Reesa D. Hedrick

Senior Associate

Phone: +1.713.646.5519 | Facsimile: +1.713.752.0337

E-mail: rhedrick@smfadlaw.com

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Summary

Reesa Hedrick practices in the areas of real estate, real estate title, energy, oil and gas, Petroleum Marketing Practices Act, and commercial transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, foreclosures, loan workouts.

Ms. Hedrick represents Fortune 500 energy companies in the management and large scale divestiture of real estate and energy assets located throughout the United States, including Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. For example, Ms. Hedrick’s experience includes asset disposition, acquisition, auction of surplus assets, handling and management of leasehold sites for Shell Oil Company.

Prior to her joining the Firm, Ms. Hedrick was the Texas General Counsel for NETCO, Vice President and Counsel for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, and the Briefing and Research Attorney to Chief Justice J. Curtiss Brown of the 14th Court of Appeals.

Significant Representations

  • April 2011 — Closed $57 million of assets for major international oil company.
  • June 2010 — Closed $29 million of assets for major international oil company.
  • March 2010 — Closed $30 million of assets for major international oil company.
  • 2010 and 2011 — Auction of surplus assets for major international oil company.
  • November 2009 — Closed $135 million of assets for major international oil company.
  • August 2009 — Closed $20 million of assets for major international oil company.
  • October 2008 — Closed $105 million of assets for major international oil company.
  • May 2007 — Closed $2.9 billion sale of assets for major international oil company.
  • May 2006 — Closed $277.1 million sale of assets for major international oil company.

Published and Unpublished Cases

  • Hoechst-Celanese Corp v. Mendez, 967 S.W.2d 354 (Tex. 1998)
  • Dinh v. Harris County Hosp. Dist., 896 S.W.2d 248 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 1995, no writ)

Publications, Presentations, and Speeches

  • Past Speaker for George Leonard School of Real Estate – Title Curative Issues
  • Speaker on Texas Home Equity Lending, Closing and Title Insurance Issues, Mechanic’s Liens
  • Guest Lecturer at South Texas College of Law
  • Expert Witness, Testifying and Consulting on Foreclosure, Real Estate Title, Escrow and Homestead Issues

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Executive Committee to the Board of Trustees of Bering Memorial United Methodist Church
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees Emeritus of Bering Memorial United Methodist Church
  • Board of Trustees Emeritus of Bering Omega Community Services
  • Board of Directors Emeritus of American Title Company of Brazos County
  • Texas Land Title Association – Member

Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Association