West Virginia Shale Law Seminar 2020

November 5-6, 2020

8.0 WV Live MCLE Credit Hours, including 1.0 Ethics/Law Office Management. 6.5 PA Distance Learning MCLE Credits, including .5 ethics. OH and VA applications pending.

This course is offered via LIVE webinar. After you are registered, you will receive your Zoom Login information the week of the seminar.

  Registration: $325

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After you are registered, you will receive your Zoom Login information and digital coursebook the week of the seminar. 

8.0 WV Live MCLE Credit Hours, including 1.0 Ethics/Law Office Management. 6.5 PA Distance Learning MCLE Credits, including .5 ethics. OH and VA applications pending.

Thursday, November 5th – 12:30-4:30 PM

Restructuring Business Loans and Renegotiating Contracts

Marc Weintraub, Bailey Glasser
Maggie Burrus, Bailey Glasser
Kevin W. Barrett, Bailey Glasser

description forthcoming.

Oil & Gas Law Update 

Whitney Kerns, Bowles Rice + WVU Law Coal, Oil, and Gas Adjunct Professor

This presentation will survey recent developments in oil and gas law, including legislative updates, a discussion of West Virginia’s expedited environmental permitting program, and an examination of the recent Pennsylvania Briggs decision.

Don't Forget What Your Lease Says: Shut In Provisions and Temporary Cessation of Operations 

Allison Farrell, Jenkins Fenstermaker

Interruptions in operations can happen. Although changed plans can feel hectic, you’ve already prepared for this with the shut-in provision in the lease. Allison Farrell of Jenkins Fenstermaker will discuss considerations for shut-in provisions and how to decide which terms are appropriate for your client. She will then discuss ways to optimize results when temporary cessation of operations occurs.

Representing Landowners

Andrew Cutright, Cutright Law
Roger Cutright, Cutright Law

Over ten years of negotiating oil and gas leases in the midst of the Marcellus shale boom have provided lessons learned beyond the four corners of the documents.  This presentation will address numerous aspects of the planning, development and production of the Marcellus shale that will allow a mineral owner to be a more informed negotiator. 

Friday, November 6th – 12:30-4:30 PM

Navigating the Record Room During COVID-19

Brian Gartley, Old Republic Title

Even before social distancing and masks, record rooms were already hectic overcrowded spaces. Brian Gartley of Old Republic Title will discuss practical ways and real strategies for you to increase efficiency and serve your clients while maintaining necessary pandemic level precautions.

Pandemic Look at Employee Issues

Wendy Adkins, Jackson Kelly PLLC
Justin Harrison, Jackson Kelly PLLC

Update on the quickly evolving employment issues that employers must navigate when managing their workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and other long-standing state and federal employment laws.

Pipeline Cases at the U.S. Supreme Court

Kip Power, Babst Calland
Casey J. Snyder, Babst Calland

This presentation will address the June 15, 2020 opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Cowpasture River Preservation Association involving the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and other interstate gas pipeline projects that have been the subject of petitions seeking high court review or stays of various lower court decisions. In addition to a brief summary of the procedural history of the cases, the presentation will touch upon the variety of issues that have been raised by challenges to the pipeline projects and where the law seems to stand currently with respect to those substantive claims. 

Ethics and Office Management during COVID-19

Travis Brannon, KL Gates
Michael Komo, KL Gates

The past year presented a multitude of challenges, including the increased necessity of practicing law in a remote work environment. Notwithstanding these changing dynamics and associated pitfalls, attorneys remain bound by their ethical and professional obligations in the new “office.” This presentation will examine some of the ethical questions and authorities most applicable to the remote workplace and how attorneys can best protect against missteps in their practice.