Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Garner practiced extensively in the field of oil and gas law. He is experienced in oil and gas transactional work, including the acquisition and disposition of oil and gas properties located in the Gulf of Mexico, on lands belonging to the State of Louisiana and on private lands. In addition, his experience includes the financing of such oil and gas transactions. Further, he has extensive experience in the negotiation and preparation of oil and gas contracts, including development contracts, participation agreements, operational contracts and production agreements. Mr. Garner also has been involved in a wide variety of energy related litigation matters, including contractual disputes, operational lawsuits and environmental cases.