Reagan Marble to Share Legal and Ethical Checklist for Mineral Buyers, Lease Brokers, and Counsel

April 5, 2021 | Speaking Engagements

Jackson Walker attorney Reagan Marble is scheduled to present “A Legal and Ethical Checklist For Mineral Buyers, Lease Brokers, and Their Lawyers” during the Houston Association of Professional Landmen’s 52nd Annual Technical Workshop on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

During the presentation, Reagan will discuss the issues, both under the law and the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) code of ethics, which arise when acquiring minerals, royalties, and oil and gas leases. The presentation will cover various state’s laws, specific and recent court cases, and common fact scenarios faced by landmen in the field. Reagan will also provide a quick reference guide that every landman can use to ensure their practices don’t run afoul of the law or ethics when closing a deal.

The 52nd Annual Technical Workshop is organized by fellow Jackson Walker attorney Amanda Van Deusen. To register, visit the HAPL website.

Reagan MarbleMeet Reagan

Reagan M. Marble focuses on complex energy litigation and transactions throughout Texas and New Mexico. In his energy litigation practice, Reagan regularly represents oil and gas operators, mineral and royalty buyers, high‐net‐worth family trusts and partnerships, and renewable energy developers in their litigation matters throughout South and West Texas. Reagan’s extensive experience in the field ranges from achieving summary dismissal of multimillion-dollar title disputes in the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin to favorably resolving renewable energy contract disputes along the Gulf Coast.

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