On July 9, 2013, Sandra Malkin was appointed as a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Shale Energy Law Committee. Ms. Malkin's appointment will run through the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Bar Association in May of 2014. Please feel free to contact Ms. Malkin directly with regard to any issues or comments you would like her to present to the Committee.
On June 13, 2013, Scott Kurkoski was a speaker for the American Bar Association's webinar: Mineral Law Issues for the Non-Oil and Gas Lawyer. Mr. Kurkoski's section was entitled "Municipal Home Rule and Bans on Oil & Gas Drilling". The live webinar was presented to participants from around the country
On February 28, 2013, Sandra Malkin was a speaker at the National Business Institute's program "Fracking Law: From Land Contract Negotiations to Environmental Disputes". Ms. Malkin's presentation was entitled Oil & Gas Lease Ownership/Challenges and Disputes.
As of Feb. 2nd, 2013 Scott Kurkoski and Caroline Vadala have achieved their Certificates of Accreditation as Professional Minerals and Royalty Asset Managers from the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO). Sandra Malkin and Cynthia Manchester received their certifications in 2011. Mineral managers are certified in the analysis of paystubs and division orders seen in the production phase of oil and gas development. Through NARO's professional level mineral manager program, professionals [...]
On October 3, 2012, Albert Kukol was a speaker in Cooperstown, NY, at the New York Bankers Association's 66th Annual Trust and Investment Conference. Mr. Kukol spoke to trust officers from around the State on Estate Planning issues for Oil and Gas Property Owners, including the use of Limited Liability Companies, Family Limited Partnerships and Trusts as owners of mineral rights.