Certifications/Specialties:

Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Texas Bar College – State Bar of Texas

Bar Admissions:

Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, North Dakota, Illinois and Nebraska

Education:

JD, St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio

MA, International Relations, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio

BBA Management, Mays Business School, Texas A&M University

University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia

PRIOR TO FOUNDING MAZUREK & HOLLIDAY, P.C., BEN ENTERED THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY AS A LANDMAN IN THE BORDER AND GULF COAST REGIONS OF TEXAS, BEFORE MOVING IN-HOUSE TO JOIN THE BARNETT SHALE ASSET TEAM OF A MIDLAND-BASED E&P.

With the decline of the Barnett and the rise of the Eagle Ford, Ben became the project leader in charge of an approximate 30,000 acre Eagle Ford asset in Karnes and Atascosa Counties, responsible for all title research as well as all leasing and curative efforts within the prospect area.

 

Professional & Community Involvement:

  • President – San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen, Board Member 2013-Present
  • President Elect – Entrepreneur’s Organization, San Antonio Chapter
  • President – Advisory Board for Vatsalya Udayan (India-based Non-Governmental Organization)
  • Founding Board Member – Landman & Lawyers of South Texas Clays Shoot
  • Member – Texas Association of Local Landman Associations Legislative Council
  • Coach – Alamo Heights Little League
  • Member – Permian Basin Landman Association, San Antonio Association of Professional Landman, Houston Association of Professional Landman, and Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen

Publications & Speaking:

  • “New Oil & Old Laws: Problems in Allocation of Production to Owners of Non-Participating Royalty Interests in the Era of Horizontal Drilling” St. Mary’s Law Journal, Volume 44, Number 4
  • “Coyote Ranch Lake – Application of the Accommodation Doctrine to Water Law” 
    • Houston Association of Professional Landman Texas Land Institute September 2017
    • San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen, October 2017
  • “Leasing Issues for Texas Relinquishment Act Lands” 
    • Permian Basin Landman Association Spring Education Institute, April 2017
    • Houston Association of Professional Landman Fall Saturday Land Seminar, October 2017
    • North Houston Association of Professional Landmen, April 2018 
  • “Issues in Royalty Allocation” 
    • North Houston Association of Professional Landman Education Seminar, March 2017 
    • San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen Mid-Winter Seminar, January 2013
  • “2017 Texas Case Law Update”
    • North Houston Association of Professional Landmen Winter Educational Seminar, February 2018
  • “Fixed v. Floating NPRIs” 
    • Houston Association of Lease and Title Analysts, February 2018
  • “Keys to An Effective Lot & Block / Small Tract Leasing Program” 
    • Permian Basin Oil & Gas Law Conference, February 2018
    • APL Field Landman Seminar, Houston Texas, May 2018
  • “Overview of Texas’ Mineral Interest Pooling Act”
    • Client In-House Training, July 2018