2015 Arkansas Natural Resources Law Institute to be February 26-27, 2015

Make plans to attend the 54th Annual Natural Resources Law Institute in beautiful Hot Springs, Arkansas. This annual event is a “must attend” event for anyone who works in the oil or gas industries. This law institute also features the annual section meeting and a Wednesday night reception. To make reservations, contact Embassy Suites at 1-501-321-4430. To reserve at the conference rate, rooms must be booked by January 26, 2015 in order to assure the conference rate and availability.  Robinette & Ivester Oil and Gas attorney Mark Robinette is the section chair for Institute this year.  For registration info, see the Arkansas Bar Association web site at: https://www.arkbar.com/CLE/CLEListing.aspx.  When registering, make sure to include the event code.  If you don’t have the event code, call the bar association at 501-375-4606.  The program can be found here.

Mark Robinette to Deliver 2015 Oil and Gas Law Update and Lecture on Oil and Gas Surface Use at Annual ALTAPL Conference in Shreveport, Louisiana

Mark Robinette will again deliver the Arkansas oil and gas law update at the Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen annual conference in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Mr. Robinette’s presentation will cover legislation, appellate court opinons, and rule changes relevant to landmen and oil and gas operators in Arkansas.  The past year saw many important cases come through the appellate courts including cases addressing the effectiveness of quiet title decrees, refunding of bonus payments, and rights of parties in possession.  In addition, Mr. Robinette will lecture on Arkansas oil and gas surface use law.  The lecture will be an overview of the development of Arkansas’s rules on surface use by oil and gas operators with much practical advice for field landmen.  The conference is January 30 and 31, at the Shreveport Convention Center.  More information is available from website of the ALTAPL: www.altapl.org.

Law Offices of Mark Robinette Accepts Miller County Arkansas Oil and Gas Cases

The oil and gas lawyers and attorneys at the firm of Law Offices of Mark Robinette practice out of Little Rock, Arkansas, but handle oil and gas law cases in Miller County, Arkansas including the county seat of Texarkana, Arkansas.  Oil and gas production began in Miller County, Arkansas in the 1930’s.  To date, Miller County, Arkansas produced over 80,000,000 barrels of oil from 121 different fields and formations.  Recently, Miller County was targeted for oil development in the Brown Dense formation, an unconventional play spanning much of South Arkansas and North Louisiana, by various oil and gas exploration companies.

If you own Miller County oil and gas royalty interests, the oil and gas lawyers at Law Offices of Mark Robinette can help you with:

Oil and Gas Deeds

Oil and Gas Affidavits of Heirship

Oil and Gas will probates (primary and ancillary)

Oil and Gas surface use/pollution litigation

Oil and Gas quiet title suits

Whether you are having a problem with a receivership lease, can’t get your money out of Lion Oil and other oil purchasers, or you just need some idea of where to find the information you need on your wells and royalties, call an oil and gas attorney who can advise you on your Miller County Oil and Gas interests at 501-251-1076.

Are you a representative of an oil and gas production company?  The oil and gas attorneys at Law Offices of Mark Robinette have represented major upstream oil and gas companies throughout the State of Arkansas, including Miller County.  Mark Robinette has experience with:

Drilling and Division Order Title Opinions (sit down and stand up)

Acquisition Due Diligence

Quiet title defense

Interpleader/Concursus litigation

Oil field surface use/pollution litigation

Pipeline condemnation

PSA/Lease/Right of way advice and drafting

Receivership leasing

Integration and regulatory work before the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission

Contact a Miller County, Arkansas oil and gas lawyer or attorney today at info@robinettefirm.com or 501-251-1076.

Law Offices of Mark Robinette Accepts Lafayette County Oil and Gas Cases

The oil and gas lawyers and attorneys at the firm of Law Offices of Mark Robinette practice out of Little Rock, Arkansas, but handle oil and gas law cases in Lafayette County, Arkansas including the county seat of Lewisville, Arkansas.  Oil and gas production began in Lafayette County, Arkansas on April 25, 1939.  To date, Lafayette County, Arkansas produced over 230,000,000 barrels of oil from 174 different fields and formations.  Recently, Lafayette County was targeted for oil development in the Brown Dense formation, an unconventional play spanning much of South Arkansas and North Louisiana, by various oil and gas exploration companies.

