Attorney Profile

Kent Hollier has over thirteen years of legal experience working with oil and gas clients ranging from private independent operators to publicly-traded corporations. An honors graduate of Texas A&M University, Kent earned a Bachelors degree in Business from the Mays College of Business where he worked on several Student Government committees and was recognized for his active involvement in student life. Upon graduation, he continued his education at the University of Houston Law Center, serving as an Associate Editor for the Houston Business & Tax Law Journal.  While attending law school, Kent completed judicial internships in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the Harris County Probate Court and the Harris County Civil Court at Law No. 1 before working as the law clerk for a downtown Houston law firm.

After graduation, Kent entered the oil and gas industry as a field landman prior to transitioning in-house with an E&P company in Oklahoma City where he gained significant experience negotiating farmout agreements and working with field landmen. As a landman, he conducted independent due-diligence for several hundred million dollar acquisitions and developed a deep understanding of all land department functions. Kent began examining title while working with a group of attorneys in East Texas where he developed a strong background in oil and gas law by conducting both stand-up and sit-down title examination.

Kent is licensed to practice law in Texas, North Dakota, Colorado and Wyoming and is a certified mediator in the State of Texas as well as an accredited arbiter for the Better Business Bureau. Outside of work, Kent enjoys skiing with his wife, playing with his baby girl, and cycling.

Education

  •  University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2005
  •  Texas A&M University, BBA Management w/ Honors, 2002

Academic Affiliations

  •  Houston Business & Tax Law Journal, Associate Editor
  •  Certified Mediator – The A. A. White Center for Dispute Resolution
  •  Accredited Arbiter – Better Business Bureau Certification Program

Admissions

  •  Texas, 2006
  •  North Dakota, 2011
  •  Colorado, 2013
  • Wyoming, 2016

Selected Professional Memberships

  •  Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Lawyers
  •  Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen
  •  Denver Petroleum Club Mentor Program (2013-14)
  •  North Dakota Petroleum Council
  •  Colorado Bar Association (Section on Natural Resources and Energy Law)
  •  American Association of Professional Landmen
  •  State Bar of North Dakota (Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law)
  •  State Bar of Texas (Section on Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law)
  •  Denver Young Professionals
  •  CultureHaus (Denver Art Museum)
  •  Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (Leadership Arts 2014-15)
  • Denver Food Rescue – Volunteer and Member
  • Denver Petroleum Club neXecutives Program