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We are pleased to announce that Anson Howard has joined UFJB&W as an associate in the oil and gas department after completing three years in the Marine Corps as a JAG officer. Anson’s background in ranching will hold him in good stead as he focuses his practice on the needs of land and mineral owners. Welcome Anson!
Joseph B.C. Fitzsimons was interviewed for an article in March 2014 issue of The Cattleman on the topic of "Surface Use Agreements".  "A carefully drafted SUA can protect the surface owners' rights while allowing for exploration and drilling.  A well drafted SUA will add value to the surface estate and may provide for penalties against an oil company in cases of non-compliance," stated Fitzsimons.
Joseph B. C. Fitzsimons presented for the State Bar of Texas via a Webcast on "Leasing in the Eagle Ford Shale from the Land and Mineral Owner's Perspective" on November 20, 2013.  It is being replayed on March 13, 2014 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 and is available for one hour of MCLE Credit.  To register for this rebroadcast, click here: To view the presentation, click here: Highlights of his presentation include: The past few years have seen a surge of interest in the Eagle Ford Shale in south and south central Texas. Over the past two decades, mineral owners have…