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The Mineral Rights Podcast: Mineral Rights | Royalties | Oil and Gas | Matt Sands

Jun 17, 2020

This week Justin Williams and I speak with Liana Jones, an attorney with Lear & Lear, PLLC, to help us understand the ins and outs of title opinions.  We discuss everything you need to know about title opinions including, the role of the title attorney, why operators need title opinions, the types of title opinions that are relevant to oil and gas, why royalty interests are put in suspense by an operator and why this is not necessarily a bad thing, and we also talk about some issues that can come up with title opinions and what you need to know as a mineral interest or royalty owner.

Ms. Jones' background is in natural resource law and transactional practice, with an emphasis on oil and gas title. Her primary interest pertains to public lands and complex title issues. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor recreational activities to include backpacking, cycling, skiing, and snowboarding. Her practice includes natural resources and public lands law with emphasis on mineral law, oil and gas law and litigation; complex title examinations; administrative hearings and appeals; public land law; and timber and logging law.