Board Certified in Oil, Gas Mineral Law
Mr. Koel was born in Hays, Kansas in 1978. He received his A.S. in Physics from Red Rocks Community College in 1998, his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001, and his J.D., Cum Laude, from New York Law School in 2005.
Mr. Koel’s practice includes oil and gas law in a wide variety of matters, including title examination, division orders, collection and bankruptcy for oilfield services providers, mineral liens, leases, participation agreements, right-of-way and pipeline easement agreements, and surface use agreements. Mr. Koel also has experience with real estate, wind energy, business, estate planning, and probate.
Mr. Koel joined Jones Gill LLP in 2013 as an Associate Attorney. Prior to joining Jones Gill LLP, Mr. Koel worked as an attorney, solo and with a firm, in the Katy area. Prior to becoming licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, Mr. Koel worked as a petroleum landman, conducting title examination in central and east Texas.
Mr. Koel is admitted to practice law before all State Courts in Texas and Colorado, as well as the Federal and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Koel is Board Certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, including the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law section and the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law section. Mr. Koel is also a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Fort Bend County Bar Association, the Katy Bar Association, the Houston Association for Professional Landmen, and the West Houston Association of Professional Landmen
Red Rocks Community College (A.S., 1998).
University of Colorado at Boulder (B.A., 2001).
New York Law School (J.D., Cum Laude, 2005).
- State Bar of Colorado
- State Bar of Texas
- District Court of the Southern District of Texas
- Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Texas
- 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Colorado Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Section
- State Bar of Texas – Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section
- Fort Bend County Bar Association
- Katy Bar Association
- College of the State Bar of Texas
Mechanic’s Liens Against Mineral Property: A Primer for the Soon-to-be Initiated, (Oilpro.com)