Winter Workshops on Energy Law on February 28 – March 1, 2016

Winter Workshops on Energy Law on February 28 – March 1, 2016

Online registration, hotel link and program brochure are now available. Click here.

The theme this year is “Our Brave New Energy World,” and opens with Howard Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration at the DOE. providing an analysis of the future of U.S. Energy if the Clean Power Plan (CPP) is implemented as drafted. The status of the CPP will be analyzed by Allison Wood at Hunton & Williams, Washington, DC; Jerry Eyster at GE Energy Financial Services in Stamford, CT; and Tom Lorenzen at Crowell & Moring in Washington.

An update on renewables will be provided by Lauren Thirer of GE Renewables, Schenectady, NY, with a discussion by Larry Eisenstat, Crowell & Moring, on the transmission additions needed to accommodate power generated by renewables. Michael Zenker, Managing Director of NextEra Energy in West Palm Beach, FL, will discuss whether renewables will be able to meet EPA’s expectation.

The future of gas supply and gas markets will be discussed by Andrew Bradford, CEO of BTU Analytics, Denver, and Michael Krancer of Blank Rome in Philadelphia will analyze whether the CPP really favors natural gas.

Seth Schwartz, President of Energy Ventures Analysis in Arlington, VA, will present a discussion on the supply/demand for coal. Greg Robertson, Hunton & Williams, Richmond, VA, will discuss the upcoming UMW contract negotiations and miner benefits.

The program concludes with David Ries, Clark Hill in Pittsburgh, providing a one-hour ethics session that will explore current developments in ethics and professional responsibility from recent rules amendments, ethics opinions, and court cases, including competence in technology and e-discovery, safeguarding client data and funds, missed deadlines, and more.

The program will be at the Lago Mar Resort and Club in Fort Lauderdale, a beachfront resort located just 15 minutes from the airport. Special rates for 1-bedroom suites are available for EMLF registrants. There is a welcome reception on Sunday night from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., another reception on Monday night from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., plus a mid-morning brunch for all registrants and their registered guests on Tuesday morning.

We’ve assembled top talent for the winter workshops, and hope you will be able to attend.

Holiday Hours

The EMLF will be closed December 23 and will re-open on January 4. We wish everyone a safe and very happy holiday season.

 

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EMLF Member News

Published Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Winter Workshops on Energy Law on February 28 – March 1, 2016

Online registration, hotel link and program brochure are now available. Click here.

The theme this year is “Our Brave New Energy World,” and opens with Howard Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration at the DOE. providing an analysis of the future of U.S. Energy if the Clean Power Plan (CPP) is implemented as drafted. The status of the CPP will be analyzed by Allison Wood at Hunton & Williams, Washington, DC; Jerry Eyster at GE Energy Financial Services in Stamford, CT; and Tom Lorenzen at Crowell & Moring in Washington.

An update on renewables will be provided by Lauren Thirer of GE Renewables, Schenectady, NY, with a discussion by Larry Eisenstat, Crowell & Moring, on the transmission additions needed to accommodate power generated by renewables. Michael Zenker, Managing Director of NextEra Energy in West Palm Beach, FL, will discuss whether renewables will be able to meet EPA’s expectation.

The future of gas supply and gas markets will be discussed by Andrew Bradford, CEO of BTU Analytics, Denver, and Michael Krancer of Blank Rome in Philadelphia will analyze whether the CPP really favors natural gas.

Seth Schwartz, President of Energy Ventures Analysis in Arlington, VA, will present a discussion on the supply/demand for coal. Greg Robertson, Hunton & Williams, Richmond, VA, will discuss the upcoming UMW contract negotiations and miner benefits.

The program concludes with David Ries, Clark Hill in Pittsburgh, providing a one-hour ethics session that will explore current developments in ethics and professional responsibility from recent rules amendments, ethics opinions, and court cases, including competence in technology and e-discovery, safeguarding client data and funds, missed deadlines, and more.

