Two Kiefaber & Oliva LLP Attorneys Recognized As Texas Rising Stars

March 25, 2022 — Kiefaber & Oliva LLP attorneys  Zachary Oliva, and Patrick Schenkel have been named to the Super Lawyers 2022 “Texas Rising Stars” list in the category of Energy & Resources.

Zachary Oliva – Mr. Oliva, a founding partner of Kiefaber & Oliva LLP, has extensive experience with authoring oil and gas title opinions, drafting and reviewing oil and gas leases, surface use agreements, and purchase and sale agreements, as well as drafting and negotiating other oil and gas contracts. Clients regularly seek his advice concerning business formations, contracts, and service agreements. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio, Texas, and New Mexico.

Patrick Schenkel – Mr. Schenkel advises oil and gas clients regarding acquisitions and divestitures, complex mineral titles, pooling issues, lease analysis, joint operating agreements, surface use issues, and title curative. His practice also involves drafting and probating wills and assistance in the settlement of estates, including drafting and recording affidavits of heirship, special warranty deeds, and other settlement instruments. He is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, Texas, and Montana.

About Kiefaber & Oliva LLP – Kiefaber & Oliva LLP is a nationally recognized law firm with offices in Houston, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio. From Fortune 500 companies to private equity-backed start-ups, our clients operate and invest in onshore assets across the U.S. Lower 48. We provide legal services to help oil and gas companies address critical challenges and opportunities – whether they are event-driven or part of a long-term strategy. Learn more at

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