Stephen (“Steve”) Brearley focuses his practice on real estate and oil, gas, and mineral title examination. He prepares Original Drilling and Supplemental Title Opinions, Division Order Title Opinions, Curative and Title Updates, Division of Interest Reports, and Leasehold Acquisition Opinions on lands throughout the State of Texas. Steve’s practice also includes advising clients on complex title issues and drafting curative instruments.
Since graduating from law school, Steve has worked exclusively in the field of oil and gas law. He has examined title and prepared title opinions for clients throughout the State of Texas, including South Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale, the Permian Basin, the Barnett Shale, and East Texas. His background includes stand-up title examination and the rendering of Original Drilling, Supplemental, Division Order, Limited Leasehold, and Acquisition Title Opinions, including the preparation of curative instruments.
Steve graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2003 with a degree in Finance. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2006.
Steve is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law.