The program will be at the Lago Mar Resort and Club in Fort Lauderdale, a beachfront resort located just 15 minutes from the airport. Special rates for 1-bedroom suites are available for EMLF registrants. There is a welcome reception on Sunday night from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., another reception on Monday night from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., plus a mid-morning brunch for all registrants and their registered guests on Tuesday morning.

We’ve assembled top talent for the winter workshops, and hope you will be able to attend.

Holiday Hours

The EMLF will be closed December 23 and will re-open on January 4. We wish everyone a safe and very happy holiday season.

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Kentucky Mineral Law Conference
October  21-22, 2015
Hyatt Regency Lexington

Registration fees will increase on October 1, so remember to register before that time.

A reminder that the EMLF room block at the Hyatt Regency will be held through September 29 or sell out.  October is a busy month in Lexington, with thoroughbred racing at Keeneland, October 2-24.  Be sure to make your reservations soon.  Call 1.800.233.1234 and ask for the EMLF room block to get the reduced rate.

The EMLF committees will meet for a working lunch on Thursday, October 22, in the Hyatt Suites at the Hyatt Hotel in Lexington.  The lunch break is from 11:45 – 1:30 p.m.

All of the committees will be meeting at separate tables and sharing a buffet, as was done in 2014. If you are a committee member and are registered for the Conference, we will plan on your attendance.

Governance Committee, Tim Gresham, Chair
Law School Committee, sub of Energy Careers, Natalie Jefferis, Chair
Membership Committee, Joe Tarantelli and Ben Sullivan, Co-chairs
Programming Committee, Dan Wolff, Chair
Technology Committee, John T. Boyd, Chair

Energy Careers Programs
The Energy Careers program at Capital University on September 30 will feature the following speakers, all from Columbus, Ohio, telling students about their own journey from a student to a practicing lawyer:  Kevin West, Steptoe & Johnson; Margeaux Kimbrough, Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter; Ken McDonough, American Electric Power; and Dan Clark, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease.

On October 6, the Energy Careers program will be given at Duquesne University School of Law, with the following speakers: Natalie Jefferis, EQT, Pittsburgh; Kevin K. Douglass, Babst Calland, Pittsburgh; David J. Laurent, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Pittsburgh; and Mike Rush, Rice Energy, Canonsburg, PA.

On October 8, the Energy Careers program will be given at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, with the following speakers, all from Pittsburgh:  Natalie Jefferis, EQT; Nicolle S. Bagnell, ReedSmith; Travis Brannon, K&L Gates; and Samantha Quinn Stewart, Zimmer Kunz.

On October 12, the Energy Careers program will be given at the University of Kentucky College of Law, with the following speakers:  David Morrison, Steptoe & Johnson, Bridgeport, WV; Marco M. Rajkovich, Rajkovich Williams, Kilpatrick and True, Lexington; Karen J. Greenwell, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, Lexington; and Daniel Z. Zaluski, Blackhawk Mining, Lexington.

On October 12, the Energy Careers program will be given at Appalachian School of Law, with the following speakers:  Dominique Ranieri, Steptoe & Johnson, Charleston, WV; Michelle Castle, Penn Stuart, Abingdon, VA; Troy Nichols, Alpha Natural Resources, Bristol, VA; and Angela Ramsey, Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins, Charleston, WV.

On October 15, Energy Careers is on the schedule at Rutgers School of Law, with the following speakers:  Timothy T. West, Rutgers; Colleen Donofrio, Babst Calland, Camden, NJ; and Jacqulynn Hugee, Associate General Counsel, PJM Interconnection, Audobon, PA.

Thanks to all our volunteers who agreed to speak at the member law schools mentioned above.  In November programs will be given at Penn State University and Washington & Lee University.  Speaker information is not quite finalized.

