K.B. Battaglini

K.B. Battaglini


Strong Pipkin Bissell & Ledyard, L.L.P.

Recognized since 2012

Houston, Texas

Practice Areas

Arbitration

Commercial Litigation

Natural Resources Law

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K. B. Battaglini has for more than 3 decades counseled and represented businesses and individuals. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America© (by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners), has expertise in energy, environmental, natural resources, media and entertainment law, and has significant first chair experience in trials, appeals, arbitrations and mediations. He is on the national panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and FINRA. Prior to joining Strong Pipkin, he was a partner at a large international law firm.

Location

  • Two Riverway, Suite 1020
    Houston, TX 77056

Education

  • Regent University, MA, graduated 2018
  • University of Houston Law Center , LLM, graduated 2014
  • SUNY - Potsdam, BA, graduated 1974
  • South Texas College of Law , JD, graduated 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, State Bar of Texas

Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Foundation - Lifetime Fellow
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel - Director
  • Texas Bar Foundation - Fellow

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U. S. District Court, Western District of Texas

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

  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Natural Resources Law

Awards:

  • AVVO-10.0 (highest rating)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel—President’s Award (2015)

Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Law

  • upstream and midstream operations
  • onshore and offshore
  • mergers/acquisitions/dispositions
  • securities and real estate
  • entity formation and company agreements
  • director and officer liability
  • corporate compliance/internal investigations
  • master service agreements/indemnity
  • leases and operating agreements
  • production/gathering/transportation/storage
  • environmental remediation
  • CERCLA, RCRA, OSHA, CWA, CAA, OPA, ESA
  • Served as operations counsel and head of litigation for the exploration and production division of a publicly-traded (American Stock Exchange) oil and gas company.
  • Lead attorney in trial and appeal of Republic Petroleum LLC v. Dynamic Offshore Resources NS LLC and W&T Offshore Inc., 474 S.W.3d 424 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2015, pet. denied) which concerned issues of standing and capacity to sue for contract breach and damages.
  • Participated in trial and appeal of Jinkins v. Bryan, 763 S.W.2d 539 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 1988, writ denied), a seminal case concerning the distinction between “dry gas” and “casinghead gas,” which serves as an interpretive guide to the statutory definition of “dry gas” found at Texas Natural Resources Code Sec. 86.002(7).

Commercial Litigation, Appeals, Arbitration, Mediation

  • trials and appeals in state and federal court
  • international and domestic arbitration
  • commercial mediation (certified mediator)
  • Lead attorney in trial and appeal of Williams v. Dardenne, 345 S.W.3d 118 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2011, pet. denied) which concerned the element of reliance in fraudulent inducement claims and which upheld the viability of “as is” real estate sales contracts in Texas.

Media and Entertainment Law

  • copyright/trademark/defamation
  • film/television producing: development, finance, marketing, distribution

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