32016Mar
Fitzsimons Speaks at Texas Land Conservation Conference

Fitzsimons Speaks at Texas Land Conservation Conference

Joseph Fitzsimons spoke at the 20th Annual Texas Land Conservation Conference on March 3, 2016 on the topic of “Mineral Rights Issues and How to Negotiate Them in a Conservation Easement.” The conference was hosted by the Texas Land Trust Council (TLTC). The TLTC was formed in the late 1990s in partnership with the Texas…

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242016Feb
Johnson Joins The Texas Bar College

Johnson Joins The Texas Bar College

 Ezra Johnson recently became a member of The Texas Bar College. The Texas Bar College is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. The Texas Supreme Court established the…

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182016Jan
Fitzsimons Joins TAMEST Shale Task Force

Fitzsimons Joins TAMEST Shale Task Force

Joseph Fitzsimons recently joined The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (“TAMEST”) Shale Task Force, which was created to review the impacts of shale oil and gas development in Texas. The purpose of the study is to help all Texans understand what we do and do not know about the potential environmental and…

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302015Sep
Burton and Johnson Present at Houston CLE

Burton and Johnson Present at Houston CLE

Partners Trace Burton and Ezra Johnson presented at the State Bar of Texas’ 33rd Annual Advanced Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Course on October 1-2 in Houston, Texas. Trace spoke on the topic of “Interpreting Royalty Reservations” and Ezra spoke on the topic of “The Executive’s Duty to the Non-Executive Interest.”

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212015Aug
Fitzsimons Speaks at Holt Cat Symposium

Fitzsimons Speaks at Holt Cat Symposium

Joseph Fitzsimons spoke on the topic of Leasing Access vs. Guided Hunting Enterprises at the 12th Annual Holt Cat Symposium on Excellence in Ranch Management hosted by King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management’s “Integrating Wildlife Management into a Ranching Enterprise” on October 22, 2015.  To view the presentation, click here.

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12015Jul
Johnson, Park Published in Section Report of the State Bar of Texas

Johnson, Park Published in Section Report of the State Bar of Texas

Ezra Johnson and Robert Park have published a paper titled, “Bradshaw, Bradshaw, and Bradshaw: The Executive’s Duty to the Non-Executive and What it Means to Avoid Self-Dealing” that appears in the Spring 2015 Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section Report. The paper provides practical advice to attorneys related to the executive’s duty to the…

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12015Jul
Burton, Johnson Interviewed for Express-News “Eagle Ford Woes” Article

Burton, Johnson Interviewed for Express-News “Eagle Ford Woes” Article

Partners Trace Burton and Ezra Johnson were interviewed by staff writer Jennifer Hiller for an article published in the June 28, 2015 edition of the San Antonio-Express News titled “Legal Trouble Flowing in Eagle Ford.” The article detailed the continued confusion around title issues and in determining the amount of royalty mineral owners receive from…

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