Stephen LaCorte
8325 Winningham | Houston, TX 77055 | (713) 419-4530 | stevolacorte@aol.com
As a field landman, I have obtained practical experience in the oil and gas industry, and now I am ready
to apply my legal education together with that experience and continue my career as an in-house landman.
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South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
J.D. Degree, May 2007
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
BBA in Management, May 2001
Cumulative GPA: 3.5
Hollis Energy Resource Services, Houston, Texas
Field Landman, December ’07 – June ‘09
 Created runsheets or abstract of title documents.
 Researched title history of real property in county deed records, probate records, and civil district
 Created spreadsheets documenting title history using Microsoft Excel.
 Examined complex wills and trusts to determine distribution of real property.
 Calculated mineral ownership based upon title history and created spreadsheets documenting
current mineral ownership and leasing status.
 Performed searches in county deed records to determine whether real property is already
encumbered by an oil and gas lease.
 Contacted prospective lessors and negotiated oil and gas leases on behalf of oil and gas
 Formatted lease forms and letters for prospective lessors and completed lease purchase report
forms for oil and gas companies.
 Conducted rigorous genealogy research using records available at the Clayton Library Center for
Genealogical Research as well as online research tools, such as Ancestry.com.
Patterson, Boyd & Lowery, PC, Houston, Texas
Law Clerk, October ’06 –January ’07 & March ‘07
Managed the progress of lawsuits while working in a high-volume civil litigation firm;
ensured that defendants were served with process; provided status to clients; interacted
with court staff, deputies, constables, and process servers.
Performed a legal research project concerning the potential liability of a bank based upon
the bank officer’s private real estate practice involving bank customers.
Harris County District Attorney’s Office
Summer Intern, June ’06-September ‘06
 Experienced the criminal justice system first-hand; observed felony trials; observed plea
negotiations between the attorneys; interviewed complaining witnesses; interviewed
police officers; organized trial documents
 References are available upon request