Harry L. Blomquist III

Harry L. Blomquist III, Attorney

Phone:
(210) 497-2600 ext. 203

Bar Admission:
Texas (1996)

Education:
St. Mary’s University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
J.D., Cum Laude (1995)

University of Texas
Austin, TX
B.B.A. in Petroleum Land Management (1975)
 

Professional Affiliations:
State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section
AAPL (American Association of Professional Landmen)
SAAPL (San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen)

Harry has 35 plus years of experience as a landman, explorationist, and title attorney, which allows him to provide a unique perspective and insight to the Firm and clients.

After graduating from the University of Texas with a major in Petroleum Land Management in 1975, he held positions as a Petroleum Landman with Tartan Resources Corporation of Houston (1976-77) and Cotton Petroleum Corporation in Tulsa and Midland (1977-1980). After 1980, and prior to receiving his law degree, he was an independent landman and owner of Palomino Oil Co. in Midland and San Antonio, Texas. As a company landman, Harry handled all land related activities, including assembly and negotiations for sale and purchase of exploration projects, preparation of joint operating agreements, joint venture agreements, assignments, Rule 37 exceptions, and Oklahoma and New Mexico forced poolings. His experience as an independent landman also included all phases of land activity, including title search, lease acquisition, curative, and due diligence on production purchases in the $8 million to $80 million range. As owner of Palomino Oil Co. (now Palomino Energy, L.P.), Harry assembled and sold exploration and production prospects in the 1980’s, resulting in the drilling and successful completion of over 75 wells.

As a sole-practitioner in San Antonio, Harry primarily focused on examination of title throughout Texas, including abstract examination and stand-up title work, preparing Drilling Title Opinions and Division Order Title Opinions, preparation of Joint Operating Agreements and analysis of joint operating agreement issues, obtaining mineral receiverships, resolving landowner disputes, and consulting on other title related issues. In 2009, he expanded his practice to a mid-size firm to meet his clients’ needs in the Eagle Ford Shale. As the Manager of H. L. Blomquist III, P.C., he primarily supervised the attorneys in preparation of Drilling and Division Order Opinions, and assisted clients with resolving title issues. Today he continues to provide the Firm and clients with his legal assistance and knowledge of the industry.

Harry is the author of Geophysical Trespass? The Guessing Game Created by the Awkward Combination of Outmoded Laws and Soaring Technology, which was published in the BAYLOR LAW REVIEW, Volume 48, Page 21 (Winter 1996) and the PUBLIC LAND AND RESOURCES LAW DIGEST, Vol. 33, No. 2 (1996). An abridged version appeared in THE LANDMAN, March/April 1996 issue. He presented the topic at the 1996 annual convention of the American Association of Professional Landmen in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Donna S. Collins

Donna S. Collins, Attorney

Phone:
(210) 497-2600 ext. 202

Bar Admission:
Texas (2002)

Education:
St. Mary’s University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
J.D. (2002)

University of Texas
Austin, TX
B.A. in Economics (1998)

 
Professional Affiliations:
State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section
AAPL (American Association of Professional Landmen)
SAAPL (San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen)
PBLA (Permian Basin Landmen’s Association)

Donna joined Harry Blomquist III in 2005 and is currently serving as President of the Firm. She primarily supervises the attorneys in the preparation of title opinions, supervises the receivership proceedings, assists clients with resolving title issues, reviews and prepares curative documents, and manages the Firm. Donna also spends time managing the Midland Office.

Since 2004, Donna’s practice has focused on mineral title examination and the preparation of Drilling and Division Order Title Opinions, Leasehold Acquisition Opinions and Supplemental Opinions. She has conducted stand-up title examinations in the Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Rio Grande Valley and throughout South Texas, and has rendered opinions for lands located in Andrews, Bee, Brooks, Culberson, Dawson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Fort Bend, Frio, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Johnson, Karnes, La Salle, Lavaca, Live Oak, Loving, Parker, Matagorda, Maverick, McMullen, Midland, Reeves, Starr, Webb, Wharton, Wise, Zapata, and Zavala counties. She has also represented Lessees in mineral and royalty receivership proceedings.

Prior to joining Harry, Donna worked with a San Antonio mineral title firm as a title attorney, where she examined and rendered title opinions for subdivided properties in Zapata County, Texas. After law school, Donna’s practice included real estate, probate, small business and mortgage services.

Adam K. Beever

Adam Beever, Attorney

Phone:
(210) 497-2600 ext. 219

Bar Admission:
Texas (2000)

Education:
St. Mary’s University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
J.D. (2000)

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
B.B.A. in Finance (1995)

Professional Affiliations:
State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section
State Bar of Texas – Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
AAPL (American Association of Professional Landmen)
SAAPL (San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen)

Adam joined Harry Blomquist III and Donna Collins in 2008 and is currently serving as Secretary of the Firm. He primarily examines title and renders Drilling Title Opinions, Division Order Title Opinions, Supplemental Opinions and Letter Updates, Leasehold Acquisition Opinions, Division of Interest Reports and Legal Memorandums. He assists clients with curing title issues and supervises the attorneys in the preparation of title opinions. He also assists in the management of the Midland Office.

