Corporate culture is one of those terms that seems like it belongs in
a psychology handbook. It’s something that we may not always be aware
of, but it really defines our entire work experience.
Similar to investing in a quality mattress because, as they say, “You
spend half of your life on it,” the prudent businesswoman occasionally
examines their corporate culture because they spend...Read More
Conservation easements – increasingly popular in recent years – allow
landowners to permanently preserve property from development. They
allow continued private ownership with certain tax benefits with the
comforting knowledge that a beneficial usage will continue for future
For agencies or governments representing the public, they provide a
way to preserve open spaces,...Read More
Pipeline Installation Photographs
The following image is a close-up of a pipeline in Eastern Ohio that was being installed in the early fall of 2017.
You can see the welded section (red), the remainder of the pipe (green), and the markings done by welding inspectors. In this instance you can see the word ‘repair’ along with some specific references to dates and inspector numbers. On my...Read More
As a pipeline attorney, I spend a lot of time impressing upon potential clients the importance of having a rock-solid pipeline contract (this can be an Easement or Right-of-Way). The importance of a thorough, specific pipeline contract cannot be overstated. There is something else I say that often surprises landowners, and that is, “no matter how solid I make the contract, neither of us can...Read More
This is a second post in a series describing common promises or other statements land agents make to entice landowners to signing leases, easements, or other agreements relating to oil and gas or pipeline transactions.
Click here to view part one.
“The crops will grow right over it, you won’t even know it’s there!” While the first part of this statement may be true, the second part is a...Read More
Things that Land Agents Say – Part One
Part Two can be viewed here.
Today I thought I would write some of the things that I’ve heard land agents say to entice landowners to sign oil and gas documents. Part One will cover things that are not specific to a particular type of oil and gas contract, meaning that you could hear these phrases in lease, well-pad, pipeline, or other oil and gas...Read More
Ohio has so many pipelines that if I tried to put them all on one map, you wouldn’t be able to see much. What I’ve done here is shown what I consider to be the major, state-wide pipelines. All of these lines are interstate (crossing into at least PA, WV, IN or KY). They carry different products. They are different sizes. They have different destinations. What unifies them is their...Read More
I sold my property but did not reserve the mineral rights. Why am I still receiving royalty checks?
If you did not reserve mineral rights when you sold your property, you are almost certainly not entitled to royalty checks anymore. The reason the oil and gas company keeps sending them is simple: they don’t know that the property has been sold. Somebody has to tell them. Just because they keep...Read More
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