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A Tale of Two Oil and Gas Acts

As oil and gas companies continue to explore the country’s vast shale plays and produce the abundant natural resources found beneath the surface, landowners are finding themselves in unique, and sometimes difficult, situations when a previous mineral or oil and gas reservation affects their interest in the oil and gas estate of their surface lands. […]

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Words of Inheritance – Can They Really Affect Mineral Ownership in Ohio?

By: Stephanie Skeen, Attorney, Davis Law Group Property rights are often analogized to a bundle of sticks, with each stick representing a different property right. Property rights or “sticks” can be added or taken away individually or as a bundle. Some of the most common landowner sticks include the right to: sell, lease, mortgage, subdivide, […]

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The Recording of Surrender Documents from Oil and Natural Gas Lease Act

By: Hannah Fowler, Intern, Davis Law Group Prior to exiting office, former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett endorsed Act 152 of 2014, “Recording of Surrender Documents from Oil and Natural Gas Lease Act.” Act 152 entitles landowners the right to obtain a formal release of a past shale oil and gas lease. Formerly, there has not […]

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The Attorneys of Davis Law Group: David Fox

By: Kristie Kubovic, Director of Communications, Shale Media Group Edited By: Mindy Gattner, Editor, Shale Media Group Images Provided By: Shale Media Group David Fox is an Attorney at Law at Davis Law Group, a boutique law firm for the shale oil and gas industry. About 75% of the work that Davis Law Group does […]

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1989 Dormant Mineral Act

The Court of Appeals for the Seventh District of Ohio, Jefferson County handed down a decision on June 2, 2014, where the Court had to decide “whether the 1989 Dormant Mineral Act (DMA) can still be utilized by surface owners with rights deemed vested under that statute or whether the 2006 amendment apply retroactively.” The […]

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