Cynthia A. Nicholson - Gordon Arata McCollam Duplantis & Eagan LLC

Cynthia A. Nicholson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Cynthia Nicholson’s practice is centered on oil and gas transactions with respect to lands located within the State of Louisiana as well as those located on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). She regularly documents and negotiates acquisitions and divestitures of both onshore and offshore properties, and has extensive experience with many types of transaction structures including mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and sales. She regularly counsels clients on a wide range of regulatory issues and has extensive experience counseling clients on issues arising under OCS regulations. Throughout her career, Cynthia has also advised clients on the drafting and interpretation of mineral leases, operating agreements, participation agreements, unitization agreements, servitude agreements and other agreements used in the oil and gas industry.

A significant portion of Cynthia's practice is also dedicated to the analysis and review of complex land and leasehold titles. She has rendered hundreds of title opinions based on her examination of complex petroleum titles, and she regularly assists clients in the financing of such onshore and offshore properties. Cynthia represents clients before the U.S. Department of Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). She has assisted clients in obtaining mineral leases and rights-of-way on the OCS and in the creation of units approved by the BOEMRE.


  • Listed in Louisiana SuperLawyers

Office Location

201 Saint Charles Avenue, 40th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70170-4000
United States

Practice Areas

Energy Law
Oil and Gas Law

Other Information

Gender: Female