David E. Bengtson

Partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP

David E. Bengtson

David E. Bengtson

Partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Biography

David Bengtson has extensive experience representing oil and gas companies in nearly all aspects of their business, including litigation, transactional matters, title opinions, and regulatory issues. His litigation experience ranges from the defense of statewide royalty owner class action lawsuits to routine lawsuits over operational and contractual matters. His regulatory experience ranges from complex multi-party field rules hearings to routine regulatory filings and applications. He also routinely counsels oil and gas clients on the application of state regulatory law and case law to their operations and activities. He also has extensive experience in preparing drilling, division order, and acquisition title opinions.

Representative Experience

* Represents oil and gas exploration and production companies, including majors, independents and small independents, and mid-stream companies in all phases of their business, including litigation in state and federal courts, state and federal regulatory matters, negotiating and drafting exploration and development agreements, negotiation and drafting of purchase and sale agreements and related due diligence, title opinions, and counseling clients on the legal aspects of operational decisions
* Regularly practices before the Kansas Corporation Commission
* Extensive experience in a broad range of product liability litigation matters. He has served as national counsel for two manufacturers of consumer products. In that role, he managed claims and was directly responsible for litigation across the country
* Experience in general commercial and business litigation for a broad range of business clients. He has defended clients in significant business litigation, including class actions, environmental issues, and securities litigation.

Education

* University of Kansas, J.D., 1984
* University of Kansas, B.S., with honors, 1981

Professional and Civic Activities

David is currently involved in a number of professional organizations and activities, including:

* Wichita Association of Petroleum Landmen
* Kansas Bar Association
* Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section, President (2011-2013)

* Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
* Institute for Energy Law Advisory Board, The Center for American and International Law
* Presenter, The Future Course of Oil & Gas Jurisprudence II, Washburn University School of Law, October 2009
* Instructor, Mineral Title Examination, Washburn University School of Law (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
* Instructor, Oil and Gas Conservation Law & Practice, Washburn University School of Law (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
* Landman's Association of North Dakota

Admissions

* Kansas, 1984
* North Dakota, 2016
* United States District Court, District of Kansas
* United States District Court, District of Arizona
* United States District Court, District of Montana
* Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
* Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Deputy Managing Partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP

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David E. Bengtson
Partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Career History
Partner
Current

Stinson Leonard Street LLP provides transactional and litigation legal services to clients ranging from individuals and privately held enterprises to national and international public companies. As one of the 75 largest firms in the U.S., Stinson Leonard Street has more than 520 attorneys and offices in 14 cities, including Minneapolis, Mankato and St. Cloud, Minn.; Kansas City, St. Louis and Jefferson City, Mo.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Denver, Colo.; Washington, D.C.; Decatur, Ill.; Wichita and Overland Park, Kan.; Omaha, Neb.; and Bismarck, N.D. Stinson Leonard Street offers regional and national practices in such key areas as banking and financial services; bankruptcy and creditors' rights ; business, commercial and financial services litigation; corporate finance; energy, mining and natural resources; environmental; health care; intellectual property and technology; employment, labor and benefits; private and family owned businesses; real estate; and estate planning, trusts and tax. The firm also features several industry practice areas, including agribusiness, animal health, aviation, construction, education, life sciences, media and advertising, nonprofits, oil and gas, sports and entertainment, transportation and technology.

Partner
Prior - 2014

Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP provides legal services. The company offers its services to the following industries: agribusiness, animal health and nutrition, aviation and aerospace, biosciences and commercialization, construction, financial institutions, health care, media and advertising, pharmaceuticals, real estate, sports, telecommunications, and utilities. Stinson Morrison Hecker was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Political Donations
$250
2010

Secretary of State at United States Department of State

Awards & Honors
1984
Admitted to the Kansas Bar
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Court Admission: U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
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