and novel arguments you can expect your counter-party to advance. We advise every client as if we plan to be long term advisors rather than a short-term hired gun. This, in turn, makes us an integral part of our client’s business operations.
Our legacy in the energy field helps us shape the future of law
Our firm has been at the forefront of Louisiana’s energy industry for nearly a century. In Louisiana, we were an integral part of developing state jurisprudence regarding the relationships between operators, working interest owners, and landowners. In addition, our firm has been deeply rooted in the development of the agreements that govern these relationships, including state lease forms, federal offshore and onshore lease forms and numerous individually negotiated forms. Through our indelible work in Louisiana and our strong presence in Texas, we continue to shape the law in the Gulf Coast as it develops.
Liskow has also been at the forefront of energy development, and we’ve helped our clients both face the challenges and reap the benefits that natural resource development has brought us throughout the years. Our relationships with our clients extend far beyond the case or transaction at hand, which is why several existing clients have relied on us for more than half a century.
“Flexible” means we can be as big or as small as the case at hand
In addition to drawing on knowledge in every subspecialty, from upstream to downstream, and on our background as in-house counsel at energy companies, we are flexible when it comes to building teams. We are always nimble: small enough to give personalized attention to every claim, but also large enough to staff a big matter. Our scalability helps us ensure that every matter is staffed appropriately and efficiently.
Because we are passionately rooted in the energy industry, our goal is to protect your business interests by advising you when to push, when to pull back, and when to change directions. From strategy to litigation and appeals in both state and federal courts, we step into the courtroom understanding that litigation is merely a means for advancing your business interests, and winning for the sake of winning divorced from those interests is a hollow result.
Much more than lawyers – we are energy people
From carbon sequestration to renewable and geothermal energy, and solar, wind and hydrogen projects, we are ready to guide clients as they transition to net-zero emissions. Our experience in traditional energy and our inquisitiveness for understanding new technology places us in the perfect position to solve landowner and mineral rights lessee disputes when existing obligations shift along with the emerging energy landscape.