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Kentucky Mineral Law Conference – October 21-22, 2015

Kentucky Mineral Law Conference – October 21-22, 2015

Reserve Your Room Now for the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference

Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Lexington are blocked for this conference at a special registration rate.  You can link to the Hyatt web site at https://aws.passkey.com/event/13780438/owner/8515/landing.  The EMLF room block will be released on September 30.

There’s a big concert at Rupp Arena on October 20 (Taylor Swift), and the Hyatt expects the hotel to be sold out that night.  Make your hotel reservations early so you won’t be disappointed.

And for a map of downtown Lexington Bars and Restaurants, go to

http://www.visitlex.com/includes/content/docs/media/DNT-Restaurants-and-Bars.pdf

Online Registration Available for the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference

You can register online through this link:

https://www.emlf.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&refno=40&category=Conference

EMLF Sponsors Energy Careers Programs at Member Law Schools

For the 10th year, EMLF members will visit various member law schools and give students an overview of the variety of practice areas for energy lawyers.  If you would like to volunteer to speak at one of these programs, please contact Sharon Daniels at sharon@emlf.org

  • September 16, 2015 at Noon – West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV
  • September 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. – Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH
  • October 6, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. – Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA
  • October 8, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. – University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA
  • October 12, 2015 at Noon – University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, KY
  • October 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. – Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, VA
  • October 15, 2015 – Rutgers University – Camden, Camden, NJ
  • November 2, 2015 at 12:45 p.m. – Penn State University, University Park, PA
  • Date TBA – Washington  & Lee University, Lexington, VA
  • Date TBA – The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, OH
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Kentucky Mineral Law Conference Planning Meeting on July 28

A reminder that planning for the October 21-22 Kentucky Mineral Law Conference will be on Tuesday, July 28 from 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. in Lexington, KY.  Lunch will be served.  If you would like to attend, please contact sharon@emlf.org and we will provide you with the exact location of the meeting.  We need a head count for lunch, so please let me know if you will be attending.

This conference is the Foundation’s largest program, drawing attendees from about 15 states. Don’t be mislead – it’s not just about Kentucky, and it’s not just about minerals.  This conference started at the University of Kentucky in the early ‘80s, and we have kept the name.  Topics can be on anything related to energy and mineral law, sustainable and renewable energy development, electric power generation, environmental law, natural resources, ethics, land issues, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, real property and title issues. We also include employment issues, mine safety, and bankruptcy.  Topics should be submitted to sharon@emlf.org by Thursday, July 23.  You should provide a title and brief description of the topic and the name of any proposed speaker, including yourself.

We hope you can make time to participate in planning this program.

Waters of the United States (WOTUS)

Some of you heard the presentation at the Annual Institute by David Chung and Sherrie Armstrong on the rule making to revise the definition of “waters of the United States.“  Significant changes to the definition will be effective for all Clean Water Act programs on August 28, 2015.  For that reason, we have posted the chapter on the EMLF website in advance of the publication of volume 36 so readers can prepare to comply with the final rule.

Go to https://www.emlf.org/clientuploads/images/ch.5_vol.36.pdf

EMLF Scheduled Programs

September 10-11, 2015
6th Law of Shale Plays Conference
Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
Co-sponsored with the Institute for Energy Law/ CAIL

October 21-22, 2015
Kentucky Mineral Law Conference
Hyatt Regency Lexington
Lexington, KY

February 28-March 1, 2016
Winter Workshops on Energy Law
Lago Mar Beach Resort and Club
Fort Lauderdale, FL

June 12-14, 2016
37th EMLF Annual Institute
The Doubletree Hotel
Charleston, SC

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6th Law of Shale Plays Conference

 

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6th Law of Shale Plays Conference
September 10-11, 2015

Omni William Penn Hotel | 530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Register Now to Secure Discounted Rate

Registration is now open for the 6th Law of Shale Plays Conference, which will be presented by the Institute for Energy Law and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation with the sponsorship of the Energy Litigation Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation on September 10-11, 2015, in Pittsburgh.

