Attorneys > Richard L. Morrison

Richard L. (Rick) Morrison
- Partner

Phone: (512) 477-7543
Fax: (512) 474-0954

Richard L. Morrison:

Rick’s primary practice areas are oil and gas exploration and production and real estate transactions. On the oil and gas side of his practice, he has represented large and small exploration and production companies with the preparation of title opinions for drilling oil and gas wells and payment of production from those wells.  In addition to his title work, Rick assists his clients with the negotiation and preparation of all upstream and midstream contracts and agreements, as well as due diligence review of assets subject to proposed purchase and sale agreements.

In his real estate practice, Rick represents clients in the acquisition, sale, development, leasing and financing of commercial and residential real estate. His practice includes the negotiation and drafting of commercial leases, purchase and sale contracts, development agreements and joint venture agreements and closing documents, as well as limited and general partnership agreements and other necessary documentation for the formation and maintenance of real estate holding entities and general business entities. He is also experienced in negotiating land development rights and permits for real estate developers with the City of Austin and surrounding cities and counties. In addition to his real estate practice, Rick represents both lenders and borrowers in secured commercial and real estate based transactions, and in SBA insured loan transactions.

Practice Areas


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance,
    University of Texas at Austin, 1991
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence,
    University of Houston School of Law, 1994, Phi Delta Phi

Professional Licenses

  • Attorney at Law, Texas 1994,
  • Attorney at Law, Wyoming 2011,
  • Attorney at Law, Pennsylvania 2011
  • Attorney at Law, Montana 2013

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
    (Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law and Real Estate, Probate & Trust Law sections)
  • State Bar of Wyoming
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania
  • State Bar of Texas Legislative Review Committee 1999-2009
    (Real Estate Division)
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Member
  • Texas College of Real Estate Attorneys
  • Austin Bar Association
    (Oil & Gas and Real Estate sections)
  • Real Estate Council of Austin
    (Transportation and Local Development Committees)
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Speaker, "Real Estate Contracts",
    Lorman Legal Education Series, Austin, Texas, 2001
  • Speaker, "Legislative Update,"
    Travis County Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Sept. 2001
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Austin Professional Landmenís Association
  • Texas Land Title Association

Court Admissions

  • All Texas, Wyoming and Pennsylvania state courts

Additional Information
Mr. Morrison was born and raised in Santa Fe, Texas. He has been married to Jennifer Ludwig since 2003, and they have three children, Luke born in 2005 and twin daughters Aubrey and Elise born in 2008.

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