Oil and gas leases are one of the most dynamic areas of oil and gas law today. Landowners have become far more savvy than they were even twenty years ago and oil companies have been forced to acquiesce to much more landowner-friendly leases. Although many attorneys and oil companies are still resisting it, the days of form leases are over.
Join oil and gas law attorney, Josh Stein, as he describes common sources of error and ambiguity which arise in poorly drafted oil and gas leases (including top leases). He also reveals how best to serve your client—whether it’s an oil company or a landowner—during the leasing process.
I. Understand interactions between different lease clauses
II. Grasp Tips for drafting leases and top leases
III. Exploit or correct common drafting errors
Josh Stein is a Texas oil and gas title attorney and graduate of Boston College Law School. The majority of his practice is dedicated to drafting drilling and division order title opinions. He has written title opinions on tracts throughout Texas, including lands bounded by avulsive rivers and pooled units within urban subdivisions.
Josh Stein has also represented landowners in matters involving surface use agreements, termination of nonproductive leases, and nonpayment of oil and gas royalties. In addition to oil and gas, he has represented clients on matters involving public beach access rights and hurricane relief on Galveston Island.
This was a fantastic CLE.
Good basic presentation.
Excellent written materials.
packed with info! look forward to his next courses.
Excellent introduction with cases and practice points.
One of the best presentations on fundamentals and current developments ever!
Good speaker and content.
very good topic
excellent up to date coverage of a changing topic
Very well on by speaker and on paper.
Another great lecture from Josh Stein
Fabulous instructor; learned a lot; he was an outstanding speaker and clearly a deep subject matter expert
This is the fourth presentation I've seen by Josh Stein. Really like his coverage and style.