Our People

Abstract Title & Resources, Inc. is managed and owned by a group of experienced professional men and women with over 50 years in energy industry along with the next generation of land professionals who bring fresh methods and technological solutions to longstanding problems. Our team is made up of attorneys, in-house and field CPLs, abstractors and entrepreneurs who’ve worked in the oil and gas plays of Texas, Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Our diverse experience gives us numerous perspectives to employ when attacking our clients’ latest endeavor. By working across the county we’ve developed local connections that can be called upon as our clients require. Those clients include oil majors, small local operators, governmental entities, utility companies, etc.

Our team of professionals have excellent academic credentials and are committed to extending their knowledge through rigorous study and continuing education in our field. The sophistication of our contractors is equal to any in the country and continuing education is required of all personnel at ATRI. Several principals of the firm are Licensed Attorneys and Certified Professional Landmen by the American Association of Professional Landmen, both of which require annual coursework to maintain membership.

We hire only AAPL members with a proven track record of knowledge and experience in land work, and we continue to educate our contractors through available seminars, course work training and varied work assignments to broaden their ability to assist our clients. We measure the success of our team by their accuracy, diligence, loyalty and honesty. By being upfront about what we expect and following through with our commitments we are able to retain the best and brightest landmen we come across.

Randy Allen - ATRI

Randy Allen

Owner

Randy founded Abstract & Title Resources, Inc. in 2004. He manages landmen in runsheet and abstract construction, title curative, damage settlement, acquisitions, divestitures and due diligence. In 2011, Randy Allen formed the Hill Country & Southern Petroleum Landman Association, which provides its members and other organizations with valuable networking and continuing education. Randy is a third generation Allen Family oil and gas professional. In addition to the above, Randy is very active in the legal community and participates in various legal and charitable organizations.

Bar Admissions: Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, Utah, North Dakota and Pennsylvania

J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 1996
M.B.A., St. Mary’s University Bill Greehey School of Business, 1996
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University, 1992
Real Estate and Urban Land Development
Rho Epsilon (National Professional Real Estate Fraternity)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; State Bar of Texas: Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Section, Real Estate Section; College of the State Bar of Texas; San Antonio Bar Association, Natural Resources Section; American Association of Professional Landmen, CPL; Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts; Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen; San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen

Steve Wilbanks - ATRI

Steve Wilbanks

Senior Landman/Manager

As the initial landman to join ATRI, Steve brings over three decades of oil and gas land experience to the firm, having been involved in countless projects in multiple states, including over 70 counties in Texas alone.

Steve began his career in the summer of 1978, cutting his teeth on title in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas for Amerada Hess/Lafayette, Louisiana and quickly moved on to lease acquisitions, securing his first Oil & Gas Leases in Colorado County, Texas in 1979. He was active as an independent for numerous Texas, Louisiana and California firms until beginning his tenure with ATRI in early 2004 where he continues to serve as Senior Landman and Manager.

A graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, he is a Certified Professional Landman having received his certification in 1999. He is an active member of the American Association of Professional Landmen, the San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen, as well as past Vice President of the Hill Country and Southern Landman’s Association.

Steve directly interfaces with the clients, coordinates personnel assignments and oversees all aspects of ATRI’s many land services including title and curative projects, oil & gas lease acquisitions, seismic permitting and due diligence projects, among others. His expertise, guidance and dedication to exceeding the client’s expectations have been integral in ATRI’s rise to become the “go to” oil and gas brokerage.