Michael J. Pantaleo

Mike Pantaleo

Mike began his career as an Independent Petroleum Landman in Louisiana and Texas working in a managerial role in multiple oil and gas lease and pipeline right-of-way acquisition projects, as well as numerous due diligence projects for multi-million dollar acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas properties.  In 2015, Mike joined Randazzo Giglio & Bailey LLC as an associate attorney.  Since that time, Mike has rendered numerous oil and gas title opinions on properties across the State of Louisiana.  In addition, Mike regularly counsels clients on transactional matters and provides “nuts and bolts” operations advice.  Mike also provides general business planning, transactions and advice to the firm’s clients.

Mike obtained his a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in finance and business management in 2006 from Auburn University and his J.D. from Florida Coastal School of Law.  Mike is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and is a member of various professional organizations including the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Association of Professional Landmen, the Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen, Houston Association of Professional Landmen and the Lafayette Bar Association.

Representative Matters:

Oil & Gas

  • Drafted agreements and contractual provisions for joint operating agreements, drilling contracts, mineral leases, rights-of-ways, surface and subsurface agreements and all other relevant forms of transactional documents and contracts
  • Rendered drilling and division order title opinions in Louisiana
  • Drafted curative instruments and documents
  • Advise clients on day to day operations including risk fee and mineral lease maintenance issues
  • Regulatory issues with State of Louisiana, Office of Conservation and Office of Mineral Resources

Business Law

  • Formation of business entities and preparation of operating agreements, employment contracts, and other such agreements
  • Drafted agreements and transactions transferring membership interest and corporate shares

Real Estate

  • Rendered title opinions for the acquisition and divestiture of immovable property in Louisiana
  • Prepared closing and real estate transactional documents, purchase agreements, sale instruments, leases and right-of-way agreements