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Ohio Oil and Gas Lease Terms

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By Dick Emens With Marcellus & Utica shale gas activities booming in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Landowners in eastern Ohio are being presented with oil and gas leases containing UNUSUAL…

Pipeline Easements: The Next Knock on the Doors of Ohio Landowners

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Pipeline Easements: The Next Knock on the Doors of Ohio Landowners As oil and gas activities continue in Ohio’s Utica Shale play, an increasing number of Ohio landowners will have…

“Mineral Rights ARE Different!”

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By: Dick Emens Emens & Wolper Law Firm Columbus, Ohio August 2012 Let’s start with – – “Did the Landowner know that after entering into an oil and gas lease…

Shale-gas land leases: Owners unite, hire lawyers

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By Spencer Hunt The Columbus Dispatch Sunday November 13, 2011 11:01 AM   When Ohio’s oil-and-gas boom comes calling, Richland County farmer Robert Bevier says he and about 130 neighbors…

Drillers snapping up rights leases in Ohio

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Monday September 26, 2011 5:02 AM, The Columbus Dispatch, Spencer Hunt Gas, oil companies scramble in race to extract fuel from state’s shale CADIZ, Ohio — The Harrison County recorder’s…

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Chief Emotional Officers Set the Tone in Family Business

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Beatrice E. Wolper Emens & Wolper Law Firm August 2012 It may not be a surprise that the highest/oldest woman in the family owned business is the CEO—“cEo” or “Chief…

Estate Planning for Family-Owned Business

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Estate Planning for Family-Owned Business: Same Board, but is it Chess or Checkers? Article by Bea Wolper Some attorneys and accountants maintain that since they are knowledgeable about general estate…

Spring Cleaning – For Your Family Business

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Spring is often thought of as a time for renewal—many of us –when we think of spring– we think of washing our car and cleaning out back closets. For family…

The Emperor Has No Clothes

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Remember the fairy tale where the emperor loved elegant clothes and loved showing them off to his people? Remember how the emperor was hoodwinked by some con artists saying his…

Keeping It In The Family – Buy-Sell Agreements

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There are at least three key issues that arise during the succession of a family business: succession of ownership, succession of leadership and succession of management. Disputes and misunderstandings surrounding…

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