Babst Calland Opens Houston Office,
Merges with Attorneys from the Chambers Law Firm, PLLC

Les Chambers, Ryan Chambers, Coleman Anglin and Nataliya Tipton Join the Firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice

Babst Calland today announced the opening of a new office in Houston, Texas, and merger with attorneys of The Chambers Law Firm, a prominent Houston law firm.

Les R. Chambers, Ryan A. Chambers, and Coleman G. Anglin join the Firm as shareholders, and Nataliya K. Tipton as associate.

These Houston-based attorneys represent clients on a variety of legal and regulatory matters, particularly in the areas of oil and gas, property, and transactional law and all aspects of oil and gas title examination and analysis process for exploration and production companies in the Mid-Continent (including Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma) and Appalachian Basin.

Commenting on these developments, Donald C. Bluedorn II, managing shareholder of Babst Calland, said, “These highly-regarded oil and gas attorneys are a natural fit in advancing our Firm’s vision to continue to expand our geographic footprint to serve clients’ needs in the development of the Permian Basin and other major and emerging shale plays in the country.”

“Our nationally-recognized multidisciplinary team of experienced energy attorneys, along with the resources of our new Houston office, offer our clients exceptional regional and national legal representation to help navigate challenges and opportunities to succeed in the oil and gas industry.”

“We are very excited to be joining Babst Calland,” said Les Chambers.  “The vast experience of our respective firms in the energy and natural resource sector, along with the diversity of practice areas and significant support staff at Babst Calland, will create a synergy that will greatly enhance the services we can provide to both our individual and mutual clients across the country.”

Les Chambers, the managing shareholder of Babst Calland’s Houston office, concentrates his practice in the areas of oil, gas and mineral title examination and opinions, oil and gas transactions, property law, as well as assisting clients on a wide range of energy matters including negotiating and drafting oil and gas contracts, leases, due diligence examination and analysis, pipeline acquisitions and surface use and seismic agreements.

Ryan Chambers, Coleman Anglin, and Nataliya Tipton also focus their practice on a wide range of oil, gas, and mineral-related matters including title opinions, title examination, due diligence, business and land transactions, operating agreements, litigation, and contractual and regulatory issues.

“The addition of our Houston office supports our strategy to expand Babst Calland’s team and capabilities to serve the needs of existing and new oil and gas clients in the Permian, San Juan, and Eagle Ford Basins as well as the Mid-Continent,” said Bruce F. Rudoy, Co-Chair of Babst Calland’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group.

The Firm’s new Houston, Texas office is located in The Woodlands, Texas.