Program Highlights Include:

  • The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040
  • Seismic Activity and Unconventional Oil and Gas Activity
  • Regional Update – Hot and Anticipated Litigation in the Shale Plays
  • Federal Air Regulation & Its Impact on Upstream and Midstream Operations
  • Private and Public Capital Raises and Exit Transactions in Today’s Shale Plays
  • Employment Issues in the Shale Plays
  • General Counsel Concerns In Operating and Developing Shale Plays
  • Pipeline Infrastructure and Midstream Update
  • Ethics of Downsizing: A Lawyer’s Professional Obligations in a Reduction-in-Force
  • Energy Production 2015-2020 – What Do The Next Five Years Hold?
  • Environmental Issues in the Shale Plays
  • Recent Developments in Royalty Litigation in the Shale Plays

MCLE Credit

This program consists of approximately 10.75 hours of continuing education, including up to 1 hour of ethics. Approved credit hours will vary by jurisdiction and are subject to each jurisdiction’s approval and credit rounding rules.

Networking Opportunities

Sept. 9 – Sponsored Welcome Reception 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sept. 10 – Hosted Luncheon and Guest Speaker 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Sept. 10 – Sponsored Networking Reception 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Sponsored Networking Luncheon 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Discounted Hotel Rooms

Rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Registrants should call 1-800-THE OMNI (843-6664) and reference “Shale Play Laws Conference” to receive a reduced room rate of $145 + applicable taxes/night. The last day to obtain this special rate is August 19, 2015.

Book Hotel Online

Sponsorship Opportunities

If your firm or company would like to be a sponsor, please contact Lilly Hogarth at the IEL. 


The Institute for Energy Law and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
gratefully acknowledge the generous sponsorship support of

HOSTED LUNCHEON SPONSORS
NETWORKING LUNCHEON SPONSORS
WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSORS
NETWORKING RECEPTION SPONSORS
CANVAS BAG SPONSORS
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EMLF Elects New Leadership at Annual Institute

Brian Wells, Partner in the Lexington, KY, office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, assumed the role of President of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation at the annual board of trustees meeting during the 36th Annual Institute at Amelia Island Plantation, June 21-23, 2015.

Wells concentrates his practice in the area of corporate mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis in mineral and energy transactions. He has served on the EMLF Executive Committee and as Treasurer of the Foundation and Chair of the EMLF Finance Committee.

Other new officers are Dan Wolff of Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC, who was elected Vice-President and President-Elect; Erin E. Magee of Jackson Kelly PLLC, Charleston, WV, who was elected Treasurer; Natalie N. Jefferis of EQT, Pittsburgh, PA, who was elected Secretary; and Kevin L. Colosimo of Burleson LLP, Canonsburg, PA, who was elected Assistant Secretary/Treasurer.

Executive Committee members elected for a one-year term are Sheila Nolan Gartland, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease, Columbus, OH; Timothy J. Hagerty, Frost Brown Todd, Louisville, KY; Frank B. Harrington, Alpha Natural Resources, Bristol, VA; Amber Nisbet Hodgdon, EnerVest Operating, Charleston, WV; C. David Morrison, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Bridgeport, WV; and James M. Van Nostrand, West Virginia University Center for Energy & Sustainable Development, Morgantown, WV.

Past Presidents Kevin K. Douglass, Babst Calland, Pittsburgh, PA, and Sharon O. Flanery, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Charleston, WV, will also serve as immediate Past Presidents on the Executive Committee.

First-term members of the Board of Trustees are Stephen G. Barker, Executive VP/General Counsel, Kentucky River Properties, Hazard, KY; Armando F. Benincasa, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Charleston, WV; Karen C. Bennett, Hunton & Williams LLP, Washington, DC; R. Clay Larkin, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, Lexington, KY; Beth R. Minear, Contract Land Staff, Charleston, WV; Justin W. Ross, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, Lexington, KY; Eric R. Waller, Columbia Pipeline Group, Charleston, WV; and William G. Williams, Krugliak Wilkins Griffiths & Dougherty, Canton, OH.

