Oil & Gas Law

Relinquishment Act of 1919

Relinquishment Act  In Texas, there is a little-known corner of the General Land Office that deals with a specific kind of property: “Relinquishment Act Land.” The Relinquishment Act of 1919 is an obscure piece of legislation that sparked a constitutional fight, lasting until 1928, over the powers of the Government. From his blog, John McFarland…

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Think Before Taking That Lawsuit to Court

Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Heading to the Courtroom When people feel like they’ve been wronged by another party in some form or fashion, taking a lawsuit against that party to court tends to be one of—if not the first—options they entertain. Understandably, we can all fly off the handle to an extent after…

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Do You Need an Oil and Gas Attorney?

By Don R. White, Attorney at Law For a culture that depends so heavily on oil and gas, it can be easy to forget just how prevalent these resources are in our day-to-day lives. Due to this dependence, oil and gas law encompasses many complicated legal policies, procedures and agreements. What Is Oil and Gas…

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If You Don’t Reserve It, You Lose It!

By Don R. White, Jr. – Attorney at Law This article discusses some unusual aspects of Real Estate Law concerning Mineral Rights. Generally speaking, in a deed, if you as the Seller do not reserve the mineral rights, then the mineral rights pass with the property to the Buyer. In the usual situation we are…

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Why Does a Lawyer Cost So Much?

Why Does It Have to Cost? I know his brother, you think to yourself as you sit across from the lawyer, wondering why the retainer he just quoted you didn’t seem to include any discount. “And this retainer is no indicator of how much this may ultimately cost,” the lawyers says. What?!? MAY? ULTIMATELY? COST?…

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Why Choose a Board Certified Lawyer?

Choosing the right lawyer for your legal matters can become a little daunting when everyone claims to be the best. However, by picking a Board Certified lawyer, you are choosing a highly esteemed and skilled professional in his or her particular field of law practice. What Does Board Certified Mean? Attorneys who are Board Certified…

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Introduction to The Clean Water Act

This article is intended to provide a brief overview of a newly proposed EPA rule designed to clarify federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.  First, a brief history.  The law commonly known as the Clean Water Act was passed by Congress in 1972.  The Act and its subsequent amendments prohibit discharges of pollutants, dredged,…

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What Are the Different Types of Lawyers?

In the United States, our legal system is in place to facilitate the function of a civil society. It strives to ensure citizens abide by federal and state laws as well as balance state and federal power. It comes as no surprise that the world of law is multifaceted and encompasses multiple subcategories ranging from…

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How to Find a Lawyer

Disputes happen on a daily basis. Sometimes you just need a few days to pass to allow the dust to settle before coming to an amicable solution, but other times you may need to seek assistance from a professional. If you have exhausted all measures you can think of to resolve your issue with the…

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Ten Questions to Ask a Lawyer

Lawyers are essential components of our legal system that strive to ensure justice is served. Who knows, perhaps you will need to seek guidance from one of them in the future for any number of reasons. If you ever find yourself in need of legal counsel and/or representation, it is wise to schedule a consultation…

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