To say the least, these are challenging times in the oil and gas industry. Price volatility has reversed the drilling boom of recent years, causing attrition in the marketplace, major layoffs and more. Increasing industry regulation has added to the challenge with unprecedented layers of complexity in both transactions and compliance at the federal, state and local levels. Litigation, especially related to contracts and regulatory issues, is a major concern. The result: oil and gas companies need legal partners who will recognize opportunities, provide a current map, straighten the road and fuel success no matter the current climate.