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									    B,. .. BULL &                                                                                          BRENT BULL
                                                                                                     JARED BARRETT
,   ~                                                                                                 PHILIP JORDAN
               BARRETT, LLP                                                                        W. KENT BICKHAM

                                       FIRM RESUME

             Bull & Barrett, LLP, is a full service oil & gas law firm that seeks to provide our clients
    with the best legal representation available. Our goal is to meet each client's needs in a
    responsive and cost-effective manner by understanding our client's business interests and
    protecting those interests. We stay in regular contact with our clients to make sure we are aware
    of their changing requirements and can adjust to those needs. Bull & Barrett is committed to
    excellence in the practice of law and strives to maintain unparalleled integrity in the pursuit of
    our clients' interests.

          Bull & Barrett, LLP understand that fortunes have been made and lost on a single
decision in the oil & gas industry. Those who really understand the business know that deep gas
exploration, stripper oil production, pipeline construction, mineral leasing, and other oil & gas
activities can be high risk endeavors. Having the right people on your side is essential to being
successful. Bull & Barrett has broad knowledge and experience handling litigation, transactional
matters and title examination specific to oil and gas interests. Our attorneys have represented
operators, wireline companies, pressure pumping companies, saltwater disposal companies, well
service companies, tool rental companies, heavy haul and hotshot trucking companies, royalty
owners, minority and majority working interest owners, as well as many others.

        The firm also handles a diverse range of litigation claims such as title disputes, breach of
joint operating agreements, underpayment of royalties, breach of lease provisions, breach of
implied covenants to market and to develop, lease terminations, and unreasonable surface
owners. Bull & Barrett handles the transactional side of the oil & gas practice as well. This
includes title opinions, negotiating, handling, and preparing JOA's, leases, right-of-ways,
easements, and participation agreements.

                       Energy Centre, 1127 Judson Road, Suite 120, Longview, Texas 75601
                              Telephone: (903) 212-7005 Facsimile: (903) 212-7006
Jared R. Barrett
Born in Bartlesville, a northeastern Oklahoma oil town, and raised in Houston, Texas, Jared
earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He then
returned to Texas to attend law school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Jared
practiced in Dallas before coming to East Texas to practice oil and gas law. He is experienced in
both federal and state court litigation and is dedicated to obtaining results for his clients both in
the courtroom and in the boardroom.
    •     American Bar Association
    •     State Bar of Texas
    •     Texas Young Lawyers Association
    •     American Association of Professional Landmen
    •     J.D., Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
    •     B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia
Bar Admissions
   •      Texas Supreme Court
   •      Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals
   •      United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
   •      United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
   •      United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Typical Representations
   •      Seller and buyer side representation in land and leasehold sale transactions
   •      Title litigation for royalty, overriding royalty and working interest leasehold owners.
   •      Creditor counsel in energy related bankruptcy proceedings.
   •      Breach of contract/breach of warranty claims against energy equipment manufacturers.
   •      Collections and sworn account claims for various energy service companies.
   •      Oil & gas title opinions and receivership leases.
Presentations and Publications
   •    "Oil & Gas Law in the Haynesville Shale," Presented at the North Texas Gas Processors
        Association Annual Meeting, November 2009.
   •    "Fundamentals of Texas Oil & Gas Law," Presented at Kilgore Community College:
        Petroleum Fundamentals, February 2008 and June 2008, June 2009 and November 2009.
   •    Acquisition and Divestitures in the Oil & Gas Business-Business             & Legal
        Considerations, Co-Author, Continuing Education Conference, Dallas CPA Society, May
Prior Experience
Before cofounding Bull & Barrett, LLP with Brent Bull, Jared worked at Shore Freeman Mills
PC in Longview, Texas, the legal department of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC in
The Woodlands, Texas and the law firm of Shore Chan Bragalone, LLP in Dallas, Texas.
Brent W. Bull
Brent is an experienced lawyer who also has hands-on experience with every aspect of running a
business. Before becoming a lawyer, Brent owned and operated his own logging company. His
experience and insight into his clients' needs have allowed him to effectively resolve major
lawsuits and disputes in Texas state and federal courts, state courts from Washington to Virginia,
and even international litigation.
    •     State Bar of Texas
    •     American Bar Association
    •     Dallas Bar Association
Bar Admissions
    •     Texas Supreme Court
    •     United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    •     United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    •     United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    •     United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
    •     United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
    •     J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law
    •     B.B.A., summa cum laude, Marketing, The University of Texas at Tyler
Practice Areas
Mr. Bull practices litigation in several areas, including:
    •     Oil and gas law
    •     Complex commercial litigation
    •     Insurance subrogation and coverage
    •     Products liability litigation
    •     Collections matters
Legal Experience
Mr. Bull spent several years practicing commercial litigation at a national firm in Dallas, Texas
before returning to East Texas. After spending several years at an oil and gas firm in Longview,
Brent joined with Jared Barrett in starting Bull & Barrett, LLP.
    •     A Good Expert Needs More than Expertise, Eighteenth Annual Product Liability
          Conference, November 9, 2006, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
Philip B. Jordan
Philip is an experienced oil and gas title attorney who has prepared many drillsite title opinions,
division order title opinions and acquisition title opinions. Mr. Jordan joined Bull & Barrett,
LLP as the founding member of the firm's oil and gas title section. In addition to preparing title
opinions, Mr. Jordan has represented energy clients in oil and gas asset acquisitions and
divestitures, unit formation, document preparation, pipeline condemnations and receivership