Adam’s experience in mineral title examination began in 2001 and includes stand-up reviews in the courthouses of Bee, Bexar, Brooks, Calhoun, Dimmit, Duval, Erath, Fort Bend, Frio, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, Karnes, Kenedy, La Salle, Lee, Lavaca, Live Oak, Matagorda, Maverick, McMullen, Nueces, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Willacy, Zapata and Zavala Counties.

Prior to joining Harry and Donna, Adam worked with a San Antonio mineral title firm as a title attorney and examined and rendered title opinions for properties in South Texas. After law school, Adam worked as a field landman responsible for preparing mineral ownership reports, negotiating leases, generating runsheets, procuring curative materials, conducting leasehold acquisition due diligence and negotiating pipeline easements with county and local government officials. He is a native South Texan with years of bilingual experience, which allows him to assist in matters requiring communications in Spanish.

Will Johnson

Will Johnson, Attorney

Phone:
(210) 497-2600 ext. 205

Bar Admission:
Texas (2009)

Education:
South Texas College of Law
Houston, TX
J.D. (2009)

Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
B.A. in Political Science (2005)

 
Professional Affiliations:
State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section
San Antonio Bar Association
AAPL (American Association of Professional Landmen)
SAAPL (San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen)
YPE (Young Professionals in Energy)
SA Young Lawyers Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association

Will has been examining title and rendering opinions for the Firm since May of 2011. His primary responsibilities include title examination and the preparation of Original and Supplemental Drilling Title Opinions, Division Order Title Opinions, Leasehold Acquisition Opinions, and Curative and Title Updates. He regularly assists clients with curing title issues, and the preparation of curative instruments.

Will also represents Lessee’s in mineral and royalty receivership proceedings, and Lessors in quiet title actions.

After law school, Will worked for a medical malpractice and personal injury firm. In 2010, he focused his practice on mineral title and drafted title opinions covering the Barnett Shale and Eagle Ford Shale.

Nathan Dimmitt

Nathan Dimmitt, Attorney

Phone:
(210) 497-2600 ext. 211

Bar Admissions:
Texas (2007)
Oklahoma (2013)

Education:
St. Mary’s University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
J.D. (2007)

University of Texas
Austin, TX
B.A. in Psychology (2004)

Board Certification

Professional Affiliations:
State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section
Oklahoma Bar Association – Energy and Natural Resources Law Section

Nathan has been examining title and rendering opinions for the Firm since September of 2010. His practice includes title examination of lands situated in the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford Shale and throughout Texas. He prepares Original Drilling and Supplemental Title Opinions, Division Order Title Opinions, Curative and Title Updates, Division of Interest Reports, and Leasehold Acquisition Opinions. He assists clients with curing title issues, and the preparation of curative instruments.

Nathan also represents Lessees in mineral and royalty receivership proceedings.

Nathan began working in the oil and gas industry in 2007 as an independent landman focusing on the Eagle Ford Shale. He has examined title and prepared title opinions for oil and gas companies since 2008 throughout the State of Texas, including the following counties: Archer, Atascosa, Baylor, Bee, Culberson, Dallas, Dawson, DeWitt, Dimmit, Duval, Erath, Foard, Freestone, Frio, Gonzales, Hidalgo, Jackson, Johnson, Karnes, LaSalle, Leon, Live Oak, Martin, Maverick, McMullen, Medina, Nueces, Palo Pinto, Panola, Reagan, Reeves, Rusk, Starr, Tarrant, Throckmorton, Webb, Wharton, Wilson, Zapata and Zavala.

Justin Villegas

Justin Villegas, Attorney

Phone:
(210) 497-2600 ext. 207

Bar Admissions:
Texas (2009)
New Mexico (2012)

Education:
St. Mary’s University School of Law
San Antonio, TX
J.D. (2009)

University of California at Davis
Davis, CA
B.A. in Political Science (2004)

Professional Affiliations:
State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law
State Bar of New Mexico – Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law

Justin has been examining title and rendering opinions for the Firm since June of 2010. His primary responsibilities include title examination and the preparation of Original and Supplemental Drilling Title Opinions, Division Order Title Opinions, Leasehold Acquisition Opinions, and Curative and Title Updates. He regularly assists clients with curing title issues, and the preparation of curative instruments.

Justin is also responsible for examining New Mexico title and rendering opinions for clients with New Mexico assets.

After law school, Justin worked as a field landman in the Eagle Ford Shale and was responsible for preparing mineral ownership reports, negotiating leases, generating runsheets, procuring curative materials, and conducting leasehold acquisition due diligence.