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Protecting Landowners in Transactions with Oil and Gas Companies

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By: Heidi R. Kemp Oil and gas interests can be a blessing for people when they turn into up front bonus payments for leasing and/or royalty payments from the production…

Ohio Supreme Court Interprets the Marketable Title Act

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By: J. Richard Emens & Cody Smith Oil and gas litigation continues in Ohio. Title issues are one of the hot litigation topics. We’ve previously reported on the Ohio Dormant…

Landowner Dangers with Solar Options, Solar Leases and Solar Easements

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By Dick Emens and Cody Smith We are seeing more and more Solar Option and Solar Lease documents. We are becoming more and more concerned for landowners because of the…

Oil and Gas Lease Assignments

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By:  Dick Emens and Heidi Kemp Benjamin Franklin is credited with once stating “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  We offer that…

Oil & Gas Basic Timelines: Things to be Aware of

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By: J. Richard Emens & Heidi R. Kemp It’s almost impossible to live in Eastern Ohio and not have been affected by the oil and gas boom the last few…

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New Year’s Resolutions: Health, Finances, Family, & Estate Planning

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By: Heidi R. Kemp Christmas is always a bittersweet time of year for me and I always get a little introspective. On December 29, 1995, my family experienced a horrific…

End of Year To-Do List: Shopping, Decorating, Parties, & Gift Taxes?

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By: Beatrice Wolper, Kelly Jasin, and Heidi Kemp As we approach the end of another year, families are gearing up for the busy holiday season. With all the holiday parties,…

Bea’s Recommended Business Books

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Bea’s Recommended Business Books For Family Business (and All Business) Women’s Peer Group August 13, 2018 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People – Covey Art Of War – Sun Tzu…

Do I Need to Avoid Probate?

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Often, there is a lot of talk about “avoiding probate.” What is probate? And do I need to avoid it? And if so, how is that done? Probate is the…

Realities of Guardianships

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When is a guardianship necessary? Is there any way to avoid guardianships? What kinds of things should people be thinking about when it comes to guardianships? Many people do not...

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