Michael R. Perri
Direct: (405) 724-8540
Location: Oklahoma City
Michael R. Perri is a founding Member and Co-Manager of Perri Dunn PLLC established in 2019 with long-time colleagues Jason Dunn and Socorro Adams Dooley.
Mike has over 35 years’ experience in assisting clients find solutions to their legal and business issues. He represents and advises both public and privately held companies, and individuals, in a broad range of commercial litigation matters and business transactions, with an emphasis on matters involving energy, oil and gas, public utility, tort and probate law.
Mike’s energy experience includes prosecuting and defending hundreds of claims over thousands of gas purchase agreements involving a wide range of contract and statutory construction issues. These disputes include the enforcement of pricing provisions; take provisions; take-or-pay provisions; dedication clauses; term provisions; drainage provisions; ratable take requirements; gas quality specification clauses; favored nations clauses; evergreen provisions; back-in and reversionary interests; “commercial well” and “paying quantities” clauses; and “best efforts” clauses.
He has also successfully defended and prosecuted complex oil and gas litigation claims involving drainage; royalties and accounting for post-production costs; propriety of intra-company sales; lease termination and title disputes; determination of payout; trade secrets disputes; gas balancing and oversold reserves disputes; gas pipeline transportation, compression and dehydration charges; right of first refusal claims; and breach of warranty and products liability relating to down-hole failure cases.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mike has extensive experience in counseling clients in business transactions including negotiating and drafting mineral and SWD leases, purchase and sale agreements and associated transaction closing documents. He also represents clients in contested and uncontested probate matters. Mike has also testified multiple times as an expert in attorney fee disputes.
Mike also appreciates his counsel to the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Before establishing Perri Dunn PLLC in 2019, Mike practiced law with two other Oklahoma City law firms.
Born in New York City in 1961, Mike was raised with his two brothers and three sisters primarily in Seaford, Delaware, and Oklahoma City. After graduating from John Carroll High School in 1979 in Birmingham, Alabama, Mike graduated from Notre Dame in 1983 and the University of Oklahoma Law School in 1986, becoming one of the few people he knows who supports both the Irish and the Sooners. Since 2018, Mike has been actively involved in the management of a closely held family business that distributes valves and chemical injection pumps for use in the oil and gas industry. He enjoys high school and college sports, the Oklahoma City Thunder, swimming, cooking, and several hobbies, including collecting coins, sports cards, autographs, Sports Illustrated Magazines, game programs and tickets, and newspaper articles.