Jay Heltzel, Attorney at Law

Jay Heltzel is an Attorney at Needham & Associates, where his practice focuses primarily on Oil and Gas Title Examination and Oil and Gas Contracts.  Jay formerly worked for over three decades as a Landman where he gained a wide range of experience in all phases of land work including negotiating and drafting oil and gas agreements, lease acquisition in numerous oil and gas plays around the country, title examination and curative, due diligence, regulatory affairs and the management of drilling rig schedules. Jay’s experience includes seven years in the International Division of Unocal Corporation where his focus was on complex oil and gas fiscal systems and contracts.  Jay recently worked for two years with Needham Energy Land Services LLC where his primary focus was the management of OCC filings and hearings. Jay is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Texas Bar Association. Jay is also a Certified Professional Landman. In his spare time, Jay enjoys spending time with his wife and is an avid follower of OU sports.


J.D., Oklahoma City University School of Law

B.A., University of Oklahoma, Petroleum Land Management