Eric Holey

Attorney at SF Legal Group

Representation Location(s):
All Across Oklahoma

Practice Areas:
Business organizations law, Construction law, Corporate law, Family law, Immigration law, Litigation, Military law, Oil and gas, Property law, and Trusts & estates law.

Admissions:
Oklahoma and D.C. Court of Appeals, Western Northern and Easter Districts of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association, and Federal Bar Association.

Education:
Oklahoma City University School of Law, Juris Doctor; May 2018 GPA 3.4/4.0; Dean’s List for 3 semesters, Top 25% of Class University of Texas, B.A. in German; May 2006.

Rotary Foreign Exchange Student; August 1996 to August 1997 Gertrud-Bäumer-Gymnasium, Remscheid, Germany

Eric's Bio

Focus areas: Advising mineral owners and surface owners with lease negotiations, complex title issues, and removing “clouds” from their record title. In combination with my professional experiences listed below, I have over 13 years of experience in:

a) Examination of public records of title evidence, review of property tax records, review of judicial records and securing releases of mortgages and other outstanding liens in Oklahoma, Texas, and Ohio;

b) Providing legal advice, negotiation, and resolution of title and boundary disputes including adverse possession and conflicting words of grant in the chain of title, conflicting applications of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act of 1989 and 2006, issues related to public roads and highways, Indian Lands, public utilities, abandoned easements, railroads, and pipelines;

c) Examining and preparing attorney title opinions, ownership reports, oil and gas leases, oil and gas lease assignments, assignments of overriding royalty interests, calculating working interests and net revenue interests in oil and gas estates, joint operating agreements, pipeline easements, mortgages, and liens;

d) Drafting and preparing purchase agreements, closing documents, title curative and closings.

Professional Associations

The Oklahoma Academy
Oklahoma Solar Association
American Association of Professional Landmen
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
Sister Cities International, Oklahoma City Chapter

Legal Experience

Ridgetop Properties, LLC

Managing Partner, Commercial and Residential Property Development in the Oklahoma City Metro Area; December 2014 to September 2018; 40 to 60 hours per week

Vista Ridge Resources, LLC

Managing Partner, Business Development and Asset Management, Negotiate Upstream Oil and Gas Agreements including A&D Contracts and Joint Operating Agreements; September 2012 to September 2018; 40 to 60 work hours per week

Gulfport Energy Corporation

Landman, Acquisitions, Drilling Unit Development & Legal Liaison; July 2011 to September 2012; 40 to 60 work hours per week

Benjamin F. Hackett & Associates, Tucker Oil Properties and Schonwald Land, Inc

Independent Landman; August 2007 to July 2011; 40 to 60 work hours per week

FosterQuan, LLP

Immigration Firm Legal Assistant, Translator; July 2006 to April 2007; 40 to 60 work hours per week

Academic Experience

The Jodi G. Marquette American Indian Wills Clinic; Spring 2018 Under the supervision of a licensed attorney, law students working in the clinic provide estate planning services to tribal members in Oklahoma.

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team Editor; 2017-2018

Federal Bar Association, Oklahoma City Student Chapter President; 2017

Winners Law Firm, Tianjin, China. Summer Legal Intern, July and August 2016
Performed legal research and drafted memoranda regarding Foreign Direct Investment in China under the supervision of the German practice group.

Military Experience

United States Marine Corps 0311 Infantry; December 1999 to December 2003 Chemical Biological Incident Response Force attached to 4th MEB(AT) Rapid Extraction Team, Team Leader Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer, Technician

Certifications

Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf; April 2005
Business German Translator Certificate Awarded by the Goethe-Institut in Chicago, IL
United States Marine Corps Awards
Two Time Awardee of Meritorious Promotion
Meritorious Mast Certificate awarded for leadership

Personal

Oklahoma County Bar Association, CLE Committee
Member; Fall 2019
The Oklahoma Academy
Panelist for the Town Hall Forum “Oklahoma Energy: Optimizing Our Resources for the Future”; Fall 2019