Matthew R. May

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Mr. May’s practice focuses primarily on oil and gas, energy, pipeline and real estate matters including oil and gas title examination, oil and gas leasing and oil and gas pipeline matters, and matters in front of the Louisiana Office of Conservation. He received his undergraduate degree in Accounting, magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and his law degree from Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1996 and 2004, respectively. Before joining the firm in 2004, he practiced as a certified public accountant and is currently registered with the Louisiana State Board of Certified Public Accountants as a CPA, inactive. He was admitted to practice law in Louisiana in 2004 and is a member of the Louisiana Bar Association.  He is listed by SuperLawyer as having attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, as a Rising Star in 2013 and 2014.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Oil & Gas Law
  • Real Estate
  • Probate and Successions
  • Corporate
  • Partnership and Limited Liability Companies

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Louisiana, 2004

EDUCATION

  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana – 2004
  • Louisiana State University, Shreveport – 1996
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Major: Accounting

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Louisiana Bar Association, Member
  • Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen, Member
  • Louisiana Oil and Gas Association

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • “Louisiana Cross Unit Drilling and Related Issues,” Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen Educational Seminar (2015)
  • “Estate Planning with Oil & Gas Interests,” with Kyle C. McInnis, 43rd Annual Estate Planning Seminar, LSU Law Center (2013)
  • “Negotiation of Surface Rights,” Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen Educational Seminar (2013)
  • “The Distinction Between Assignments and Subleases of Oil and Gas Leases in Louisiana,” Landman Seminar (2010)
  • Various in-house presentations with oil and gas producers

CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES

  • Certified Public Accountant, Inactive, Louisiana State Board of Certified Public Accountants
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Fax: 318.227.7850

Email: matt.may@cookyancey.com

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