Mark Robinette

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Mark Robinette
501-251-1076 ext. 101
mrobinette@robinettefirm.com


Mark Robinette is a native Arkansan born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1974.  He graduated Jonesboro High School in 1992, graduated from Lyon College with a bachelor of science degree in 1996, and Auburn University with a Master of Science degree in 1999.  He worked as fisheries biologist, statistical analyst, and IT manager both prior to and during his attendance of law school at night from 2002 to 2006 at the William H. Bowen School of Law where he graduated with honors.  In 2006, he began his law practice with the former Perkins & Trotter law firm in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Mr. Robinette quickly became a sought after writer and speaker on Arkansas oil and gas law during the formative years of the Fayetteville Shale Play in Eastern and North Central Arkansas.  He began his own law firm in 2011 practicing oil and gas law, probate law, real estate law, creditor law, divorce, and personal injury/wrongful death law.  Mr. Robinette does trial work in all of these areas of practice and transactional work in oil and gas, probate, and real estate law.  Among Mr. Robinette’s clients are the largest oil producer in Arkansas, largest gas producer in Arkansas, and some of the largest landowners in Arkansas.  He represents banks, farmers, ranchers, forestry firms, investors, professionals, partnerships, LLCs, corporations, and of course, regular folks with legal problems.

In litigation, negotiations, and transactions, quality information is crucial.  Mark knows where to look to find the best information to represent his clients.  Whether this information is legal knowledge or data about an opposing party or prospective asset, Mark goes the extra mile to find out what you need to know to protect your interests.

Services Mark does on a regular basis:

  • Recovery of oil and gas royalties
  • Recovery of brine royatlies
  • Quiet title lawsuits in both real estate and oil and gas law
  • Probate of out of state wills
  • Preparation of heirship affidavits
  • Objections to bankruptcy filings
  • Oil and gas title searches
  • Oil and gas title opinions
  • Affidavits of small estates
  • Asset acquisition due diligence
  • Eviction
  • Lease negotiation and advice
  • Local counsel for probates and collection matters
  • Collection of delinquent loans
  • Real estate title searches

Professional Licenses and Affiliations:

  • Licensed to Practice in Arkansas State Courts.
  • Licensed to Practice in Arkansas Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts.
  • Active member of American Association of Professional Landmen.
  • Active member of Central Arkansas Landman Association.
  • Member of Arkansas Bar Association.

Awards, Honors and Professional Activities:

  • Chair of Natural Resources Law Section, Arkansas Bar Association. 2014-2015.
  • Member of Arkansas Title Examination Standards Committee, 2008-2015.
  • Vice Chair of Natural Resources Law Section, Arkansas Bar Association, 2013-2014.
  • Governing Council, Natural Resources Law Section, Arkansas Bar Association, 2010-2013.
  • Secretary of Natural Resources Law Section, Arkansas Bar Association, 2012-2013.
  • President of Central Arkansas Landman’s Association, 2011-2012.
  • Rising Star in Natural Resources, Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011.
  • Rising Star in Natural Resources, Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009.
  • Honors Graduate, University of Arkansas Little Rock Law School, 2006.
  • Best Law Review Article, Pulaski County Bar Association, 2005.

Presentations and Articles:

  • Arkansas Update/Surface Use Issues in Arkansas, Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen Annual Educational Seminar (January 2015).
  • Annual Survey of Oil and Gas Law: Arkansas, Tex. A&M L. Rev. (in press) (2014).
  • Annual Survey of Oil and Gas Law: Arkansas, 1 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 25 (2013).
  • Recent Developments in Arkansas, Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen Annual Educational Seminar (February 2013).
  • Managing Mineral Interests in Arkansas, Annual Arkansas Banker’s Association Trust Conference (October 2012).
  • Of Kings, Patents, Swamps, and Reprobates:  A History of Title Departing the Sovereigns of Arkansas with Title Curative Tips, 51st Arkansas Bar Association Natural Resources Law Institute (February 2012).
  • Arkansas Update, 2011/Arkansas Mineral Tax Titles: Will They Ever Get it Right?, ArkLaTex Association of Professional Landmen (February 2012).
  • Integrating Drilling Units in Arkansas, ArkLaTex Association of Professional Landmen (January 2012).
  • Arkansas Update, 2011/Integrating Drilling Units in Arkansas, 2011 Landman’s Big Adventure, Broken Bow, OK (October 2011).
  • Solving Issues of Capacity and Authority to Execute Oil & Gas Leases and Other Real Property Instruments, Arkansas Bar Association Best of Continuing Legal Education (June 2011).
  • Getting Title Out of the United States, Central Arkansas Landman Association (April 2011).
  • Highways, Freemasons, and Graveyards Oh My!, 50th Arkansas Bar Association Natural Resources Law Institute (February 2011).
  • Arkansas Ad Valorem Mineral Taxes: An Overview with Related Title Problems, 49th Arkansas Bar Association Natural Resources Law Institute (February 2010).
  • Basic Intestate Succession for Lawyers and Landmen, 48th Arkansas Bar Association Natural Resources Law Institute (February 2009).
  • An Introduction to Arkansas Mineral Tax Titles, October 2009 meeting of Fort Smith Area Petroleum Landman’s Association.
  • Extrinsic Evidence is Inadmissible to Prove Testamentary Intent for Holographic Wills Lacking Words of Disposition, 27 U. Ark. L. Rev. 545 (2005).