Gregory D. Binns

Greg Binns


Greg Binns is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office and serves as the co-leader of the Texas Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Binns focuses his practice on complex litigation, with an emphasis on disputes involving oil, gas and other energy-related matters.

Mr. Binns is also co-chair of the Energy Controversies Pursuit Team within the Energy & Natural Resources Industry Sector Group. His energy clients include major oil and gas companies, independents, midstream companies, lessees, and various oil and gas interest owners. His practice involves disputes covering all aspects of the energy industry, including allocation wells, title issues, joint operating agreements, farmouts, DrillCo transactions, exploration and production activities, and sales transactions.

In addition, Mr. Binns has been recognized by various publications for his energy litigation work, including in oil and gas litigation by Chambers USA. Industry sources say:

"He has a strong track record of representing clients across the sector in high-stakes litigation arising from exploration and production activities."

Chambers USAAmerica's Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 guide

Mr. Binns also represents clients in commercial and real estate litigation in state and federal courts, arbitrations and administrative proceedings. He has represented clients in matters pending or involving transactions in multiple states and countries, including California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Australia.

Representative Experience

  • Represented an oil and gas company in litigation regarding an area of mutual interest involving assets valued at more than $400 million and obtained summary judgment on all claims
  • Represented an oil and gas company in a well trespass matter involving more than 200 parties and claimed damages in excess of $27 million
  • Represented an oil and gas company in a lawsuit related to claimed theft of trade secrets
  • Represented an oil and gas company in multiple lawsuits regarding construction of oil and gas facilities
  • Represented an oil and gas company in connection with a $200 million purchase and sale agreement dispute
  • Represented a charitable organization involving litigation related to title and development issues
  • Represented an oil and gas company in a midstream dispute regarding a gas purchase agreement
  • Represented an oil and gas company in litigation regarding alleged right of first refusal associated with acreage dedication
  • Represented an oil and gas company in multiple cases involving allocation wells
  • Represented an oil and gas company in a title dispute over properties worth in excess of $14 million involving multiple claimants and ancillary proceedings before administrative agency and in non-forum state, and obtained summary judgment that was confirmed on appeal
  • Represented working interest owners in litigation seeking damages for washout of an oil and gas well
  • Represented an operator in arbitration related to a joint operating agreement dispute
  • Represented an oil and gas company in a multiparty title dispute involving a lease valued in excess of $10 million; obtained dismissal of claims
  • Represented an operator in litigation regarding surface use and water rights issues
  • Represented the purchaser of a major oil and gas company in multiple arbitration proceedings regarding alleged breaches of the covenants, representations and warranties contained in a purchase and sale agreement (PSA)
  • Represented a midstream company in connection with a dedicated acreage dispute
  • Represented an oil and gas company in multiple lawsuits related to leases, participation agreements and exploration activities
  • Represented an oil and gas company in a lawsuit related to breach of farmout agreement and related transactions
  • Represented a seller of oil and gas assets in arbitration related to title defect and environmental claims
  • Represented several oil and gas companies in lease termination and paying quantities disputes
  • Represented a drilling company in arbitration proceeding related to breach of contract and performance claims

  • Represented a purchaser of a company in connection with claims related to breaches of representations and warranties
  • Represented an oil and gas company in a dispute related to a facility lease
  • Represented a former consultant in connection with breach of agreement related to sale of business
  • Represented a major manufacturing company in connection with distributor claims
  • Represented an oil and gas service provider in connection with a dispute regarding purchase of equipment; obtained summary judgment on all claims
  • Represented a major agricultural company in claims involving alleged compromise of email system and related claims
  • Represented a physicians' group in an adjudicatory proceeding brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging price fixing
  • Represented a major manufacturer in case involving termination of sales representative
  • Represented a services company in litigation involving an outsourcing dispute and related foreign proceeding
  • Represented partners in a partnership dissolution dispute
  • Represented a seller of a company against fraud and breach of contract claims related to sale transaction
  • Represented a lender in multiple disputes regarding a real estate loan and associated guaranty and construction matters
  • Represented landlords in multiple cases involving breaches of leases and associated claims
  • Represented a major airline in a contract and fraud action concerning a frequent flyer program
  • Represented a lender in connection with a multiparty case involving a dispute regarding ownership of collateral
  • Represented a major contractor in a multimillion-dollar construction defect case concerning water intrusion at a multifamily complex and the alleged resulting structural damage


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D.
  • Washington University in St. Louis, MBA
  • DePauw University, B.A., Economics
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC), Member, 2000-2021; Board of Directors, 2011-2019
  • Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section
  • Thompson & Knight, Management Committee, 2016-2021
  • Thompson & Knight, Trial Oil & Gas Industry Group, Chair, 2015-2021
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Native American Chamber of Commerce, Member, 2008-2010; Director, 2008-2010
  • Armstrong Dad's Club, President, 2015-2016
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, Energy & Natural Resources, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in Americaguide, Commercial Litigation; Oil and Gas Law, 2018-2024
  • Chambers USAAmerica's Leading Business Lawyersguide, Oil & Gas Litigation, 2020-2023
  • Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2020-2022
  • The Legal 500 United States, Recognized Attorney, Energy: Litigation – Oil & Gas, 2016-2017, 2019-2021
  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2005, 2008-2014
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine, 2006


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