Chris Knop has been a practicing attorney since 2005 and specializes in Oil and Gas Law, Trust Law, and Estate Planning. Chris is Board Certified in Oil, Gas & Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His Oil and Gas experience includes energy contract litigation, A&D, title, regulatory and corporate counsel. In 2016, Chris became President of Bankers Oil Corporation, a privately-held oil and gas company with producing leasehold interests in Texas, Kansas and Colorado. The company recently participated in the completion of two successful vertical offset oil wells in Kansas. Chris received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2005 and his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. From 2006 – 2011, Chris served in several in-house roles at Apache Corporation and Hess Corporation, with responsibilities in division orders, lease analysis, title curative, owner relations and prospect analysis. Chris is the owner of the Knop Law Firm, PLLC, where he specializes in oil and gas and estate planning work. He is a member of the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources and the Corporate Counsel Sections of the State Bar of Texas, and the Real Estate Section of the North Dakota Bar. Chris volunteers with the American Heart Association and the Special Olympics of Texas.