Title Examination


Hello friends. On December 17th, I will be presenting at a one-day educational seminar in Austin that will address easements, rights of way, and eminent domain. This is a good seminar for attorneys, right of way agents, landmen, engineers, surveyors, and administrative personnel. It will be approved for continuing education credits for virtually all professions.

By |2019-10-16T21:57:53-05:00October 16th, 2019|


Oil and gas title examinations are tough – and recent Texas Supreme Court and appellate court decisions on the construction of old royalty conveyances and reservations have complicated the examination process. These days it is hard to determine whether that 1950s deed reserved a “fixed royalty” (e.g. a 1/32nd interest in the oil and gas

By |2019-10-15T21:55:31-05:00October 15th, 2019|

Without Warranty of Title Means Without Warranty of Title

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v. Orca Assets G.P., L.L.C., 546 S.W.3d 648 (Tex. 2018) is another reminder that operators are expected to perform due diligence before entering into a transaction. It is also, possibly, a reminder that an oil company is an unsympathetic Plaintiff. Orca entered into negotiations with The Red Crest Trust to lease

By |2019-02-06T21:05:12-05:00February 6th, 2019|

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