Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Lease Attorneys
Protecting Landowners' Rights in Oil and Gas Leases
Property owners: Are you being asked to sign an oil and gas lease? Does your land sit on top of Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale or other oil or gas deposits? Before you sign any kind of legal agreement regarding an oil and gas lease - whether with an energy company or with the government - protect your rights by seeking legal counsel about the terms of the oil and gas lease.
Loughran, Mlakar & Bilik is a Pennsylvania law firm that has served Western Pennsylvania since 1976. We are very happy for local residents who are profiting from oil and gas leases, but we are sad to see so many local landowners robbed by energy company oil and gas leases that protect the interests of the energy company at the expense of the landowner.
If you want to execute an oil and gas lease - or if you have a property dispute regarding an existing lease - the best action you can take on your own behalf is to get solid legal advice before deciding how to proceed. The lawyers at Loughran, Mlakar & Bilik represent landowners in oil and gas lease negotiations with major energy companies. We review lease terms and take a strong negotiating stance to protect our client's property and financial interest. To consult with one of our experienced attorneys about an oil and gas lease, contact us to make an appointment. We service all of Western Pennsylvania and we come to you.
Oil and Gas Lease Terms: Protecting the Landowner
At Loughran, Mlakar & Bilik, we take great professional pride in our legal work on behalf of farmers and other landowners in negotiating oil and gas leases. Some of the many issues we negotiate on behalf of property owners can include:
- The amount and payment schedule of royalties
- Strongly written clauses to discourage the energy company from misusing or destroying the land as it extracts the natural resource
- Receipt of free natural gas or oil products as a benefit of signing the lease
- Financial compensation that considers the likelihood that the property value will diminish once extraction is complete
Our attorneys have negotiated oil and gas leases with many of the energy companies currently working in western Pennsylvania, including:
- Chesapeake Energy
- Dominion Exploration and Production, Inc.
- Atlas Energy, Inc.
- Rex Energy Corp.
- EOG Resources, Inc.
- Dorso LP
- Winfall Energy Inc.
- TW Phillips Gas Supply Co./PC Exploration, Inc.
- XTO Energy
- Range Resources
- Williams Production Appalachia/WPX Energy
- Talisman Energy
- Shell Oil/Swepi LP
Contact Us for a Consultation before Signing an Oil and Gas Lease
Protect your land and your rights to financial benefits from the natural resources underneath your property. Consult an experienced and local lawyer at Loughran, Mlakar & Bilik to represent you in negotiating any oil and gas lease. Contact us online or call (724) 216-6517.