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Parks Brown and Dana Deaton will present at the 45th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Conference sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law in Houston, Texas on March 29, 2019.  Parks and Dana will present an “Update of Surface Use Agreement and Disputes”.  For more information or to register to attend, visit www.utcle.org.
Trace Burton, along with Trey Dyer of the East Foundation, were speakers at Texan By Nature’s “Rights-of-Way/Pollinator Leadership Round Table” at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas on January 23, 2019.  Mr. Burton and Mr. Dyer spoke about landowner engagement/partnerships, surface use agreements, and barriers to native habitat restoration.  Texan By Nature was founded in 2011 by former First Lady Laura Bush to unite business and conservation leaders who believe Texas’ prosperity is dependent on the conservation of our natural resources.
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…