If you own Lafayette County oil and gas royalty interests, the oil and gas lawyers at Law Offices of Mark Robinettecan help you with:

Oil and Gas Deeds

Oil and Gas Affidavits of Heirship

Oil and Gas will probates (primary and ancillary)

Oil and Gas surface use/pollution litigation

Oil and Gas quiet title suits

Whether you are having a problem with a receivership lease, can’t get your money out of Lion Oil and other oil purchasers, or you just need some idea of where to find the information you need on your wells and royalties, call an oil and gas attorney who can advise you on your Lafayette County Oil and Gas interests at 501-251-1076.

Are you a representative of an oil and gas production company?  The oil and gas attorneys at Robinette & Ivester have represented major upstream oil and gas companies throughout the State of Arkansas, including Lafayette County.  Mark Robinette has experience with:

Drilling and Division Order Title Opinions (sit down and stand up)

Acquisition Due Diligence

Quiet title defense

Interpleader/Concursus litigation

Oil field surface use/pollution litigation

Pipeline condemnation

PSA/Lease/Right of way advice and drafting

Receivership leasing

Integration and regulatory work before the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission

Contact a Lafayette County, Arkansas oil and gas lawyer or attorney today at info@robinettefirm.com or 501-251-1076.

Law Offices of Mark Robinette Accepts Columbia County Oil and Gas Cases

The oil and gas lawyers and attorneys at Law Offices of Mark Robinette practice out of Little Rock, Arkansas, but handle oil and gas law cases in Columbia County, Arkansas including the county seat of Magnolia, Arkansas.  Oil and gas production began in Columbia County, Arkansas in 1937.   On March 5, 1938, the Barnett No. 1 marked the discovery of the Magnolia Field.  Columbia County boomed well into the 1950’s because this oil and gas discovery.  To date, Columbia County, Arkansas produced over 400,000,000 barrels of oil from 97 different fields and formations.  Recently, Columbia County was targeted for oil development in the Brown Dense formation, an unconventional play spanning much of South Arkansas and North Louisiana, by various oil and gas exploration companies.

If you own Columbia County, Arkansas oil and gas royalty interests, the oil and gas lawyers at Law Offices of Mark Robinette can help you with:

Oil and Gas Deeds

Oil and Gas Affidavits of Heirship

Oil and Gas will probates (primary and ancillary)

Oil and Gas surface use/pollution litigation

Oil and Gas quiet title suits

Whether you are having a problem with a receivership lease, can’t get your money out of Lion Oil and other oil purchasers, or you just need some idea of where to find the information you need on your wells and royalties, call an oil and gas attorney who can advise you on your Columbia County Oil and Gas interests at 501-251-1076.

Are you a representative of an oil and gas production company?  The oil and gas attorneys at Law Offices of Mark Robinette have represented major upstream oil and gas companies throughout the State of Arkansas, including Columbia County.  Mark Robinette has experience with:

Drilling and Division Order Title Opinions (sit down and stand up)

Acquisition Due Diligence

Quiet title defense

Interpleader/Concursus litigation

Oil field surface use/pollution litigation

Pipeline condemnation

PSA/Lease/Right of way advice and drafting

Receivership leasing

Integration and regulatory work before the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission

Contact a Columbia County, Arkansas oil and gas lawyer or attorney today at info@robinettefirm.com or 501-251-1076.

Arkansas Criminal Eviction Officially Unconstitutional

On January 20, 2015, Pulaski County, Arkansas Circuit Judge Herbert Wright ruled the Arkansas Criminal Eviction Statute (Ark. Code. Ann. § 18-16-101 et. seq.) violated the State and Federal Constitutions in the case of State v. Artoria Smith, 60CR-14-2707.   Long hated by social justice activists, the criminal eviction statute was the last of its kind in the United States.  Small landlords and landlords who offer properties to lower income Arkansans relied on the statute to avoid costly legal fees and provide a deterrent to tenants who have no intention of paying after gaining occupancy of the premises.  The full case docket with links to pdf copies of the motions, briefs and opinions are here.  Watch Arkansas real estate and eviction attorney Mark Robinette’s commentary on the Smith decision below: