Johnson has negotiated, drafted and litigated several oil and gas leases as well as related documents. He has negotiated and drafted leases for landowners and operators in Virginia and West Virginia. Moreover, he has litigated oil and gas leases in Circuit Courts and appellate courts. The leases for landowners provide for production requirements, favorable royalty provisions and protection for the landowners with insurance, indemnity, and performance provisions. Johnson is recognized as a leader in providing clients with leases that protect clients and increase potential lease income.