Many thanks to all EMLF members who served on the various committees throughout the past year, and a very special thanks to Kevin Douglass for the countless hours he spent as President of the Foundation.

John L. McClaugherty Award Announced at Annual Institute

Robert G. McLusky, Member of the Charleston, WV office of Jackson Kelly PLLC, has received the Foundation’s most prestigious award for service to the EMLF and to the legal profession, established to honor the memory of John L. McClaugherty’s service to the Foundation and the legal community.

Bob is a Member of Jackson Kelly PLLC, working in the Firm’s Environmental Practice Group, where he focuses on environmental litigation and client counseling for the coal, chemical and oil and gas industries in West Virginia and surrounding states. Bob provides advice on permitting, surface mining, water discharge and other environmental issues, and for the past decade, most of his time has been spent representing the coal industry in the mountaintop mining controversy and in water permitting and compliance issues concerning selenium.

A graduate of Colgate University and Washington and Lee University School of Law, Bob is a Past President of the EMLF and served as its Secretary and Vice-President.  A long-time member of the Board of Trustees, Bob has presented at EMLF conferences more than a dozen times and authored numerous articles published in the Energy & Mineral Law Institute.

Kentucky Mineral Law Conference Planning Meeting on July 28

Planning for the October 21-22 Kentucky Mineral Law Conference at the Hyatt Regency Lexington will be on Tuesday, July 28 from 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. in Lexington, KY.  Lunch will be served.  If you would like to attend, please contact sharon@emlf.org and we will provide you with the exact location of the meeting.

The Kentucky Mineral Law Conference is the Foundation’s largest program, usually drawing attendees from about 15 states. Complimentary registrations are extended to five students from each EMLF member law school.  The EMLF committees (Programming, Governance, Law School, Membership and Technology) will also be holding luncheon meetings during this program.

We invite EMLF members to submit topics on anything related to energy and mineral law, natural resources, sustainable and renewable energy development, ethics, land issues, real property and title issues.  Topics should be submitted to Sharon Daniels by Thursday, July 23.  You should provide a title and brief description of the topic and the name of any proposed speaker, including yourself.

Program chair for the conference is Kathy G. Beckett, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Charleston, WV; Oil and Gas Chair is Britt A. Freund, Bowles Rice LLP, Canonsburg, PA; and Coal Chair is R. Clay Larkin, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Lexington, KY.

Scholarship Recipients Announced at Annual Institute

As part of its mission to foster the study of energy and mineral law, the EMLF awards scholarships to students attending law schools who are members of the EMLF.

This year the Foundation has awarded $50,000 in scholarships to the following students:

  • F. Adam Abulawi – $10,000, The University of Texas School of Law
  • James M. Carroll – $7,000, Louisiana State University Law Center
  • Kenneth R. Chapman – $5,000, Appalachian School of Law
  • Daniel Franklin – $1,000, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Tyler J. Hall – $1,000 (James H. Davis Scholarship), Ohio State University – Moritz College of Law
  • Taylor Hay – $2,000 (Mary Sue Schulberg Scholarship), Appalachian School of Law
  • Robert McFadden – $10,000, Washburn University College of Law
  • Jordan D. Volino – $5,000, University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • Ryan Michael Watson – $7,000, West Virginia University College of Law
  • Fraser Wayne – $1,000, University of Houston Law Center
  • Nawzad Mirali Yasin – $1,000, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law

EMLF Scheduled Programs

September 10-11, 2015
6th Law of Shale Plays Conference
Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
Co-sponsored with the Institute for Energy Law/ CAIL

October 21-22, 2015
Kentucky Mineral Law Conference
Hyatt Regency Lexington
Lexington, KY

February 28-March 1, 2016
Winter Workshops on Energy Law
Lago Mar Beach Resort and Club
Fort Lauderdale, FL

June 12-14, 2016
37th EMLF Annual Institute
The Doubletree Hotel
Charleston, SC

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Nominations for John L. McClaugherty Award — May 22 Deadline

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 John L. McClaugherty Award.  The 2015 Award will be announced at the June 21 dinner during the Annual Institute, June 21-23.

