Randy Browne and Amanda Van Deusen Receive Top Honors at 27th Annual Houston HAPL Awards


Randy Browne and Amanda Van Deusen of Haynes and Boone, LLP were recently honored by the Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL) at the organization’s 27th annual awards dinner.

Browne was the recipient of the 2015 HAPL Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring his more than 30 years as a certified professional landman in the energy industry. He is very well-respected in the landman community for his due diligence expertise for acquisitions and finance, his mentorship and his significant involvement in the HAPL organization. Browne is a former HAPL president who was honored in 2008 as the HAPL Landman of the Year.

At the firm, Browne heads the land and title due diligence team of professional landmen for the Energy Practice Group in the Houston office. He concentrates on designing and executing due diligence programs for acquisition, divestiture, financing and public offering transactions for the firm's oil and gas clients. Haynes and Boone has had professional landmen on staff for more than 16 years to serve as part of due diligence teams working directly with clients to help them create value in a variety of transactions.

Van Deusen, also a certified professional landman, was presented with the HAPL “Above and Beyond” Award, given to the HAPL member who over the past year has contributed above and beyond what was expected in the performance of their duties and responsibilities as either a director or committee member. Van Deusen’s recognition was for her contributions to the Annual Technical Workshop that was held April 21. The event broke records in overall attendance and number of remote locations across the country.

Also a member of the firm’s Energy Practice Group, Van Deusen concentrates on acquisition due diligence, land title examination, and energy finance transactions. With 10 years of experience in the energy industry, she has most recently been involved in multi-billion dollar acquisitions of North American shale plays by large exploration and production companies or non-operators related to producing properties and undeveloped leasehold.

The Houston Association of Professional Landmen is a non-profit, professional organization founded in 1946 to  further the education, knowledge and interest of the professional landman in current problems that confront the oil and gas industry in its expanded exploration for and the production of energy. The HAPL promotes more effective public relations on industrial, community and governmental levels, to express the association’s position with regard to matters affecting landmen, the oil and gas industry and public affairs affecting the oil and gas industry.

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