Zachary P. Oliva

Zachary P. Oliva

Houston, Texas

Zachary P. Oliva is a founding partner of Kiefaber & Oliva LLP. He focuses his practice in the areas of energy and corporate law.

Zachary has assisted his energy clients with a broad range of issues. He has authored hundreds of oil and gas title opinions, and regularly assists clients in the drafting and review of oil and gas leases, surface use agreements, purchase and sale agreements and the drafting and negotiation of other oil and gas contracts.

Additionally, Zachary regularly assists clients with the negotiation, drafting and review of business formations, contracts and service agreements.

Prior to founding Kiefaber & Oliva LLP, Zachary was an attorney at a large Houston-based oil and gas law firm. He also spent 5 years in the civil construction industry.

Areas of Practice

  • Energy
  • Corporate law

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Texas
  • New Mexico


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • The Ohio State University
    • B.A.
    • Major: International Relations
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Houston Bar Association, Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section
  • West Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • Energy Bar Association
  • Young Professionals in Energy
  • Houston Producers' Forum

Pro Bono Activities

  • Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA, Board Member
  • Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show, Gatekeepers' Committee