The McClaugherty Award was established by the Foundation in 2003 to honor the memory of John McClaugherty, partner in the Charleston, WV law firm of Jackson Kelly PLLC, past president of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, friend, colleague, philanthropist, and mentor to many young attorneys.

The Award honors an EMLF Member who exemplifies high standards for accomplishment and commitment to the EMLF, the legal profession, and the natural resources industry.

Past recipients of the McClaugherty Award are Maureen D. Carman, Sean Cassidy, Sharon J. Daniels, Edward M. Green, Timothy W. Gresham, J. Thomas Lane, Thomas C. Means, C. David Morrison, R. Neal Pierce, David G. Ries, Russell L. Schetroma, and Joseph J. Zaluski.  The selection committee for the 2015 Award is comprised of all past recipients.

Nominations should be sent to Sharon Daniels, Executive Director, via email to sharon@emlf.org by May 22, 2015.

Last Day to Reserve Rooms at Omni Amelia Island Plantation

Room reservation deadline is today, May 6.   Be sure you contact Omni’s Amelia Island Plantation today so you can take advantage of reduced rates for the 36th Annual Institute, June 21–23.  After May 6, the EMLF room block will be released to the general public and rooms will be priced at the prevailing rate.

You can link to reservations from the Annual Institute page on the EMLF website at emlf.org, or go to the hotel website to make your reservations:

http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation/meetings/energy-and-mineral-law-foundation

 

 

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EMLF Annual Institute

Room Reservation Deadline Is May 6 at Omni Amelia Island Plantation.  Be sure you contact Omni’s Amelia Island Plantation in the next few days so you can take advantage of reduced rates for the 36th Annual Institute, June 21–23.  After May 6, the EMLF room block will be released to the general public and rooms will be priced at the prevailing rate.

You can link to reservations from the Annual Institute page on the EMLF website at emlf.org, or go to the hotel website to make your reservations:
http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/amelia-island-plantation/meetings/energy-and-mineral-law-foundation

You can save $100 by registering for the Annual Institute through May 11.  Go to www.emlf.org and choose the link from the home page.  The Annual Institute opens with a welcome reception beginning at 5:30 on Sunday, June 21, followed by dinner for all registrants, speakers, and registered guests starting at 6:30 p.m.  The program contains 12-15 hours of CLE credit depending on your particular state, including 1 hour of legal ethics.  General session topics on the first day include cyber security, the use of drones, the Endangered Species Act, cooperative federalism, EPA’s proposed Waters of the U.S., and water availability and use issues.  On Day 2, Tuesday, there are 3 parallel tracks – coal, labor and employment, and two separate oil and gas tracks.  Meeting rooms are side by side so you can easily move from one presentation to another.  The program ends at 4:45 on Tuesday, June 23.  Amelia Island is easily reached via Jacksonville airport.

Annual Institute Sponsor Opportunities

Several sponsor opportunities for the Annual Institute are still available, and can be reviewed online.  Sponsors subsidize the cost of the social functions at the Annual Institute and make registration fees more affordable.  We appreciate the support we have already received  from Crowell & Moring, Sean Cassidy & Associates, Spilman, Thomas & Battle, and Steptoe & Johnson.  The deadline for purchasing sponsorships is May 12, to ensure inclusion in the printed program booklet. All materials need to be delivered to the EMLF by May 15.

