Grant E. Summers

Grant E. Summers

Shreveport, Louisiana

Grant Summers practices and has extensive experience in the areas of oil and gas law and litigation, business transactions, commercial litigation, business organization, commercial bankruptcy and property law. 

Grant's oil and gas practice is presently focused on representation of landowners, small independent oil companies and lenders. His experience includes: negotiating leases and mineral acquisitions; sales and acquisitions of producing mineral lease rights; title due diligence for mineral acquisitions; title opinions for drillsite, division order and acquisition purposes; negotiating terms and preparing collateral documents for loans secured by producing oil and gas assets; handling of successions involving oil and gas working interests and other mineral interests; negotiation of surface agreements for drillsite, pipeline and other purposes; and oil and gas litigation.

Oil and gas litigation practice includes landowner representation on royalty demands, mineral servitude disputes, exploration and development demands, mineral lease cancellation issues, enforcement of agreements to lease, and unleased mineral owner disputes.

In the commercial arena, Grant has handled real estate transactions, timber sales, loan agreements, and collateral documentation for loans and commercial lines of credit. Grant has also assisted clients on business formation and organization issues; mergers, stock acquisitions and asset purchases; and dissolution and winding down of businesses.

In the course of his commercial bankruptcy practice, Grant has served as debtor's counsel on multiple chapter 11 reorganization proceedings and related adversary proceedings. He has also appeared as counsel for creditors, creditor's committees and adversary defendants in chapter 11 cases and chapter 7 business liquidations.

In terms of commercial litigation, Grant has litigated contract disputes, disputes over commercial loan defaults, intra-company shareholder and member disputes, and other matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Transactions
  • Oil and Gas Exploration, Title and Acquisitions
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mergers, Stock Purchases and Asset Acquisition
  • Business Formation & Organization
  • Construction Law
  • Bankruptcy Chapter 11 Reorganization
  • Trademarks
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Civil Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 2002
  • Arkansas, 2008


  • Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1995
    • Law Review: Louisiana Law Review , Member, 1994 - 1995
  • Louisiana State University, Shreveport
    • B.S. - 1992

Representative Cases

  • Norwood v. Mobley Valve Service, 144 So. 3d 1143 (La. App. 2nd Cir. 2014)
  • Yates v. Marston, 121 So. 3d 673 (La. App. 2nd Cir. 2013)
  • HBM Interests, LLC v. Chesapeake La., LP, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46078 (W.D. La. Mar. 28, 2013)
  • Peironnet v. Matador Resources Corp., 103 So. 3d 445 (La. App. 2nd Cir. 2012), rev'd 144 So. 3d 791 (La. 2013)
  • EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. v. Simpson, 2011 WL 1979671 (W.D. La. May 20, 2011)
  • Idaho Timber of Carthage, LLC v. Tristate Land and Minerals, LLC, 2010 WL 1489964 (W.D. La. April 13, 2010)
  • Fitzgerald v. Exxon Mobil Corp., 2010 WL 604654 (W.D. La. Feb. 18, 2010)
  • Iberiabank v. Thornton, 44 So. 3d 720 (La. App. 2nd Cir. 2010)
  • Nitro Energy, L.L.C. v. Nelson Energy, Inc., 34 So. 3d 524 (La. App. 2nd Cir. 2010)
  • In re Whitaker Construction Co., Inc., 178 Fed. Appx. 412, 2006 WL 1210812 (5th Cir. May 4, 2006)
  • In re Whitaker Construction Co., Inc., 411 F. 3d 197 (5th Cir. 2005)
  • M and M Gaming, Inc. v. Storey, 788 So. 2d 1230 (La. App. 4th Cir. 2001)
  • Nitro Gaming, Inc. v. D.I. Foods, Inc., 779 So. 2d 817 (La. App. 2nd Cir. 2000)
  • Caldwell Wholesale Co., Inc. v. Central Oil & Supply Corp., 761 So. 2d 684 (La. App. 2nd Cir. 2000)
  • Pilot Corporation v. River Valley Excavation, Inc., No. 69 110 0025401
  • In re Whitaker Construction Co., Inc., No. 02-12642, United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • Allegiance Health Management, Inc. v. Greenwood Specialty Hospital, L.L.C., No. 490,731, First Judicial District Court, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
  • Harrison, et al. v. Advantage Gaming, No. 436,905, First Judicial District Court, Caddo Parish, Louisiana
  • In re Kmart Corporation, 02-B-02474, United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District Illinois (pro hac vice)
  • J. W. Operating Co. v. Lago Leasing et al, Case No. 506479, 1st JDC Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Shreveport, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations, 1996 - Present
  • Harry V. Booth Inn of Court, Barrister, 2001 - 2007
  • Harry V. Booth Inn of Court, Associate, 1997 - 1999
  • Supreme Court of the State of Louisiana, Committee on Bar Admissions, Assistant Examiner, 2006 - 2014


  • Omicron Delta Kappa