February 19, 2013

February 19, 2013

February 22 Deadline to Submit Topic Proposals for Annual Institute in Baltimore
A reminder to send your topic proposals for the 34th Annual Institute by the close of business on Friday, so they can be considered by the Executive Committee and Annual Institute Program Chairs next week.  Send energy and mineral law topics with a short descriptive paragraph and any proposed speaker(s) to sharon@emlf.org through February 22.

You can review the current list of topic submissions (titles only) on the EMLF website at “What’s Happening.”

Annual Institute speakers are required to submit a law review quality chapter for publication in Volume 34 of the Energy & Mineral Law Institute, in addition to preparing a substantive outline keyed to their oral presentation at the Annual Institute.

The Annual Institute will be June 16-18, 2013 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel.  The Program Chair is Tim Gresham, Penn Stuart & Eskridge, Abingdon, VA; Coal Chair is Tim Hagerty, Frost Brown Todd, Louisville, KY; and Oil & Gas Chair is Natalie Jefferis, EQT Midstream, Pittsburgh, PA.

Special Institute on Title and Development Issues in the Utica Shale
– Online Registration Now Available
The April 14-16 program is now open for registration.  Go to the online brochure for complete program schedule and to register for the conference.  You are now able to register multiple persons on the online EMLF form. The early bird registration rates are good through March 10.

The program is at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, where a block of rooms is reserved for EMLF attendees through March 24 or sell-out.  Call 614.414.5000 and ask for the EMLF group rate, or register online using the group online reservation link through the EMLF website.  You are able to make multiple room reservations using this link.

EMLF Law Student Scholarship Program
The EMLF will award $50,000 in scholarships to deserving students at EMLF member law schools for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Complete information and application forms are available at http://www.emlf.org – double click the piggy bank on the home page.

EMLF Welcomes New Members
Sustaining Member:
The Law Offices of Cara C. Davis,  4313 State Route 51 North, Belle Vernon, PA 15401

Supporting Member:
Looper Reed & McGraw P.C.

  • Paul G. Yale, 1300 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2000, Houston, TX 77056
  • Jason A. Emmitte and Michael J. Hammond, 1601 Elm Street, Suite 4600, Dallas, TX 75201

Individual Members:

  • Krista S. Martin 450 Pike Run Drive, Daisytown, PA 15427
  • Giuseppe Ionno, RHDK Oil & Gas, LLC, 4324 Dover Zoar Rd., Dover, OH 44622
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February 8, 2013

Special Institute on Title and Development Issues in the Utica Shale
–Online Registration Now Available

The April 14-16 program is now open for registration.  Go to the online brochure for complete program schedule and to register for the conference.  You are now able to register multiple persons on the online EMLF form.

The program is at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, where a block of rooms is reserved for EMLF attendees through March 24 or sell-out.  Call 614.414.5000 and ask for the EMLF group rate, or register online using the group online reservation link through the EMLF website.  You are able to make multiple room reservations using this link.

The program begins Sunday evening, April 14, with a reception and dinner, followed by guest speaker Regina Gregory, Vice President and General Counsel of Access Midstream Partners in Oklahoma City.  Ms. Gregory’s presentation will be informative of the infrastructure build-up and what is needed to fully develop the massive reserves of the Utica shale.

Our program planning committee has worked hard to develop an outstanding program for people currently working in Ohio, for those contemplating doing business in the Utica shale, and for those whose property is part of the Utica shale development area.  There are twenty-seven speakers for the program, representing perspectives of both the landowner/lessor and the operating company/lessee.  Application will be made for AAPL credit and for multiple state bar accreditation.  It contains 885 minutes of continuing education, and approximately 14.75 hours of Continuing Legal Education in 60-minute states and 17.7 hours of CLE in 50-minute states.

Utica Shale Program Committee:  Gregory D. Russell, Chair, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, Columbus, OH; Michael J. Barron, EQT Production, Washington, PA; Sean Cassidy, Cassidy and Associates, Greensburg, PA; Sharon J. Daniels, EMLF, Lexington, KY; J. Thomas Lane, Bowles Rice LLP, Charleston, WV; R. Neal Pierce, Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC, Columbus, OH; Daniel T. Sweeney, Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City, OK; Joseph A. Tarantelli, Chesapeake Energy, Oklahoma City, OK; William J. Taylor, Kincaid, Taylor & Geyer, Zanesville, OH; and Michael K. Vennum, Burleson LLP, Canonsburg, PA.

EMLF Law Student Scholarship Program
The EMLF will award $50,000 in scholarships to deserving students at EMLF member law schools for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Complete information and application forms are available at http://www.emlf.org – double click the piggy bank on the home page.

