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What: Fracking Law - From Land Contract Negotiations to Environmental Disputes

When: Tues., Feb. 19, 2013 | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Riverfront Hotel | Grand Rapids, MI | Register Now!

Program Description: Over the past few years the U.S. shale gas production has become a major growth industry. This unique course offers practical tips for helping landowners take advantage of the industry boom in negotiating with energy companies. Get an overview of the extraction process and a detailed analysis of the key provisions of land leases and royalty agreements. Explore environmental law compliance issues and common legal disputes. Walk through the extraction process and spot red flags along the way.

  • Review samples of key land lease contracts and get practical negotiating tips.
  • Explore common extraction site contamination issues, their consequences, and pre- and post-fact legal remedies.
  • Hear about the latest case law and industry trends to find out what's next for the U.S. natural resources legal practice.
  • Learn how to prevent and handle lease disputes.
  • Maintain your ethical reputation with a review of the rules and their real-life application in energy law.
  • Resolve dormancy, lease term and clean-up liability issues to make certain your clients get the best representation.

Who Should Attend: This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for attorneys. It will also benefit real estate professionals, oil and gas industry professionals, developers, surveyors, mortgage lenders, and paralegals.


  • Charles M. Denton, partner and chair of the Environmental Law Department, Barnes & Thornburg LLP


  • grand rapids

    Grand Rapids

    P 616-742-3930 F 616-742-3999
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