I had a friend that leased with a major operator. He brought the lease to the attorney that he had normal dealings with and ending up signing a producer 88 lease with 3/16th royalty. No good clauses and free use of everything.
After that I started to look for an oil and gas attorney in Louisiana. I wanted to find one that only worked with royalty owners and not operators. I found a few, but they mainly focused on the environmental aspect of the business or did deals with operators. Most royalty and mineral owners in Louisiana have very little acreage and it is probably not too lucrative for an attorney to only do that kind of work here.
There are many mineral managers here and elsewhere. If you go with one that only gets you a higher percentage and more bonus, then you probably could do that yourself. If you want good clauses you need to talk with someone with good leases. With that said, I have not seen an operator pay an owner to the terms of a good lease without the owner making a claim for it. It is not how their accounting systems work.
Basically unless you or a friend/family are in the business, you will not get a good lease without help. You will not know exactly how good your help was until you start getting paid and audit your production. At that time, you may find that your lease is not as good as the other guys and by then it is too late.
I know that this is not exactly what you want to hear, but it is what it is. I have audited some recent leases in Texas and if the lessor used the attorney I usually deal with over there, the checks would be 40% larger than they are getting.
Who is the lessee and what did they offer?