The Membership Committee, co-chaired by Frank Harrington at Alpha Natural Resources and Joe Tarantelli at Chesapeake Energy Corp., has been very successful in recruiting new members.  Please help us welcome these new members to the EMLF:

Group Memberships

  • Altizer, Walk and White, PLLC – http://www.awwlaw.com
  • American Energy Partners, LP – http://www.americanenergypartners.com
  • Armstrong Energy – http://armstrongenergycorp.com
  • Black McCuskey Souers & Arbaugh, LPA – http://bmsa.com
  • Dickinson Wright – http://www.dickinson-wright.com
  • Foresight Energy LP – http://www.foresight.com
  • Gulfport Energy Corporation – http://gulfportenergy.publishpath.com
  • Hiscock & Barclay LLP – http://www.hblaw.com
  • Kirkland & Ellis  http://www.kirkland.com
  • McDonald Hopkins LLC – http://www.mcdonaldhopkins.com
  • Rice Energy Inc. – http://www.riceenergy.com
  • Zimmer Kunz PLLC – http://zklaw.com

Individual Memberships

  • Kevin N. Anderson, Fabian & Clendenin, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Cole T. DeLancey, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Matthew G. Mazefsky, Rosebud Mining Company, Kittanning, PA
  • Brant T. Miller, Gordon & Rees, LLP, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Stanford Tom Mullins, The Street Law Firm, LLP, Oakwood, VA
  • Rusty K. Reinoehl, Reinoehl Law Offices, LLC, Robinson, IL
  • Steven David Wilharm, Rokisky & Associates, Weirton, WV
  • Paul R. Yagelski, Rothman Gordon, P.C., Pittsburgh, PA

 

 

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EMLF Annual Institute, June 21–23, 2015 at Omni’s Amelia Island Plantation

Register now to enjoy the beauty of Amelia Island, catch up with colleagues and clients, and earn CLE credits for 33 separate topics at this year’s Annual Institute.  We created parallel oil and gas tracks, alongside the coal track, so we could offer as many presentations as possible.

When you make your travel plans, be sure to arrive in time for Sunday night’s reception and dinner, which starts at 5:30 p.m.  It’s about 30 miles from Jacksonville International Airport to Amelia Island. The brochure describes this as a reception only but there will be a sit-down dinner for all registrants and registered guests following the reception.

You can register online at www.emlf.org, where you will also find an updated attendee registration list.  We look forward to seeing everyone again in June.

Annual Institute Sponsor Opportunities

We have a variety of sponsor opportunities for the 36th Annual Institute, with a link from the home page describing the options at www.emlf.org

We hope you will considering sponsoring one of the social functions at the Annual Institute, which include receptions, Sunday night dinner, wine sponsors, and continental breakfast and breaks sponsors. This year we have added a canvas bag sponsorship that includes your firm’s name and logo imprinted on each bag, to be given to all registrants.  The sponsorships allow EMLF to fund social events without increasing the registration fees, and make attendance at the Annual Institute more affordable for many.

Registration for Appalachian Basin Midstream Assets Still Open

There is still space available for the April 20-21 program in Southpointe/Canonsburg, PA at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel.  Register online via the EMLF website, or call Carolyn May at 859.231.0271 to register.  You can view the list of attendees via the EMLF home page at www.emlf.org

Planning Meeting for 6th Law of Shale Plays Program on April 28th

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation will again join the Institute for Energy Law/ Center for American and International Law in presenting the 6th Law of Shale Plays on September 10 – 11, 2015 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh.  The program is co-chaired by Sharon Flanery at Steptoe & Johnson in Charleston, WV and Erin W. McDowell at Range Resources – Appalachia, Canonsburg, PA.

There will be a planning meeting and luncheon on April 28 in Canonsburg, PA, and May 5 in Houston.  If you would like to attend either planning luncheon, please contact Sharon Daniels at sharon@emlf.org, so we can get a head count for lunch.  Directions will be provided.  This will be the second year that EMLF has been invited to co-sponsor this program with IEL/CAIL, and we appreciate this opportunity to do so.

April 27 – Deadline for EMLF Scholarship Applications.

 

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