Our roots are in oil and gas law. We know the oil and gas industry. Wally Scott and Frank Douglass started SDM as an oil and gas firm in 1976. Five of our lawyers have served as Chair of the Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. We provide business advice to our many oil and gas clients. We review title instruments and advise clients with respect to title issues. We assist in the review and preparation of critical documents, such as oil and gas leases, joint operating agreements, pooling declarations and unitization agreements. There is virtually no part of the oil and gas business in which we have not provided advice and assistance to our clients.