Anthony
Anthony

Anthony "Tony" Marino

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amarino@gamb.com504.679.9818

201 St. Charles Avenue
40th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70170

504.679.9818 | amarino@gamb.com

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admissions

  • Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of LA
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of LA

education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 1985
  • University of New Orleans, B.A., Political Science, 1975

languages

English

Tony Marino’s practice focuses on energy transactions and regulatory matters. His work includes drafting and negotiating oil and gas agreements, acquisitions and divestures of mineral properties, and energy financings. Additionally, he advises clients on regulatory issues on mineral leases both onshore in Louisiana and offshore in state and federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Tony represents clients before regulatory agencies, including the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and Interior Board of Land Appeals. Such matters range from plugging and abandonment liability issues and oil spill financial responsibility to royalty valuation and relief and non-compliance.

Tony began his career as a paralegal at Gordon Arata, then joined as an associate after law school. After years growing his energy practice at firms across New Orleans, he returned to Gordon Arata in 2024.

Tony has been listed as a The Best Lawyer in America® since 2021 and was named a New Orleans “Lawyer of the Year” for Energy Law in 2023. He was ranked by Chambers USA for Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas – Louisiana from 2019 – 2021. Tony serves as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans teaching mineral law.

  • Represented a range of independent oil and gas companies in acquisitions of leases located in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and Pacific Outer Continental Shelf Regions
  • Represented both small and large independent companies in negotiations with the BOEM, Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Outer Continental Shelf Regions, regarding abandonment and decommissioning liabilities for leases and rights-of-way
  • Represented two international oil and gas companies in acquisitions of over 200 OCS and deepwater leases in the Gulf of Mexico in two separate transactions valued at $2 billion and $5 billion.

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • Energy Bar Association (Board Member, 2005 -2006)
  • Professional Landmen’s Association of New Orleans (Board Member, 1999-2000)

  • Named a The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 New Orleans “Lawyer of the Year” for Energy Law
  • Listed in The Best Lawyer in America® for Energy Law and Oil & Gas Law since 2021
  • Named a New Orleans Magazine Top Lawyer (2021 – 2022)
  • Ranked in Chambers USA, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas - Louisiana (2019 – 2021)
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, APEX Education Award (2000, 2005)
  • Minerals Management Service, Pacific OCS Region, Corporate Leadership Award (2004)

NEWS

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Oil & Gas Leasing and Development on the Outer Continental Shelf of the United States” 4 LSU J. of Energy Law & Resources (2015)
  • “2016 Developments in Energy Regulatory Practices: BOEM NTL No. 2016-N01 Requiring Additional Financial Security,” ABA Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2016

PRESENTATIONS

  • Offshore Energy Development, LSU Law Center’s 70th Mineral Law Institute (March 2023)
  • 2021 Federal Offshore Update, webinar (February 2021)
  • Looking into the NTL Crystal Ball on Financial Assurance & Third Party Guarantee Issues, PLANO (September 2018)
  • Ethical Hazards of Texting: Lessons to be Learned, The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law Federal Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing and Development (April 2018)
  • Ethical Issues for Oil & Gas Lawyers and Landmen, The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law Federal Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing and Development (April 2018)
  • Decomissioning and Financial Assurance Issues from the Bankruptcy Lens, DecomWorld 2018 Summit (February 2018)
  • BOEM Notice to Lessees 2016 N01 Financial Assurance, Chair Regulatory/Compliance Module, Institute for Energy Law, 69th Annual Oil & Gas Conference (February 2018)

Tony Marino’s practice focuses on energy transactions and regulatory matters. His work includes drafting and negotiating oil and gas agreements, acquisitions and divestures of mineral properties, and energy financings. Additionally, he advises clients on regulatory issues on mineral leases both onshore in Louisiana and offshore in state and federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Tony represents clients before regulatory agencies, including the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), and Interior Board of Land Appeals. Such matters range from plugging and abandonment liability issues and oil spill financial responsibility to royalty valuation and relief and non-compliance.

Tony began his career as a paralegal at Gordon Arata, then joined as an associate after law school. After years growing his energy practice at firms across New Orleans, he returned to Gordon Arata in 2024.

Tony has been listed as a The Best Lawyer in America® since 2021 and was named a New Orleans “Lawyer of the Year” for Energy Law in 2023. He was ranked by Chambers USA for Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas – Louisiana from 2019 – 2021. Tony serves as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans teaching mineral law.

languages

English

  • Commercial Financing and Secured Transactions
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Regulatory
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Transactions
  • Oilfield Service Company Transactions and Litigation
  • Pipeline, Storage and Transmission
  • Renewable Energy
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Energy and Natural Resources
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