    •   State Bar of Texas
    •   American Bar Association
Bar Admission
    •   Texas Supreme Court
    •   J.D., summa cum laude, South Texas College of Law
            o Class Rank: 3rd out of 103
    •   B.A., Communications, Stephen F. Austin State University
Representative Title Opinion Clients
Mr. Jordan has prepared oil and gas title opinions for companies such as:
   •    NFR Energy, LLC
   •    XTO Energy, Inc.
   •    XH, LLC
   •    EOG Resources
   •    Bivins Energy Corp.
   •    Berry Petroleum Company
    •   Business Transactional Law-South     Texas College of Law Certification Program
   •    Co-Author, Law of Producing States Regarding Valuation of Oil and Gas for Severance
        Taxes, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Series Volume 2008, Number 5 (2008).
Prior Experience
Before opening a title opinion section for Bull & Barrett, LLP, Philip practiced oil & gas law at
Shore Freeman Mills PC in Tyler, Texas. And prior to deciding to return to East Texas, Philip
clerked in the oil and gas section at Thompson & Knight LLP and at Liskow & Lewis, where he
worked on matters for clients such as Petrobras and Shell Oil Company. Mr. Jordan is also an
experienced business person, having spent several years negotiating fuel supply agreements for a
multi-state petroleum distributor prior to beginning his legal career.
w. Kent Bickham
Kent is a 26-year oil & gas attorney with experience in every phase of the exploration and
production process. Working as a Senior Attorney for both Marathon Oil Company and ARCO
Oil & Gas Company, Kent was responsible for overseeing the legal work for worldwide
exploration and production activities including production operations in the Permian Basin and
East Texas, with experience in other parts of the Lower Forty-eight, Alaska, Russia and the
Ukraine. He has drafted all manner of oil & gas contracts such as leases, farm-in and farm-out
agreements, joint operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, gas sales and processing
agreements, data licenses, master service contracts and drilling contracts. Kent is also an
experienced oil & gas title attorney, having drafted numerous Drillsite Title Opinions,
Supplemental Title Opinions and Acquisition Title Opinions while operating his own oil & gas
law firm in Midland, Texas.
    •   State Bar of Texas
    •   American Bar Association
Bar Admission
    •   Texas Supreme Court
    •   J.D., The University of Texas School of Law
    •   B.B.A., summa cum laude, Insurance, University of North Texas
Prior Experience
Before joining Bull & Barrett, LLP, Kent worked 15 years as a Senior Attorney in Marathon Oil
Company's Exploration & Production Department where he drafted all manner of oil & gas
agreements, negotiated contract disputes and supervised outside counsel in litigation matters. He
also worked as a Senior Attorney for ARCO Oil & Gas Company for 7 years where he
performed legal work related to the company's exploration and production activities. Kent
started his legal career at Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe and Dawson in Midland, Texas where he
rendered numerous oil & gas title opinions. Prior to joining Marathon Oil Company, Kent
operated his own oil & gas law firm for several years, focusing on oil & gas title examination.

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