Kiefaber & Oliva LLP Welcomes Prominent Oil and Gas Land Management and Legal Leader Charles E. Lundeen

HOUSTON, Jan. 10, 2022 – Kiefaber & Oliva LLP is pleased to announce that Charles (“Chuck”) E. Lundeen has joined the firm as senior counsel. With over 30 years of industry experience, Mr. Lundeen has served as an oil and gas attorney, general counsel and executive land & legal manager for leading oil and gas producers. He has held senior leadership roles at NYSE-listed Fortune 500 oil and gas companies, including WPX Energy and Devon Energy.

Mr. Lundeen’s experience includes advising companies on identifying, evaluating and acquiring assets in producing plays across the U.S. Lower 48, particularly in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana. As a Certified Professional Landman, he is highly skilled in negotiations, lease acquisition, due diligence, and the preparation of contracts and agreements. He is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and Texas.

“Chuck has built a strong reputation as a trusted advisor who has long-lasting, collaborative relationships with land and legal teams,” said Zachary P. Oliva, managing partner of Kiefaber & Oliva LLP. “His depth of experience managing key oil, gas and mineral assets across major producing areas, as well as his in-house perspective, will be instrumental to our strategic growth.”

“I worked as an attorney with Zack and Eli over ten years ago, shortly before they started their own firm. I have watched them build their practice to be one of the most reputable and successful oil and gas firms around,” notes Mr. Lundeen. “They now employ a large, diverse team of creative, energetic and talented attorneys. I am incredibly proud and excited to join this team and be a strategic partner with our clients.”

Mr. Lundeen’s addition continues the firm’s growth to enhance its capabilities. Included in this expansion over the past 12 months are five attorneys, including Shane Brinkman, Rachel Flores, Josh Peterson, Ryan Stewart and Christine Sulkis.

About Kiefaber & Oliva LLP – Kiefaber & Oliva LLP is a nationally recognized law firm with offices in Houston, Texas and Columbus, Ohio. The firm provides exceptional legal services to help oil and gas companies address critical challenges and opportunities – whether event-driven or part of a long-term strategy. Highly skilled oil and gas attorneys anchor a team focused on title opinions, litigation, mineral transactions, acquisition and divestiture due diligence, contract review and negotiation, and regulatory matters. The firm’s bench is further enhanced by former landmen and board-certified attorneys in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


Charles E. Lundeen
Senior Counsel

(713) 229-0360
[email protected]


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