Cowan & Fleischer, PLLC
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Finding a solution for exploration and production companies

Areas of Practice

Oil and gas land titles, Oklahoma

Oklahoma's historical oil booms, combined with Oklahoma's current role in the US shale boom, has flooded the county clerk records with mineral conveyances and leasehold assignments, creating the increasingly taunting task of oil and gas title examination. Indeed, each passing year makes the title examination for many lands situated in Oklahoma a greater challenge, testing the patience and organization of the attorney reviewing the droves of instruments filed of record, along with the consideration and application of many unrecorded agreements, such as a joint operating agreement. Forged by years of experience, impeccable mentorships, and an eagerness to learn, Cowan & Fleischer is confident that we can render a drilling title opinion or division order title opinion for any lands situated in the state of Oklahoma, including those held by ancient production.


Expert Witness

Being an expert witness requires more than being licensed to practice law: it requires the "knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education" to help the jury better understand and assess evidence. Cowan & Fleischer is prepared to provide you with this credible testimony from an expert in litigation matters concerning oil and gas land titles, contingent upon a consultation.

Oil and gas Land titles, Ohio

Like Oklahoma, Ohio has a rich history of oil and gas production, the very first oil well being drilled in neighboring Pennsylvania. Ohio is also playing a role in the US shale boom by contributing billions of cubic feet in natural gas production from the Utica Shale Play. Initially borrowing from our industry experience in Oklahoma, Cowan & Fleischer has formed an equal experience in Ohio -- an experience that began years before Cowan & Fleischer was formed. Furthermore, aside from having the prerequisite skills to handle the most complex leasehold in Ohio, Cowan & Fleischer has the infrastructure to handle and to give a quick turnaround for the heavy workload generated by the rendering of the numerous drilling title opinion often necessary to cover the unitized acreage. Thus, we at Cowan & Fleischer are not only confident that we can examine whatever surprises historical production throws at us (not to mention the curve balls thrown by the developing law of Ohio's Dormant Mineral Act) but we are further confident that we can manage the sometimes intense workload with our family of attorneys.

Oil and gas Land titles, other states

While we currently have devoted most of our time serving clients with operations in the states of Oklahoma and Ohio, Cowan & Fleischer also has licensing attorneys in the states of North Dakota, Colorado, and Wyoming, including industry experience in all three states. If you are interested in legal services for any of these three states, please use the contact form to further inquire whether we will have the availability to render an oil and gas title opinion.


Estate planning

Though estate planning is not one of our featured practice areas, it is inextricably linked, in part, with oil and gas land titles, imparting a knowledge of both trusts and wills. In addition, several attorneys at Cowan & Fleischer have either extensive exposure with estate planning or gained experiences via small projects. That said, since pro bono work, tackled competently, can be difficult to locate for the attorney who has built a career in the oil and gas industry, Cowan & Fleischer has positioned itself to give pro bono estate planning services to the indigent or to those otherwise not in a position to afford legal services. For further information, please submit an inquiry on the form at the bottom of this page.