Melissa A. Munson
(281) 203-5765
Office: The Woodlands
J.D. University of Houston Law Center
B.A. University of Texas at Austin
Licensure: TX
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Melissa Munson practices in the areas of real estate, business, and energy and natural resources law. She assists oil and gas developers with original and division order title opinions and in a variety of transactional matters, including due diligence for acquisitions. Melissa is active with the Houston bar and her law school’s alumni community and is an avid supporter of the Houston Urban Debate League.

Work Experience

2016 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2015-2016 Liskow & Lewis
2012-2015 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2011-2012 Peissel Law Firm

Upcoming Events

Speaking Engagements

February 2015 - Energy Webcast - "Federal Oil & Gas Leases" India Coal Permits

"The Impact of HB 40 on Texas Drilling Operations," Houston Association of Lease and Title Analysts, Houston, TX, August 25, 2015

"Federal Oil and Gas Lease Overview," North Houston Association of Professional Landmen, February 2, 2015

"Due Diligence Pitfalls," Houston Energy Leadership Summit, November 5, 2014

"Unrecorded Agreements: When to Inquire and Why," Houston Association of Lease and Title Analysts, Houston, TX, July 22, 2014

"You Call That a Title Opinion? Texas Versus the World," Houston Association of Lease and Title Analysts, Houston, TX, June 25, 2013

"AG Golden v. SM Energy: Assuming Pre-existing Affirmative Obligations," North Dakota Law School Energy Law Symposium, Grand Forks, ND, October 24, 2013

Key Experience

Conducted due diligence for a domestic exploration and production company's acquisition of oil and gas properties
Prepared drilling and division order title opinions, as well as limited acquisition opinions
Drafted transactional documents for several multi-million dollar acquisitions of upstream oil and gas assets

Memberships & Awards

Houston Bar Association, Habitat for Humanity Committee