Longview, TX Office

2020 Bill Owens Parkway, Suite 200
Longview, Texas 75604

p: (903) 295-7200
f: (903) 295-7201

J. Miles Darby

Of Counsel

Mr. Darby is an experienced lawyer, businessman, and investor. His family has been in the oil and gas and real estate businesses in East Texas and Northern Louisiana for three generations. In addition to his legal practice, he manages a family business that includes oil and gas investments, real estate development, and retail. Miles understands the businesses of the firm’s clients and uses that business knowledge and experience in solving clients’ legal problems.

Miles worked for his family business and started Bar-K Ranch Store, Darbex Energy, LP, and Bar-K Land Company, a residential real estate development company. From 2000 to 2006, Miles served as Of Counsel to the law firm of Bunt & Wright, PLLC, where Miles focused his practice on representing East Texas business people in business litigation, business transactions, civil litigation, and estate planning and probate.

In the energy field, he has extensive experience in lending and capital market transactions involving oil and gas exploration and production, midstream and oil field services. Miles has also represented numerous borrowers and lenders in lending transactions including acquisition financing and capital financing for power and energy, oil and gas, mid-stream, healthcare, real estate, and medical sectors.


Representation of companies in acquisition & divestiture of 80,000 leasehold acres in the Delaware Basin

Representation of Onyx Midstream, LP in sale of pipeline system to Southcross Energy Partners, LP in $40 million public transaction

Representation of operator of 15 plus gathering systems in securing $15 million credit facility

Representation of purchaser of 194 mile pipeline including acquisition financing

Representation of lender in financing operators of multi-state oil & gas properties

Representation of oilfield services company in $30 million merger

Practice Areas

  • Business Development & Transactions
  • Commercial Matters
  • Business & Entity Law
  • Real Estate
  • Oil & Gas Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Oil & Gas Transactions
  • Civil Trial Law


  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, Marketing
  • J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • University of Texas School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas


  • State Bar of Texas – Business Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas – Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section
  • Programming Committee: Choice, Governance, & Acquisition of Entities
  • Eastern District Bar Association
  • Gregg County Bar Association
  • National Association of Convenience Stores