Concentrating in oil and gas law. Representing small and medium land and mineral owners.
• Lease negotiation.
• Lease Amendment review and negotiation.
• Lease review and addendum writing.
• Royalty calculation and payment issues.
• Flat rate royalty cases.
• Analyzing old leases for termination issues.
• Pooling and unitization issues.
• Preparation & filing of comments on oil and gas
• Appeals to Circuit and Supreme Court.
• Administrative proceedings before
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Charleston, WV 25301
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1624 Kenwood Rd, Charleston WV 25314
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November 15, 2018 - An article cited an amicus brief written for WVSORO in a court case about drillers only wanting to pay $300 a year under old flat rate leases for new wells. Read more . . .
JUNE 19, 2018 - The recent shale boom could benefit West Virginia's economy in different ways, but could also harm surface owners' rights.
March 12, 2017 - Regarding “public use” for pipelines and what landowners should be paid.
August 4, 2008 - West Virginia Public Radio Coverage of educational meeting for landowners. "The most important thing is – understand what you are signing."
April/June, 2010 - "The Marcellus Shale, The need to change real estate transaction documents."
July 8, 2016 – West Virginia must get it right with gas and not let small civic contributions from natural gas companies replace just compensation for surface owners and environmental responsibility.
September 2011 - Authorities Discuss Surface owner Rights
"Lawsuits surround the issue of surface versus mineral rights and one Charleston attorney says oil and gas companies have gone too far..."
May 26, 2008 - Associated Press - Charleston Gazette - "McMahon recently started a campaign . . . through the W. Va. Surface Owners' Rights Organization."
June, 2011 - MARCELLUS SHALE IN WEST VIRGINIA 2011 - DVD SEMINAR (R80-1112). The Marcellus Shale in West Virginia: Surface Owner Rights: Rights of the Subservient Estate
June, 2, 2008 - Originally appeared in The WV Times-Record
"...[A] brilliant and entertaining [WVa Supreme Court] brief."