The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) is holding a Special Institute on Title and Development Issues in the Utica Shale on April 14-16, 2013, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton.  Among the topics to be addressed:  mineral ownership issues and resolving ambiguities, critical lease terms for both landowners and operators, and resolving issues involving severed mineral estates – including the use of Ohio’s dormant mineral act.  Speakers include Professor David E. Pierce, from Washburn University School of Law, who will speak on implied lease covenants; and Professor Bruce M. Kramer, formerly of Texas Tech University School of Law, who will speak on the lease habendum clause and how to keep a lease alive.  It promises to be an excellent program!  [Disclosure:  Vorys attorneys will be presenting!]

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