Gleaton Doumany LLP was founded in 2017 by Craig Gleaton and John Doumany, who met as classmates at The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas School of Law. Their combined in-house and private practice experience enables them to solve client problems in a practical and efficient manner.
Craig's career in the energy industry began during law school as a landman working the Austin Chalk in East Texas and the Barnett Shale west of Fort Worth. From there, he worked in private practice in Fort Worth, Texas and Denver, Colorado for six years writing drilling and division order title opinions in Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota, negotiating various transactions and providing legal advice to energy clients.
Immediately prior to co-founding the firm in 2017, Craig worked for over four years as senior counsel for a publicly traded energy company based in Denver, Colorado. There, he negotiated seismic agreements, master service agreements, consulting agreements, marketing contracts, drilling contracts, confidentiality agreements, offer letters, surface acquisitions and commercial real estate purchases and leases. He also helped implement a company-wide standard revised A.A.P.L. operating agreement and supported various operational matters, including general land and land administration support, bankruptcy protection strategies, title disputes, payment issues, royalty claims, surface use agreements, pipeline rights-of-way and drill site locations.
The University of Texas School of Law Austin, TX - J.D., 2007
The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX - B.B.A., 2003 (Finance)
Admitted to the Texas, Colorado, North Dakota, and Wyoming Bar
Prior to co-founding Gleaton Doumany LLP in 2017, John spent nine years in private practice in Fort Worth, Texas, focusing his practice exclusively on oil, gas and energy transactions. In addition to rendering hundreds of title opinions covering all of the major basins in Texas, John has advised clients in connection with all types of oil and gas related transactions, including: the review and drafting of oil and gas leases, joint operating agreements, pooling agreements, and production sharing agreements. John has also advised operator clients with respect to oil and gas regulatory issues. John has extensive experience representing both buyers and sellers in oil and gas related acquisition and divestiture matters, including mineral and royalty acquisitions. He has also advised clients on various real estate matters.
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX J.D., 2007
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX B.A., 2004
Admitted to the Texas and North Dakota Bar
Rachael joined Gleaton Doumany LLP as Senior Counsel in 2018. Her practice primarily focuses on oil, gas and mineral title examination, preparation of drilling and division order title opinions, corporate transactions, quiet title actions and assisting oil and gas clients with legal questions regarding their day to day operations. Prior to joining the firm, Rachael was in private practice where she represented clients in a myriad of industries including energy, fast food, hospitality, banking and financial services and construction. Her title work is presently focused on lands in Wyoming and Colorado.
Prior to attending law school Rachael worked for three Denver-based companies as a financial analyst, two of which, are Fortune 300 companies.
Rachael is a 2014 alumna of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s Energy Generation Leadership Program (EnGen). She is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Lawyers, and Women in Energy.
University of Wyoming College of Law, Laramie, WY – J.D. 2009 with honors
University of Missouri School of Law, Cape Town, South Africa – Study Abroad 2007
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY – 2000 B.S. (Finance)
Admitted to the Colorado, Wyoming and New York Bar
Tom RuBane joined Gleaton Doumany LLP in 2018 as Senior Counsel, with 12 years’ experience in the Oil and Gas Sector. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and earned his Bachelor of Arts in German Studies from the University of North Texas in 1999. Tom’s first experience in Oil and Gas was working as a landman for a brokerage firm in Norman, Oklahoma. Since 2007, he has been in private practice at respected law firms in Oklahoma City and Denver. His practice is mainly focused on preparation of title opinions, and providing well researched advice on related matters for Oil & Gas Production Companies.
Tom enjoys working closely with clients in order to provide them with title opinions in an easy to use and understand format, with contents tailored to the needs of each client. He has written drilling, division order and acquisition title opinions for lands in Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, Texas and Oklahoma, and is licensed in each of those jurisdictions. He is a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and member and past-president of the Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Lawyers.
Title work is something Tom enjoys for its puzzle solving aspects, as well as the chance to read first-hand historical accounts – such as the probate of a land owner in East Texas who was killed in a gunfight and whose estate was tied up in a dispute for 30 years due to the question of whether he was actually alive or dead at the time his son “assisted” him in writing his deathbed will. When not busy adding things up to 1.00000000, Tom enjoys singing with a Denver-based men’s chorus, hiking with his Welsh Terrier, Bran, and searching for barbecue restaurants that live up to a native Texan’s expectations
University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, OK – J.D. 2006
University of North Texas, Denton, TX – 1999 B.A. (German Studies)
Admitted to the Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, Oklahoma and North Dakota Bar
Amanda’s practice focuses on title examination, curative, and due diligence. She practiced law in the Permian Basin before joining Gleaton Doumany LLP in 2017. She has written acquisition, drilling, and division order title opinions and provided legal advice to operators on various property matters. Amanda also has experience with both environmental and energy law regulatory issues through her work at the Texas Railroad Commission.
Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, TX - J.D., 2016
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX - M.A., 2012 (Philosophy)
Auburn University, Auburn, AL - B.A., 2009 (Philosophy)
Admitted to the Texas Bar
“The Moratorium and the Damage Done: Offshore Drilling After the Gulf of Mexico Drilling Moratorium and Whether Moratoria Should Continue to be Used,” 6 LSU Journal of Energy Law & Resources 409 (2018).
“The Localized Connection Between the Amistad Reservoir and Groundwater in Del Rio, Texas, and How This Relationship Can Be Applied Elsewhere in Texas,” 45 Texas Environmental Law Journal 51 (2016).
Katie’s practice focuses on title examination, curative, and due diligence.
Katie’s career in the energy industry began during law school as a land and legal intern at publicly traded energy companies located in Denver, Colorado. Immediately prior to joining Gleaton Doumany LLP in 2017, Katie worked as corporate counsel for a publicly traded Fortune 500 company based in Denver, Colorado.
The University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, CO- J.D., 2015
The University of Denver, Denver, CO- B.A., 2009
Admitted to the Colorado Bar
Garrett’s practice focuses on title examination, curative, and due diligence matters. After graduating from Auburn University, Garrett enjoyed a three-year career as an independent petroleum landman in Fort Worth, Texas, focusing on the Barnett and Eagle Ford, the Marcellus, and Utica shale plays in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. During his time in law school, Garrett clerked for an energy law firm specializing in eminent domain, right-of-way, and acquisitions for pipeline and energy companies.
St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, TX - J.D., 2017
St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX - M.B.A., 2016
Auburn University, Auburn, AL - B.B.A., 2011 (Finance)
Admitted to the Texas Bar