Jason Schumacher

Jason A. Schumacher




Jason Schumacher is Co-Chair of the Firm's Energy Practice Group. His practice focuses on advising energy and oil and gas clients in:

  • Mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures
  • Joint development projects
  • Operational affairs
  • Project development
  • Financing arrangements

Jason has closed transactions totaling billions of dollars and has documented joint venture arrangements and energy facility projects involving committed aggregate expenditures in the billions. Clients call on him for disputes, arbitrations and mediations involving energy and oil and gas holdings and operations.

Representative Experience

Jason’s representative experience includes:‎
  • Burk Royalty Co, Ltd., in its sale of oil and gas assets in East ‎Texas to ETX Energy, LLC
  • Comstock Resources, Inc., in its acquisition of Covey Park ‎Energy LLC in a cash and stock merger valued at approximately ‎‎$2.2 billion‎
  • Undisclosed buyer in the purchase of all of Harvest Oil & Gas’ ‎interests in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico and Colorado
  • Matador Resources Company in a group of long-term natural ‎gas, crude oil and produced water midstream contracts with San ‎Mateo Midstream II LLC involving Matador’s properties in the ‎Delaware Basin
  • Merit Energy Company in its $300 million acquisition of equity ‎interests of two subsidiaries of BHP Billiton Ltd.‎
  • Affiliate of Cox Operating, L.L.C., of the then publicly traded ‎Energy XXI Gulf Coast Corporation as well as all associated ‎acquisition financing for $322 million‎
  • ‎363 sale for non-operating oil and gas company owned by ‎private equity firm
  • Matador Resources Company in a group of long-term natural ‎gas, crude oil and produced water midstream contracts with San ‎Mateo Midstream LLC involving Matador’s properties in the ‎Delaware Basin
  • Nine-figure acquisition by a family office owned oil and gas ‎company of Gulf of Mexico producing oil and gas leases and ‎wells
  • Meidu Holding Co., Ltd., a Chinese entity traded on the ‎Shanghai stock exchange, in its $535 million acquisition of ‎Woodbine Acquisition, LLC, a Texas-based exploration and ‎production company ‎
  • More than $3.5 billion in debt facilities with oil and gas reserves ‎serving as the primary collateral, representing both lenders and ‎borrowers
  • More than 45 acquisitions and divestitures of U.S. oil and gas ‎assets covering almost every producing state and numerous ‎plays across the United States, including offshore assets in ‎federal and state waters
  • Multiple joint exploration and development agreements of oil and ‎gas exploration, involving hundreds of thousands of acres ‎spanning several states and different mineral plays
  • Numerous midstream agreements on behalf of midstream, ‎capital providers and E&P companies, including long-term take ‎or pay gathering and processing arrangements
  • Numerous fund formations on behalf of oil and gas companies ‎and royalty purchasers seeking capital for acquisitions and ‎drilling capital
  • Equity purchase agreement on behalf of a management team ‎partnering with a private equity firm in an oil and gas exploration ‎and production project
  • Publicly traded oil and gas company in its exploration and ‎development agreement involving coal bed methane ‎development in Indiana and Utah
  • Sale of a 60-mile offshore state water pipeline in the Gulf of ‎Mexico to a private-equity-backed midstream company
  • Acquisitions of five oil and gas service companies on behalf of ‎diversified holding company utilizing significant seller-financed ‎buyouts
  • ‎$100 million in debt facilities to oil and gas service and ‎equipment companies, representing the lender
  • ‎$75 million lease transactions involving "pad" or "cushion" gas ‎for underground gas storage facilities

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Energy Section, Dallas Bar Association
    • Chair, 2012
    • Vice Chair, 2011
    • Treasurer, 2010
    • CLE Chair, 2009
  • Texas Energy Council
    • President, 2013-2014, 2014-2015
    • Vice President of Symposium, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Oil and Gas Law (2021)
  • Named, Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, Oil and Gas Law (2015)
  • Named, Super Lawyers® Dallas Rising Star, Energy & Natural Resources (2016-2017)