Kate Fetkenhier presents Common Title Issues in the Oil and Gas Industry at MAPL seminar


Kate (Fetkenhier) Barnaby Attorney with The Gallagher Law Firm, PLC in Lansing Ms. Barnaby practices in oil and gas law, real estate law, business law, and environmental law. She devotes a substantial portion of her practice to the representation of oil and gas companies in all phases of exploration and production. Ms. Barnaby frequently represents both corporate and individual clients in a variety of cases, some of which include issues pertaining to operating agreements, master service agreements, surface use issues, and royalty payment disputes.

Kate Barnaby of the Gallagher Law Firm

Gallagher Law Firm attorney Kate Fetkenhier spoke on the Common Title Issues in the Oil and Gas Industry to a packed crowd at the Michigan Association of Professional Landmen‘s 35th Annual Fall Seminar on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Kate highlighted some of the most common title issues that occur in the oil and gas industry, including :

  • Defective acknowledgements
  • Discrepencies in Acreage
  • Corrected, Altered or Re-Recorded Instruments/Mistakes in Recorded Instruments
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Church, City, or County Ownership
  • Partnership, Corporation, and Limited Liability Company, Ownership
  • Notices of Intent
  • Notices of Lis Pendens
  • Unreleased Oil & Gas Leases
  • Easements
  • Homestead Rights
  • Forged Deeds
  • Life Tenants/Remainderman
  • State Tax Liens and Federal Tax Liens
  • Mortgage Foreclosure and Subordination Agreements

Kate discussed each issue and several options on how to approach them when found.  If you are struggling with a title issue in the oil and gas field or would like a copy of the presentation, please contact Kate.


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