Zachary P. Oliva

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

Zachary assists 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.

He is recognized as a 2021 “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.


Speaking Engagements

  • “Acquisition of Distressed Assets in Oil and Gas,” American Association of Professional Landmen Education Event (August 5, 2020) 
  • “Navigating Development and Co-Tenancy” American Association of Professional Landmen Education Event (February 2011)
  • “Nuisance Issues” American Association of Professional Landmen Education Event (March 2011)

Education

  • J.D., Capital University Law School
  • B.A., The Ohio State University

    Bar Admissions

    • Ohio
    • New Mexico
    • Texas

    Professional Associations and Memberships

    • Institute for Energy Law, Advisory Board
      • Young Energy Professionals Programming Sub-Committee
    • Houston Bar Association, Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section
    • West Houston Association of Professional Landmen
    • Houston Association of Professional Landmen
    • Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen
    • Permian Basin Association of Professional Landmen
    • Houston Producers' Forum
    • The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston
    • Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation - Young Professionals Group

    Pro Bono Activities

    • Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA, Past Board Member
    • Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show