Kilburn Ramey, PLLC

Kilburn Ramey, PLLC

Houston, Fulshear and Simonton Texas Law Firm: Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Probate and Estates, Litigation, Business formation and transactions, Due Diligence and M&A, Asset Protection and Collections.

Firm Overview

Kilburn Ramey, PLLC attorneys combine their expertise, supported by an outstanding team of paralegals and staff, to make Kilburn Ramey, PLLC an industry leader.* Long trusted by some of the top companies in their fields, from small private businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Kilburn Ramey, PLLC strives to be your best legal resource for all of your legal needs. Kilburn Ramey, PLLC serves a wide range of clients ranging from international Fortune 500 companies to small local businesses and individuals.

Kilburn Ramey, PLLC attorneys have been General Counsel and In-house counsel for major energy, oilfield services and logistics companies, as well as entrepreneurial startups. Kilburn Ramey, PLLC knows what it takes for its clients to succeed in business. Kilburn Ramey, PLLC has attorneys licensed in:

Texas (all state and federal courts)
Louisiana (all state and federal courts)
Oklahoma
Montana
Ohio
West Virginia
North Dakota
Colorado
Utah
Nebraska
Wyoming

*Kilburn Ramey, PLLC attorneys are rated in the highest category of attorney quality, AV, by the Martindale Hubble Rating Service





Kilburn Ramey, PLLC attorneys handle matters including:

Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Title Examination and Curative
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Conveyance & Security Instruments
Regulatory Support
Operational Legal Support (Pooling, Leasing, JOA, etc.)
Contracts and Agreements (MSA's, etc.)

Litigation and Early Dispute Resolution

Civil Claims and Trials
Appellate Law, Arbitration, and Mediation
Asset Protection/Collections/Consumer Protection

Transactions

Contracts and Specialized Agreements
Due Diligence
Mergers and Acquisitions
Wills, Trusts, Probate and Estates
Non-Profit Support


Business Law

Business Formation and Business Law
Government and Regulatory Affairs
Corporate and Employment Law
Strategic Project Management
Insurance and Risk Management
Commercial Financing Transactions
Outsourced General Counsel and Legal Function

Real Estate

Construction Law
Real Estate Leasing, sales, and disputes
(Residential and Commercial)
Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation
Commercial Lending and Leasing
Landlord/Tenant
Liens and Lis Pendens


Managing Member:

Mr. Ramey formerly served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and as Vice President of Legal for YRC Worldwide, Inc., a Fortune 500 Company (formerly Yellow Freight and Roadway). Mr. Ramey was responsible for leading the departments handling worldwide litigation, claims, risk management, and operational support, including contracts, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and strategic projects. Mr. Ramey held previous in-house positions as Associate General Counsel of EGL, Inc., (now CEVA Logistics), and counsel with Baker Hughes and BHP Billiton.

Mr. Ramey began his legal career in civil trial practice, serving a wide variety of clients in the energy, manufacturing, transportation, financial and other industries, successfully trying dozens of cases to jury verdict. Mr. Ramey has managed or represented clients' interests with litigation, transactions and counseling in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Chile, China, South Africa, and the U.K. Mr. Ramey has extensive experience with the energy and mineral exploration and production industries, trucking and logistics, non-profits, real estate and construction, associated service companies, and has represented a full range of individuals and companies across all industries common to Texas.


Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Education

B.S., Texas A&M University, 1991
J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1994, with Honors

Professional
Main Office
Main Office
1717 St. James Place, Ste. 460
Simonton, Texas *by appointment only
Houston  TX  77056
Phone
  • (713) 974-1333
Fax
  • (713) 974-5333
Websites
Business
The full spectrum of legal services, including:
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Title Examination and Curative
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Conveyance & Security Instruments
Regulatory Support
Operational Legal Support (Pooling, Leasing, JOA, etc.)
Contrac
The Kilburn Law Firm, PLLC in Houston brings together the industry experiences of its extensive and impressive roster of legal talent to provide the following services:

Oil, gas and mineral law
Title examination
Litigation
Pooling and unitization analysis
Contracts and agreements
Risk management
Acquisition and sale of producing properties
Complex transactions
Due diligence
Appellate law
Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning
Probate and Estate Administration

Kerry Kilburn

Kerry Kilburn founded Kilburn Law Firm, PLLC to provide general, commercial transaction and litigation services to its clients, with an emphasis on the oil and gas industry.

