Daniel J. Hyzak is a senior associate in the firm's Ohio Oil & Gas/Energy Section and represents oil and gas operators and interest owners across the state in Gordon & Rees’ broad-based energy practice. Mr. Hyzak specializes in a variety of energy-related litigation matters, including: oil and gas royalty disputes; oil and gas lease issues related to lease interpretation, modification and/or termination; energy related trespass, damage and injury claims; mineral rights’ disputes; condemnation actions for energy exploration, development and pipeline projects; as well as energy-related contract disputes. Mr. Hyzak also focuses his practice on certain transactional matters, including the purchase and sale of oil and gas producing properties, farm-outs, joint development agreements, natural gas processing and sale agreements, complex rural and urban oil and gas leases and surface use agreements, pipeline easements, wind power agreements and sand and gravel leases.
Mr. Hyzak balances his Oil, Gas & Energy practice with a general commercial litigation practice including commercial contract and construction disputes, complex commercial litigation and professional liability matters. Notably, Mr. Hyzak has obtained numerous successful verdicts at the Ohio Court of Appeals including the following unanimous decisions in his clients’ favour:
Headley v. Ackerman, 2017-Ohio-8030;
Barclay Petroleum, Inc., v. Bailey, 2017-Ohio-7547;
Gentile v. Ackerman, 2017-Ohio-798;
Kinder Morgan Cochin L.L.C. v. Simonson, 2016-Ohio-4647;
Sunoco Pipeline L.P. v. Teter, 2016-Ohio-7073;
Gulfport Energy Corp. v. Ripley, 2015-Ohio-4750;
Cabot 570 Polaris Parkway, L.L.C. v. Carlile, Patchen & Murphy, L.L.P., 2015-Ohio-5110.
Ohio State Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association