Carlile Patchen & Murphy LLP’s multidisciplinary practice is built on solid experience in real estate, litigation, leasing, banking, construction, and trust and estate planning. We can assist and protect our clients’ legal and business interests relating to the Utica and Marcellus Shale development.
With the oil and gas boom in Ohio and the increasing development of Utica and Marcellus Shale in Ohio, our attorneys can counsel you on issues particularly sensitive to landowner concerns, such as lease review, lease negotiations, title issues, and litigation. With the depth and experience of our attorneys, we can prepare real estate conveyance documents and can assist in matters involving real estate acquisition, including the drafting of easements, right of ways and related conveyance matters. We will also review prior oil and gas leases for abandonment or non-production.
Because of our multidisciplinary approach, we can assist you with asset protection, probate/estate and tax implications of oil and gas development.
In the fast-changing landscape of Ohio’s oil and gas industry, litigation may also be an option for landowners to establish their rights and obligations under existing leases. Litigation may be needed to invalidate existing leases or to resolve disputes with adjacent owners, mineral and pipeline owners. Our trial lawyers are highly-skilled, experienced courtroom attorneys who have been successful in a wide variety of civil litigation matters in state and federal courts as well as before administrative agencies and arbitration panels.
Our Oil and Gas team is responsive, practical and experienced, and ready to effectively protect our clients’ interests.