The deadline for scholarship applications is April 19, 2013.

New EMLF Members
EMLF is pleased to welcome the law firm of Reminger Co., L.P.A. as a new Supporting Member.  Listed members include David R. Hudson, One SeaGate, Suite 1600, Toledo, Ohio 43604, and Gregory D. Brunton, Capitol Square Office Bldg., 65 East State St., 4th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

The firm of Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C. , 1901 Sixth Avenue North, 2400 Regions Harbert Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35203 has joined the EMLF as a Supporting Member. Attorneys are Jim G. McLaughlin, John B. Holmes and David M. Smith.

 

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January 7, 2013

January 9 Cut-off Date for Lago Mar Reservations

EMLF has a room block at a rate of $225 for a one-bedroom suite at the Lago Mar Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rooms at that rate are available through January 9 or sellout. Be sure to ask for the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation room block. The direct number for the reservations department is 954.523.6511 or 800-LAG-OMAR. Individual reservations may be canceled without penalty seven days or more prior to the confirmed arrival date. Cancellations occurring less than seven days prior to arrival date shall be charged a one night’s room occupancy and tax.

The resort is just five miles north of the Fort Lauderdale airport (about a 10 minute ride), about 15 minutes from downtown Fort Lauderdale and about 45 minutes from Palm Beach and Miami. Directions for driving from the Fort Lauderdale airport and directions for driving from I-95 can be found on the resort’s website.

The Winter Workshops on Energy Law are scheduled for February 10-12, 2013; both an e-brochure detailing topics to be covered and registration are available online.

The conference registration fee includes all educational sessions and materials, Sunday and Monday cocktail receptions, Tuesday mid-morning brunch and refreshment breaks. A CD with all PowerPoint presentations and written materials will be provided. Guest registration includes Sunday and Monday cocktail receptions and Tuesday mid-morning brunch.

There are a number of ways to find the conference e-brochure: click on the Fort Lauderdale artwork on the EMLF home page; or go to Programs menu on the home page and pull down to Register for Programs.

The conference consists of 600 minutes, including 60 ethics minutes (10 hours in 60-minute states and 12 hours in 50-minute states).

Call for Topics – 34th Annual Institute in Baltimore

Create the CLE program you want for the 34th Annual Institute, June 16-18, 2013 at Marriott’s Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street.  Each year the topics are generated by EMLF members who submit their ideas to the program committee, chaired  this year by Timothy W. Gresham, PennStuart, Abingdon, VA. The Coal Chair is Timothy J. Hagerty, Frost Brown Todd, Louisville, KY, and the Oil & Gas Chair is Natalie N. Jefferis, EQT Midstream in Pittsburgh, PA.  The Program Committee and the EMLF Executive Committee will meet together to select the topics and speakers from the member submissions.

Deadline for topics is Friday, February 22. We encourage you to submit suggestions to Sharon Daniels at sharon@emlf.org, covering any area of energy development, natural resources, ethics, electric power, oil & gas, coal, environmental, land and real property, and renewable energy.

Your topic suggestion should include a brief description and suggested speaker (including yourself) who can make a scholarly and balanced presentation.  Each speaker at the Annual Institute is required to submit a substantive outline or narrative article for distribution at the Annual Institute which meets various state requirements for Continuing Legal Education credits, PLUS each speaker must write an original chapter for publication in Volume 34 of the Energy & Mineral Law Institute.

New EMLF Sustaining Member Bryan Cave LLP

Following the 2012 merger of Denver-based Holme Roberts & Owen with St. Louis-based Bryan Cave LLP, we’re pleased that the 1100 member law firm has joined the EMLF.  The Colorado offices of the former Holme Roberts & Owen law firm located in Denver, Colorado Springs and Boulder are now Bryan Cave HRO.

The primary contact for the firm is Bryan E. Keyt, partner in the Chicago office of Bryan Cave LLP, who serves as the Deputy Leader of the firm’s Energy and Natural Resource Client Service Group and Co-Leader of the firm’s OSHA/MSHA Industry Team.

For more information and a complete listing of attorneys, go to http://www.bryancave.com

Upcoming Programs – Please Mark Your Calendars

  • February 10-12, 2013 – Winter Workshops on Energy Law, Lago Mar Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • April 15-16, 2013 – Title and Development Issues in the Utica Shale, Hilton Columbus Easton, Columbus, OH
  • June 16-18, 2013 – EMLF 34th Annual Institute, Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD
  • October 23-25, 2013 – Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Lexington, KY
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