Doug’s reputation is Well Known and is a “Staunch Advocate for the Rights Holder”
Our family conducted a lot of due diligence to identify a firm that would help us with our potential lease agreements in Washington County, PA. We first were attracted to The Clark Law Firm after speaking with Marcea Clark, who was extremely helpful, had a straight forward and no nonsense approach, and provided ample guidance for us to become quickly comfortable with their team. Doug's reputation was well known, and we understood why once we had our initial consultation. He is thorough and extremely well informed as to the myriad activities in the region. And given unique circumstances surrounding my family's gas and oil rights, his counsel was thoughtful and appropriate. Once he was engaged, he wasted no time drafting the appropriate documents and interfacing with the various interested entities in the area. He is a staunch advocate for the rights holder and is dogged in his approach to achieve the best possible outcomes.
A Washington County Landowner
TCLF Honest and Passionate for Landowners
Having signed an early gas lease in 2007 without knowledgeable legal advisement, we had become increasingly apprehensive as we continued to learn of severe adverse events occurring as a result of gas drilling and pipeline installations. We are farmers raising beef cattle and pride ourselves for being good stewards of this beautiful and unspoiled land. We tried to educate ourselves and were disappointed with some of the lawyers we spoke with noting lack of interest, accessibility and knowledge of the gas/pipeline implications for landowners. We really felt at loose ends and became increasingly apprehensive as the drilling in our immediate area of New Albany became an intense reality. How fortunate we were to read an ad telling of an upcoming presentation by The Clark Law Firm in our area. After communicating with Attorney Doug Clark and his very knowledgeable and supportive wife, Marceea, we realized there really is a landowner attorney who is genuinely interested, informed and dedicated to adroitly advising the landowner. As we proceed in our work with Doug at the helm, we are finally reassured and encouraged to be able to deal with the intimidation and pressure effected by the big gas company leases and related issues. And how wonderful to be involved with really nice, honest and passionate people like the Clarks! If you hear of or see an ad for one of Doug's presentations, be sure to attend as you will come away much better informed and hopeful that there really can be someone watching out for the landowner!
Speaking and working with Doug is Like Dealing with an Old Friend
Even though we had never met, when we called and spoke to you on the phone we felt confident that you would work on our behalf. After speaking to Marceea and later to Doug, we knew that you were the right people to do the job for us. We appreciated your patience in working with our family, which I know was a little complicated. All of our questions were answered and our many concerns were carefully explained.You can be sure that we will call on you again for future legal work. Speaking to you and working with you was like dealing with old friends. I am so glad we chose your firm to work on this lease, and we all want to thank you again.
A Susquehanna County Landowner
Doug does “Excellent Job Securing Outstanding Agreement!”
My wife and I would like to thank you for doing an excellent job securing an outstanding agreement! I certainly will recommend your firm to anyone who is negotiating terms of a lease.
Susquehanna County Landowners
TCLF = “Courteous, Prompt and Expert Services”
We are very appreciative of the courteous, prompt and expert service we received from everyone at the Clark Law Firm. I always recommend Doug’s services to anyone I speak with needing legal advice in the gas industry and we would not hesitate to call if we need representation in the future. Thanks Again.
Susquehanna County Landowners
Doug Clark is on “Our Side”
Dear Doug, Thank you for representing us so well when Cabot Oil & Gas retroactively reduced our royalty payments. Once again showing the gas company is not on our side, but you are. Thanks again for resolving this problem.
In May of 2008, I, as an absentee land owner, learned of the leasing of mineral rights from my neighbor, a very determined researcher. She explained to me all of the information gleaned about leases and lawyers. Doug Clark had written an article about these leases and landowners' concerns and rights which greatly appealed to her concerns about protecting her family's "century farm." Since he did the absolute best for her and to her strict criterion, I chose to have him represent me as well. Interest for his client, accessibility, fairness, contact with both sides in negotiation were all A+ and he and Marceea are really nice people!