He has extensive experience in Texas and Louisiana oil, gas and energy-related transactions and litigation, including acquisitions and divestitures of producing properties, energy loans, title examination, trials and appeals in both state and federal courts in Texas and Louisiana.

Mr. Kilburn is a sought-after speaker and author on topical industry issues. He is committed to his profession and to his community.

Practice areas

Oil, gas and mineral law
Title examination
Litigation
Environmental law
Pooling issues
Seismic issues
Energy lending
Energy transactions
Bar admissions

State Bar of Texas
Louisiana State Bar Association
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell
Education

J.D. , Louisiana State University, 1982
B.A., University of Texas at Austin, with honors, 1978
Professional memberships

Houston Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Association
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
American Association of Professional Landmen
Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law Member, Advisory Board
Louisiana Mineral Law Institute
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Publications

"Dealing with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality," Louisiana State Bar Association seminar
"Foreclosure and Bankruptcy in Louisiana," National Business Institute seminar
"Pooling and Unitization in Texas," Mineral Law Institute seminar, South Texas College of Law; Co-Author with Anne Bullen
"The Duhig Rule: Oversimplified," NHAPL seminar
Community involvement

Fort Worth Public Library Foundation
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Life Member; Team Penning & Ranch Sorting Committee; Art Auction Committee; Legal Advisory Committee
University of Texas Exes Life member
Campanile Charities, Inc. Board of Directors

Christopher 'C.B.' Ramey

Mr. Ramey formerly served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and as Vice President of Legal for YRC Worldwide, Inc., a Fortune 500 Company (formerly Yellow Freight and Roadway). Mr. Ramey was responsible for leading the departments handling worldwide litigation, claims, risk management, and operational support, including contracts, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and strategic projects. Mr. Ramey held previous in-house positions as Associate General Counsel of EGL, Inc., (now CEVA Logistics), and counsel with Baker Hughes and BHP Billiton.

Mr. Ramey began his legal career in civil trial practice, serving a wide variety of clients in the energy, manufacturing, transportation, financial and other industries, successfully trying dozens of cases to jury verdict. Mr. Ramey has managed or represented clients' interests with litigation, transactions and counseling in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Chile, China, South Africa, and the U.K. Mr. Ramey has extensive experience with the energy and mineral exploration and production industries, trucking and logistics, non-profits, real estate and construction, associated service companies, and has represented a full range of individuals and companies across all industries common to Texas.

Conceived and implemented successful processes for handling large litigation dockets, and managing operational support for hundreds of clients locations on six continents
Successfully managed over eight hundred million dollars in reserved legal liabilities, and multi-million dollar legal budgets, producing substantial year over year improvement in legal fee and liability payments.
Private practice providing litigation services, transactional support, and counsel for a wide range of large and small corporate clients in all phases of business.
Mediated, arbitrated, and/or tried hundreds of disputes worldwide, and managed the handling of thousands more.

Practice Areas

Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Title Examination
Litigation, Trials and Dispute Resolution of all kinds
Government and Regulatory Affairs
General Business Consultation
Risk Management
Complex Transactions
Due Diligence
Environmental, Real Estate, and Construction Law
Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, and Mediation

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Education

B.S., Texas A&M University, 1991
J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1994, with Honors

Professional Memberships

Houston Bar Association
Texas Bar Association

Community Involvement

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Former Chief Administrative Officer and Member
Curing Children's Cancer Fund, associated with Texas Children's Hospital
Texas A&M University Association of Former Students and 12th Man Foundation
Education
  • Texas A&M University
    BA , 1991
  • South Texas College of Law
    JD , 1994
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