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Ohio State to Host Second Conference on Ohio Oil and Gas Law

April 27, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Continued development of Ohio’s shale energy resources has prompted Ohio State University's Agricultural and Resource Law Program to plan the second annual Ohio Oil and Gas Law Symposium.

The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program for attorneys will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Longaberger Golf Club at One Long Drive in Nashport, Ohio, 10 miles east of Newark. An early pre-session on "Leasing 101" will take place from 8 to 9 a.m.

"The continued growth of shale energy development in Ohio requires legal expertise in oil and gas law," said Peggy Hall, director of the program and Ohio State University Extension agricultural law specialist. "Ohio State is committed to ensuring that attorneys are well prepared for the demand, particularly those attorneys who work with landowners and communities." 

The program offers up to 6.5 CLE credits. The registration fee is $175 by May 18 or $200 afterwards.  Lawyers first admitted to the bar after 2009 receive a $50 discount. Lunch is provided.

Registration by credit card is available at , or checks payable to the OSU Agricultural and Resource Law Program may be mailed with a completed form, available at http to Peggy Hall, Department of Extension, 2120 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH, 43210. All registrations must be received by May 22.

The program features some of the state’s top experts on shale development issues, and includes:

  • “Preemption of Authority over Oil and Gas Development” by John K. Keller of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, Columbus.
  • “Water Law Considerations for Oil and Gas Development” by Brian P. Barger of Brady, Coyle and Schmidt, Ltd., Toledo.
  • “Accommodation of Split Estates” by William J. Taylor of Kincaid, Taylor and Geyer, Zanesville; and Alan D. Wenger of Harrington, Hoppe and Mitchell, Ltd., Youngstown.
  • “Negotiating Pipeline Easements and Managing the Threat of Eminent Domain” by Craig Vandervoort of Sitterley and Vandervoort Ltd., Lancaster, and Steven A. Davis of Crabbe, Brown and James LLP, Lancaster.
  • “Recent Changes in Oil and Gas Leases and Leasing” by J. Richard Emens of Emens and Wolper Law Firm, Columbus.
  • “The Current State of Ohio Injection Well Regulation” by Tom Tomastik of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
  • “Panel Discussion: Emerging Issues in Ohio Oil and Gas Law” with Eric Johnson of Johnson and Johnson Law Firm, Canfield; Matt Warnock of Bricker and Eckler LLP, Columbus; and Jonathan Airey of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, Columbus.

For more information, contact Hall at or 614-247-7898.


Martha Filipic
Peggy Hall