Wills, Trusts & Dying Intestate: How They Differ

Most of us understand that having some type of an estate plan is a good thing. However, many of us don't take those first steps to get that plan in place because we don't understand the differences between a will and trust--or the detriment behind dying without either. We've broken down what happens if you [...]

By |2021-08-04T13:00:46-06:00August 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Legal Precedent Set for Multi-Unit “Commencement of Operations” on Off-Site Unit

Recently, the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals took on the question of whether commencement of drilling operations in one section will satisfy the commencement clause of a lease in another section for a multiunit well. Lawson v. Citizen Energy II, 2021 OK CIV APP 1. Previously, Kuykendall v. Helmerich & Payne Inc. focused on the [...]

By |2021-06-14T20:32:45-06:00March 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The McGirt Decision, Part 1: An Analysis on the Impact of Private Property Rights

This is the first of our two-part analysis on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent McGirt decision, and how it may affect those within the oil, gas and energy industry. In Part 2, we will discuss potential implications on regulatory powers. The central holding in the McGirt decision is that the U.S. Congress has never explicitly [...]

By |2021-06-14T20:31:53-06:00August 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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