Ohio Landmen Subject to Real Estate Broker Statutes?

Recently, Ohio’s Seventh District Court of Appeals issued its decision in Dundics v. Eric Petroleum Corp., 2017-Ohio-640 (7th Dist.). In the decision the court said that many activities performed by oil and gas landmen fall within the purview of Ohio’s real estate broker statutes, being Ohio Revised Code section 4735.01, et seq. This decision has potentially far-reaching consequences for landmen working in the State of Ohio. In Dundics, Thomas Dundics…

Sean Triskett spoke at a National Business Institute seminar on oil and gas title law on Dec. 8

Associate Sean Triskett participated on a National Business Institute panel on Dec. 8, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel Akron/Fairlawn in Akron, Ohio. Titled Oil and Gas Title Law A-Z, the seminar served as a practical oil and gas title guide designed for both attorneys and landmen. Mr. Triskett discussed the negotiation, structure, and preparation of detailed oil and gas title opinions, as well as oil and gas title defects and how to cure…

Ohio Supreme Court ruling in Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration: Here’s what you need to know

The Ohio Supreme Court held yesterday that abandoned mineral interests were not automatically extinguished under the 1989 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (ODMA). The Court ruled in Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., that any surface owner seeking to claim ownership of a dormant mineral interest after June 30, 2006, must comply with the provisions of the 2006 version of ODMA, which includes notice and recording requirements. This ruling affects…