Who We Are

We offer a unique vision for legal services demanded by businesses in the ever-changing energy industry.

Our firm views each client relationship as a partnership. We seek to build the confidence and trust of our clients through establishing meaningful working relationships with each client, and by gaining an in-depth, comprehensive view of their business.

We have a demonstrated track record of always being accessible to our clients to help navigate complex legal challenges, while providing predictable and reasonable fee structures. Our firm is invested in our clients – as they grow, so do we. Our attorneys work with our clients and for our clients.

Miguel Suazo · Managing Partner
Phone: 512-991-4788 • Email: mas@suazolegalgroup.com
Miguel Suazo is an energy and natural resources attorney with a decade of experience in energy, natural resources, government, and business. As founding partner at Suazo Legal Group, PLLC, Miguel is responsible for advising clients on a broad range of energy and natural resources matters in Texas and New Mexico. Miguel’s practice focuses on advising clients on operations on state and federal lands, compliance with regulations enforced by the Texas Railroad Commission, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division, the New Mexico State Land Office, the Office of the New Mexico State Engineer, the New Mexico Environmental Department, the United States Bureau of Land Management, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Department of Interior.

Miguel’s natural resources experience began at an early age. Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Miguel grew up a true steward of the land as part of the seventh generation to work his family’s northeastern New Mexico cattle ranch.

Miguel attended New Mexico Military Institute and subsequently earned his bachelors degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. After college, Miguel worked in Washington, DC and New Mexico as an aide to United States Senator Jeff Bingaman, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Miguel earned his law degree from the University of New Mexico where he focused his legal education on natural resources and business law. Subsequently, Miguel worked as Energy and Environment Associate with Wellford Energy where he assisted a broad range of clean energy companies develop from pilot and demonstration scale to commercial scale companies.

Miguel’s passion for assisting young companies led him to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) where he dedicated his work to assisting biotechnology companies understand policy and regulatory matters related to the United States Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Defense, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Prior to becoming a partner at SLG, Miguel practiced oil and gas law for a prominent Houston oil and gas law firm. Miguel is also the Executive Director for Young Professionals in Energy for the State of New Mexico and works to educate New Mexico’s youth about careers in energy-related fields.

• State Bar of New Mexico
• State Bar of Texas
• State Bar of Colorado

Kevin Lockhart · Of Counsel
Phone: 512-669-1171 • Email: kel@suazolegalgroup.com
Kevin Lockhart has been examining title and rendering opinions on private, state, and federal lands throughout Texas and New Mexico for several years. He has experience rendering many types of title opinions, including limited acquisition, original drilling, supplemental, and division order title opinions. Prior to rendering title opinions, Kevin worked as a field landman in the Eagle Ford Shale, completing due diligence projects as well as building runsheets and handling curative matters. Kevin completed his undergraduate education at Texas Tech University and earned his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Kevin is well-versed in water rights issues in Texas, and is committed to staying on the forefront of this increasingly important area of law. Kevin assists clients with water rights matters as they relate to oil and gas development. In his free time, Kevin enjoys fishing on Texas rivers, camping, and cookouts with his friends and family. He also enjoys spending time with his 11-year old dog, Maxey.

• State Bar of Texas
• State Bar of New Mexico
• State Bar of Nebraska
• State Bar of Colorado
• State Bar of Wyoming

Chelsea Allen · Law Clerk
Phone: 505-345-1400 • Email: cea@suazolegalgroup.com

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