San Antonio Law- David Roth


Direct: (210) 424-4531
Facsimile: (210) 424-4521
Email: David H.O. Roth

David H.O. Roth

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  • Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated (San Antonio, 1995-2015), Shareholder


The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1995
The University of Texas at San Antonio, B.A. 1989


Practice Areas
Oil, Gas & Energy Law
Environmental Law
Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestments



Oil & Gas

  • In all facets of exploration, production, and surface operations
  • Vast Eagle Ford Shale experience, having been involved on-the-ground since the 1st discovery well in 2008
  • Negotiated and closed more than 600,000 acres of custom oil and gas leases
  • Master service contracts for energy exploration oilfield and drilling industries
  • Derivative contracts, such as ISDA Master Agreements, Schedules, Credit Support Annexes, swaps, options and other risk management tools
  • Upstream and downstream commodity purchase agreements and revenue accounting
  • Multi-state oil and gas lending transactions

Energy Transport and Distribution

  • Advises pipeline companies, gas utilities and other transporters of hydrocarbon products
  • Pipeline joint venture, co-ownership and land management

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestments

  • International project development for oil and gas concession across the Americas
  • Environmental counsel in mergers, acquisitions and divestments of operating companies and properties.

Mineral Development

  • Hard minerals, lignite and uranium mining projects.

Water Development

  • Water development projects for lease acquisition, drilling, production, and municipal sales of groundwater. Buying, selling and transferring both surface and groundwater rights.

Renewable Energy Projects

  • Renewable electric power projects, including utility scale wind and solar generation farms and bio-gas projects

Conservation Projects

  • Transfers, conservation and partitioning of environmentally sensitive and archaeologically significant ranch properties.

Ranch Sales

  • Ranch purchases and sales of complicated title and mult-user properties where agricultural, hunting, energy development and recreational uses coexist.



Admitted to Practice Law in Texas, 1996


David advises clients on the full range of legal issues related to natural resource development and use, including oil, gas, water, renewables, energy and environmental matters. David is a frequent author and speaker on natural resources issues and trends, including oil and gas leases, wind power, water and mineral rights. He is board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization.