Donald S. "Don" Smith

Donald S. "Don" Smith


Pray Walker, P.C.

Recognized since 2007

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Practice Areas

Energy Law

Natural Resources Law

Oil and Gas Law

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Don Smith joined Pray Walker in 1983 and has been a Shareholder with the Firm since 1990. Practicing in the areas of energy law, environmental law and title examination law, his primary emphasis is in energy transactions, principally representing oil and gas producers and operators in the purchase and sale of exploration and production assets, gathering and other midstream properties, and energy-related surface facilities. Don has negotiated, coordinated and closed numerous energy transactions including divestitures, joint development agreements, participation agreements, and exploration agreements. He has conducted and overseen many title due diligence projects in multi-state transactions involving the purchase or collateralization of oil and gas assets. He has also represented oil companies involved in hydrocarbon remediations and “brownfields” redevelopments in California, New Jersey, Vermont and in Ontario, Canada.

Practice Areas: Energy Transactions, Oil and Gas Title Examinations, Environmental Law Representing Oil and Gas Producers and Oil and Gas Due Diligence Projects

Industries: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, Gathering and other Midstream Companies, Drilling Companies and other Oilfield Service Providers

Location

  • ONEOK Plaza, Suite 900
    100 West Fifth Street
    Tulsa, OK 74103-4292

Education

  • University of Tulsa , J.D., graduated 1982
  • Southwest Missouri State University - West Plains, B.A., graduated 1979

Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association - Past Chair, Energy Section
  • Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association - Past Chair, Legal Committee
  • Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen - Member
  • Tulsa County Bar Association - Member

Pray Walker, P.C.
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Natural Resources Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Energy Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Natural Resources Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Natural Resources Law, Tulsa (2022)
  • Energy Law, Tulsa (2018)
  • Natural Resources Law, Tulsa (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Energy Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Natural Resources Law

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