Family gatherings can be difficult to navigate, for all sorts of reasons and based on myriad dynamics. Family members often seem to think that being related by blood gives them the right to behave in ways that would be completely unacceptable anywhere else. Family Thanksgiving celebrations, especially for those of us who work in the […]

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It’s our responsibility, as ambassadors of this industry, to take the “k” out of “frac’ing,” and to promote safety practices and regular maintenance in the process of hydraulic fracturing so that the US can remain energy independent.

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A Lady Bird Deed is a unique form of life estate which gives a life tenant the right to sell, lease, mortgage or otherwise dispose of the property and retain the proceeds without the consent of the beneficiaries. The deed was created by a Florida lawyer who, according to Texas Tech law professor Gerry Beyer, […]

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In September 2018, the Ohio Supreme Court held that independent landmen must be licensed real estate brokers to obtain leases or perform landwork in the state of Ohio. Then, in December, the Ohio legislature enacted an amendment into law specifically exempting landmen from the definition of real estate broker, freeing them from the Supreme Court […]

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