K. Greg Eidman, Jr.

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PHONE: 713.590.9350

FAX: 713.590.9399

EMAIL: kgeidman@mcfall-law.com

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PRACTICE FOCUS

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Products Liability
  • Complex Business Disputes
  • Corporate Law

EXPERIENCE

Greg Eidman focuses his practice exclusively on complex commercial and business litigation and arbitration. Greg’s experience includes high-stakes disputes of every description, including the defense and prosecution of cases involving business torts, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, patent infringement, trade-secrets, product liability, and contract disputes. He has represented a variety of clients including NYSE companies, small businesses and entrepreneurs covering a broad range of businesses and industry that range from upstream and midstream energy companies (public and private), oil and gas service companies, pipeline and transportation, equipment manufacturing and steel fabrication, general aviation, credit card processing, and private investment pools. Greg has counseled clients in multi-million dollar asset acquisitions, joint operating agreements, oil and gas leases, participation and farm out agreements, corporate governance matters, contract and lease negotiations, and business entity formations including joint ventures, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations.

EDUCATION

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1991
    Board of Advocates
    Order of Lytae
  • Southern Methodist University, B.B.A. (Finance), 1987
  • The University of Texas, 1985

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • National Order of the Barristers

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the District of North Dakota

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Listed in Houston’s Top Lawyers – 2013 and 2014 (Oil and Gas; Litigation)
  • American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition — National Champion, 1991
  • Recipient of Garland Walker Scholarship, Trial Appellate Advocacy, 1990
  • Recipient of Thomas Justin Treece Memorial Award — Outstanding Oral Advocate, 1990

CIVIC and CHARITABLE INVOLVEMENT

  • Steering Committee Member, St. Francis Episcopal Day School
  • Board Member, St. Francis Episcopal Day School Sports Association (2013-present)
  • Member, The Children’s Fund, Inc. (venture-capital charity for children’s causes), 2007 to 2011
    Board of Director (co-chair for corporate development committee) 2009-2011
  • Member/Treasurer, Advisory Board for Westminster Weekday Day School, 2006 to 2009
  • Active member, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Won judgment in favor of NYSE energy company following lengthy federal court litigation and ensuing arbitration over disputed post-closing purchase price adjustment in sale of oil and gas interests in a $62 million transaction.

Lead counsel on behalf of intellectual property owner in eight-week jury trial involving the violation of a software license agreement.

Represented oil and gas working interest owners in joint-interest audit resulting in a client recovery valued over $2.1 million.

Obtained injunctive relief for a national consulting firm following a former employee’s misappropriation of trade secrets and violation of non-competition agreement.

Represented override royalty interest owner in recovery of unpaid royalties in offshore natural gas production and refined product from LNG processing plant in Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Represented a foreign oil and gas company in contract dispute stemming from well bore damage following completion and workover operations.

Obtained injunctive relief for a NYSE energy company to halt unauthorized drilling operations in a North Dakota oil and gas field.

Represented consortium of oil and gas companies in a product liability suit against a Japanese manufacturer in connection with design and marketing defect of oilfield tubulars.

Obtained injunctive relief for a minority shareholder of a closely-held Texas corporation following “freeze out” efforts by majority shareholders.

Represented a publicly traded oilfield service company in a $3.5 million claim stemming from an offshore drill casing failure.

Represented NYSE parent energy company in litigation to protect valuable trade secret status of non-public reserve report data. The matter is currently pending before the Texas Supreme Courts.

Represented a Los Angeles film production company in litigation to enforce contract for exclusive sale agency and distribution rights to an acclaimed motion picture.

Prosecuted a declaratory judgment action arising from insurer’s claim denial. The matter settled during bench trial resulting in a client recovery in excess of policy limits.

Represented an oilfield-drilling engineer against former employer’s suit to enforce a non-competition agreement. The former employer abandoned the claim after pre-trial discovery.

Obtained summary judgment for a prominent Houston law firm dismissing a $36 million lawsuit brought by terminated school district employees who claimed defamation, fraud, misrepresentation and violations of constitutional rights stemming from the law firm’s engagement by the Houston Independent School District to investigate allegations of property theft. The final judgment was successfully defended on appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.

Represented a private investor in negotiation for ownership rights to an in-progress motion picture screenplay (co-written by screenwriter of “Apollo 13”).

Represented an oilfield-drilling consultant against a wrongful death action stemming from an onshore rig explosion due to a defective blowout preventer (the plaintiffs voluntarily non-suited the client prior to trial).

Represented a Houston construction company in a premises liability suit (plaintiff voluntarily dismissed claim with prejudice during jury selection).

Represented a component-part manufacturer against aviation product liability suit stemming from a private airplane crash in Mississippi (plaintiff voluntarily non-suited claim solely against client based upon evidence obtained during initial pre-trial discovery).

Corporate counsel for a private investment pool.

Corporate counsel for multiple independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in Texas, Colorado, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Corporate counsel for private familty-owned Texas oil pipeline and storage tank facility. Representation includes matters involving joint operating agreements, master service agreements, indemnity agreements, lease agreements, and royalty agreements.

Corporate counsel for a private air charter company.

Represented a Texas holding company in an asset-purchase transaction for the acquisition of an aircraft services business (FBO) valued in excess of $12 million dollars.

Representation includes negotiation and closing of private aircraft sales.

Representation includes the negotiation of a long-term management lease agreement with a Texas municipality for the development and operation of a public airfield.