Mark Robinette


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

Mark Robinette is an attorney specializing in transactional legal services, with a strong focus on mineral management, oil and gas, lithium extraction, and alternative energy sectors. His proficiency in contract review, lease negotiation, and document drafting makes him an invaluable asset to clients working in or with these dynamic industries.

Leveraging his deep understanding of the evolving energy landscape, Mark provides specialized consultation for businesses and individuals navigating the complexities of oil and gas agreements, lithium leases, brine leases, and alternative energy. His expertise in real estate law further enhances his ability to offer comprehensive legal solutions in property-related transactions and development initiatives.

As a dedicated legal advisor, Mark is committed to delivering precise, informed, and forward-thinking legal guidance, ensuring his clients stay ahead in the fast-paced world of energy and technology.

Services Mark does on a regular basis:

  • Ownership changes for oil and gas royalties
  • Ownership changes for brine and lithium royalties
  • Oil and gas lease review
  • Lithium lease review
  • Brine lease review
  • Deed preparation
  • Contract/Commercial agreement review
  • Agreement review and drafting
  • Environmental compliance guidance
  • Lending/Mortgage opinions
  • Title commitment review
  • Ancillary probate of out-of-state wills
  • Preparation of heirship affidavits
  • Oil and gas title
  • Lithium and brine title
  • Affidavits of small estates
  • Asset acquisition due diligence
  • Lease negotiation and advice
  • Local counsel for probates

Professional Licenses and Affiliations:

  • Licensed to Practice in Arkansas State Courts.
  • Licensed to Practice in Arkansas Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts.
  • Former member of American Association of Professional Landmen.
  • Former member/president 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).