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About Us > Terry Cross

Terry Cross  
Dallas, Texas
Attorney At Law
Board Certified Oil, Gas and Mineral Law in Texas

McClure & Cross LLP
4600 Greenville Ave, Suite 126
Dallas, Texas 75206
Telephone :  214.329.1241
Telecopy :  817.877.5680

Terry Cross has 40+ years’ experience in providing legal counsel to the oil and gas industry as in-house counsel in a major oil company, partner in a large law firm energy practice and now in the boutique oil and gas firm of McClure & Cross. He is licensed in North Dakota and Texas and board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Board of Specialization of the State Bar of Texas. He regularly teaches Texas Land Titles as Adjunct Professor at SMU Dedman School of Law and is a frequent speaker and author on energy finance, oil and gas law and industry contracts. He is a member of the joint editorial board for the development of title examination standards established by the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Sections of the State Bar of Texas. Cross was selected for the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in Energy and Natural Resources Law and named the Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Natural Resources Law for Dallas/ Fort Worth for 2018.


Anatomy of a Title Opinion- Purpose, Process, Product-, Oil, Gas and Mineral Title Examination Course- State Bar of Texas (2014); Texas Oil and Gas Law Journal Volume 28, No. 6 (2014)

Statutory Contractor Liens Against Mineral Property-, Oil, Gas and Mineral Title Examination Course- State Bar of Texas (2015)

Title Warranties and Other Covenants That Run With Oil & Gas Properties-,Oil, Gas and Mineral Title Examination Course- State Bar of Texas (2016); 19th Annual Permian Basin Oil and Gas Law Seminar (2017)

Extra Provisions – The Final Word in the AAPL Model Form Operating Agreement , Operations and the New AAPL Form 610-2015 Model Form Operating Agreement- Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation /AAPL/COPAS (2016) (2017)

Acquiring Aging Oil & Gas Assets- Grading the Gems and Marking the Landmines Underlying the Value Assumptions-, 63rd Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, Paper 13 (2017)

Consents to Assign and Preferential Rights to Purchase- Restraints on Liquidity… and Value?-, Institute for Energy Law – 69th Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference (2018)

Negotiating the Oil & Gas Lease- , Oil & Gas Agreements Special Institute- Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (2018) (co-authored with John B. McFarland)

University of Houston, 1974 B.A. (Honors Program) in English
University of Houston JD 1977 magna cum laude