JAMES “JAMIE” D.
THE CLIENTS’ BUSINESS When Vance Freeman left Dallas to
start a law firm in East Texas, he found a demand for attorneys
that understood the oil and gas business. Fortunately for
Freeman, that was something he knew about, because the oil
and gas business was also his family’s business.
As energy prices began to climb during the last decade and
development capital poured into East Texas, the demand for
oil and gas lawyers increased. But few lawyers had entered the
practice since the early ’80s. Freeman and his partner, Jason
Mills, found themselves among a small group.
INDUSTRY-FOCUSED Recognizing the importance of industry
knowledge, Freeman Mills PC requires new associates and staff
to take petroleum technology classes and spend time in the
field. Freeman uses his industry experience and background
to give clients business and legal advice. “My partners and
I understand how our clients’ businesses are operated and
financed,” he explains. “And we understand their business
objectives. Our satisfaction comes from helping our clients in
the energy industry be successful.”
FREEMAN MILLS PC
DALLAS / TYLER / LONGVIEW
*CHOSEN TO 2012 RISING S TARS
Rising Stars honoree E. Foster Green joined the firm as a
partner in 2010 and founded the firm’s Dallas office, where he
was already representing E&P companies in title examination
and transactional matters. The Dallas office has quickly grown
to six lawyers and a staff of seven.
Freeman Mills plans to expand to Houston in 2012. Just six
years old, Freeman Mills PC has 20 lawyers and a staff of 17.
Dallas / Tyler / Longview