Dworken & Bernstein’s Oil and Gas Mineral Rights Disputes practice group provides our clients the opportunity to receive quality and cost-effective oil and gas representation in every aspect of this complicated and ever-evolving area of law. Our attorneys have been actively involved in counseling our clients on the challenges and opportunities in today’s market, including negotiation of lease agreements and pipeline rights-of-way, due diligence associated with mineral and lease sales and acquisitions, resolving title and lease disputes, oil and gas litigation, as well as handling disputes with the Ohio and United States EPA and United States Army Corp of Engineers.
One important aspect of Dworken & Bernstein’s Oil and Gas Mineral Rights Disputes practice group is the negotiation of oil and gas leases. We help clients seize this opportunity and maximize their land’s financial potential. Attorneys in our Oil and Gas Mineral Rights Disputes practice group represent utilities, energy companies, individuals and other entities in the following types of regulatory matters:
- Mineral Title Issues
- Abandoning and Preserving Mineral Rights
- Oil, Gas & Mineral Litigation
- Oil and Gas Law
- Environmental Issues
- Negotiating leases
- Oil & Gas Resources
- Royalty disputes (underpaid royalties)
- Lease termination due to unprofitable production
- Lease termination disputes involving “savings clauses” such as delay rental clauses, drilling operations clauses, force majeure clauses, “sham” operations to extend the lease, and “shut in” clauses
- Amendment and ratification negotiations
- Sale of mineral rights
- Title searching and examination
One area that has become increasingly active over the past several years is the application and use of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act wherein mineral rights and leases can be deemed abandoned. The impact of this statutory scheme is important to both landowners and the companies holding oil and gas leases. This is a tricky statute to navigate and our Oil and Gas Mineral Rights Disputes practice group has experience in navigating this specialized area for our clients. Contact Dworken & Bernstein’s Oil and Gas Mineral Rights Disputes practice group today for more information on how our attorneys can help with Oil, Gas and Mineral Law disputes.