Doug Clark and TCLF 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.
A Susquehanna County Landowner
London Not Too Far Away – Thanks For Getting My Acreage Included Into Production Unit
I live in London, England but I own property in Susquehanna County Pennsylvania. I signed my gas lease with Cabot in 2011, but my property was not included in a production unit surrounding my property and Iwas not receiving royalty payments. I was referred to Doug Clark from a friend who is actually employed in the gas industry. I was very concerned about the distance with me living in London. However, distance was never a problem. Doug communicated with me regularly by email and kept me updated throughout the entire process. Doug went directly to Cabot and was able get my property included into the production unit and was even able to get me some past royalties that I otherwise would not have received. Doug and his staff are readily available to answer questions, and are responsive in a timely fashion. I am not treated as just another client, but as if they are genuinely interested in helping me, without racking up unnecessary professional time, and therefore, fees. I am very thankful that I was referred to Doug Clark and The Clark Law Firm and I would highly recommend Doug to any landowner looking for oil and gas representation.
London Resident and A Susquehanna County Landowner
Thanks for Getting Our 18 + Acres Into a Gas Production Unit – Couldn’t do it Without You
Thank you for getting Southwestern Energy to include our 18+ acres in the ----------- unit. We, literally, couldn't have done it without you; we know because we tried. After our initial meeting with you, Gary and I thought for the first time maybe we had a chance of making Southwestern agree to fulfill the terms of their lease with us. Of course, we had our doubts along the way because of their constant stalling. We really appreciate your and your staff's prompt, courteous service. We realize you had "bigger fish to fry" but we thank you for bringing our case to a successful conclusion. We will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who has any gas lease problems.
G & S – Bradford County Landowners
Landowner “Doing the ‘Happy Dance’!!!”
I was going to try to come up with something “special” for my testimonial, but I think my original email pretty much sums up how I feel. This is in response to an issue, concerning pay status for property in Wyoming County/Windham Township, that my brother and I had with Chesapeake and Anadarko. Ours was a very different and difficult situation and The Clark Law Firm resolved it for us. Something we could never have done without them! And, of course, to Vanessa…thank you for all your help and kindness. Dear Doug and Marceea, I cannot tell you how happy you have made me tonight! Thank you SO much for all your diligence and hard work. If it hadn't been for you and Marceea, we would have been sitting here spinning our wheels and getting nowhere! I have sung your praises to everyone I know! It is wonderful to have someone that cares and is looking out for your back like you two! I hope we see you in the future....if only to say "hello"? See you on the radio.... I am doing the "happy dance"!!!
A Wyoming County Landowner
Highly Recommend Doug Who Will Work Hard for The Landowner
Douglas Clark had been my gas lease attorney and when it became apparent that I would be involved in a pipeline Right of Way Agreement and require legal advice I had no doubt who would best represent my interests. Mr. Clark had done a wonderful job with my gas lease and now has also worked to obtain the best possible pipeline agreement for me. He is knowledgeable in pipeline construction and developed a good working relationship with my pipeline representative. Mr. Clark negotiated to attain the individual addendums which were important to me and for the protection of my property as well as to cover the other legal protections that comprise a strong ROW agreement. I highly recommend Mr. Clark as a skilled attorney who will work hard to assist landowners in obtaining a solid and individualized Right of Way Agreement.
A Bradford County Landowner
Doug is Now Our Gas Lawyer
I am a middle aged son of two elderly parents who own property in Rush Township, Susquehanna County. My parents were considering signing a Company Right-of-Way Agreement without any protections. Doug Clark agreed to meet with Doug on a Saturday morning, and he explained the all the problems of the pipeline agreement and what he has been able to do for clients in negotiating pipeline agreements across Pennsylvania. I was shocked by the power the pipeline agreement gives the companies and what Doug has been able to do for landowners. My parents also received an offer to buy their gas rights for a large one time fee. Doug reviewed this offer with me and showed me permitting activity in our area for the last couple years. He discussed his knowledge of activity in the area. Doug reviewed our potential royalties using lowball figures and it became very clear that my parents should NOT sign the mineral offer. I left our meeting with a much better understanding and a belief that the mineral company was seeking to take advantage of my parents. Thankfully after meeting with Doug it was it became clear my parents should not sign the offer for one time payment to give up their mineral rights forever. Doug will now be our gas lawyer. I thank the Lord for Mr. Clark's time and I believe any one in this situation will also.
Doug Comes Through Again
Doug Clark has come through again for me. He negotiated my gas lease with success and now, having been approached by a pipeline company, I turned to Doug for help. My pipeline agent seemed relatively straightforward, not like the well people, but I still felt I needed help with the easement. Doug presented many addenda which tightened up the easement and improved the situation for me and my heirs. Since pipelines will be with us for many years to come, I did not want to saddle my children with little leverage and difficult circumstances in the future. Doug responded promptly, and clearly had our best interest in mind. He provided the proper wording for our document to give me more peace of mind as we approach the greatest land disturbance our property has seen in over 50 years of our family owning it.
Doug Goes the Extra Mile
Several years ago in signing our lease for the gas company, unrepresented, we vowed we would never sign anything without the guidance of an attorney. We were approached for a gathering line and started our search for guidance. We found Doug through a neighbor and after expressing our concerns and worries, Doug was able to draw up addendums, which eased our minds to safety, environment, and liability. Our questions were answered in a timely manner and if it was not Doug answering, it was Marcia. With so much change with the gas exploration, we found Doug to be on top of changes, and going that extra mile to find answers. We would not hesitate to contact them concerning any kind of pipeline concerning the gas exploration in the future.
Bradford County Landowner
TCLF – A Win-Win for Bradford County Landowner
We are landowners in Bradford County. We have leased land to one of the major gas companies and have been approached by them several times for various reasons relating to the infrastructure necessary for the gas drilling process. Good legal representation is essential for landowners because there is so much information to absorb and understand relating to the Marcellus Shale and it can be truly overwhelming. We have negotiated a Compressor Station, Water Impoundment Pond, Gas Pipelines, Well Pad and Access Roads. When we were initially approached, my husband did research on the internet and found the name of Clark Law Offices in Peckville, PA and was very impressed. We have been so very fortunate to have used their law firm. Doug is fair, diligent, and well versed on all of the many complicated issues that relate to the Marcellus Shale. He is a strong negotiator and we were extremely pleased and pleasantly surprised with the amount of the potential financial awards and the subsequent sign-up fees that he was able to negotiate on our behalf. Phone calls and emails are answered promptly and his office staff is polite and very knowledgeable about ongoing cases. Additionally, Doug Clark’s Law Firm is well respected by the gas companies. Using his firm has been a win-win situation and we consider ourselves very lucky to have found them.
A Bradford County Landowner
Advice: Contact TCLF Before Signing Anything
I am fortunate that I engaged Doug Clark and The Clark Law Firm, to assist me in my negotiations with my Pipeline Right of Way (ROW) Agreement. Without their knowledge and experience I would have been a lost soul. They not only helped me to get a fair price but most importantly they built in addendums to the ROW agreement that protected me as a landowner. There were so many things I had not even considered that Doug incorporated into the agreement to prevent abusive incidents from ever happening. My advice to any landowner considering a leasing agreement in the Marcellus shale area is to contact Doug Clark before you sign anything. You will be very pleased with the results.