Shana Metteauer Smith is a Partner with Leech Tishman and a member of the Real Estate Practice Group, where she co-leads the Oil and Gas Title Group. She is also a member of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources Industry Group. Based in the Houston, TX office, Shana’s practice is devoted to the energy industry.
During the course of her career, Shana has negotiated and drafted the terms of deeds, easements and rights-of-way, option agreements, and leases; advised clients in a variety of corporate and real estate transactions; rendered many title opinions covering interests in oil and gas fields across the country; assisted with numerous due diligence projects, as well as mergers and acquisitions; and developed extensive knowledge of the midstream sector to guide clients through issues related to PHMSA compliance and asset acquisition.
Shana’s wide array of knowledge and experience enables her to advise clients on many different legal challenges encountered by the energy industry.
Shana routinely serves as a project manager, during which times she manages attorneys, contractors, and workflow to ensure that clients receive a high-quality and cost-efficient product in the timeframe proscribed.
Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Shana worked as an attorney for a Houston-based energy firm and a San Antonio-based energy firm, as well as a law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Texas.
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law
B.S., Texas A&M University
State Bar of Texas (Member, Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section and Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section)
State Bar Association of North Dakota
Association of Former Students – Texas A&M University
Desk and Derrick Club (Houston Chapter and North Harris/Montgomery Chapter)
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
Northern Appalachian Landman’s Association
Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association
Texas Aggie Bar Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association
Women’s Energy Network, Appalachia
Speeches & Presentations
Title and Curative 101, Lunch and Learn (for client), July 2015