Contact Several Terms, but it was Clear Doug has Superior Knowledge In Oil and Gas Legal Work
When our family was recently approached by SWEPI to lease them our Oil & Gas rights for our property in Tioga County, PA we were nervous about dealing with the legal aspects such a transaction. We contacted several law firms but it was clear rather quickly that The Clark Law Firm and Doug himself had superior knowledge concerning this type of legal work. Doug consulted with us regularly and guided our decision making through the entire process. He was concise and did not mince words on what he thought we reasonable terms for us to consider. Being stewards of our property North Central PA for over 25 years we were extremely concerned about the potential impact this may have on our property and Doug worked hard to make sure our land would be as protected as possible while also affording our family fair compensation from Bonus and Royalty perspectives. We would highly recommend Doug and his team to anyone involved in an Oil & Gas Lease in Pennsylvania.
Tioga County Landowners
Without a Doubt – “Attorney Clark Was the Right Choice” and More Than Doubled Compensation
Even though we felt that our own negotiations with Williams had resulted in a fairly good preliminary agreement, my husband and I realized that “we don’t know what we don’t know.” So, before signing, we knew we should consult a professional about the proposed pipeline right-of-way across our property. The two most important things to us were the need to protect our property’s value for our own family’s future use, and also the desire to maximize the compensation we would receive. Through listening to his radio program, we knew that Attorney Doug Clark was extremely knowledgeable on the subject and well positioned to negotiate on our behalf. Without a doubt, Attorney Clark was the right choice. The final agreement he was able to produce gave us all the protection we needed but hadn’t even thought to demand, and also more than doubled the compensation we received. We found him always willing to give advice but never pushy, leaving the final decisions up to us in every case. He was always a pleasure to speak with, willing to patiently explain the issues, and quickly responsive to our inquiries, as was his staff. The whole process was pleasant, and I would highly recommend that anyone who is in the position to negotiate a pipeline right-of-way consult Attorney Clark.
Susquehanna County Landowner
TCLF – Responsive and a Pleasure to Work With
On behalf of my brother, husband and I, let me say that we felt reassured about the language of the lease after having spoken with you at length. Hopefully we will never have to litigate but at least we understand the terms and obligations of both parties to the agreement. It was a pleasure to work with you and Marceea. You were both very responsive to our questions and helped guide me through the process.
A Susquehanna County Landowner
Inheritance Issue – Landowners in Multiple States “Couldn’t be Happier” With TCLF
As a diverse group of cousins from multiple states we were confronted with the problem of how to solve an oil and gas lease inheritance issue without traveling thousands of miles. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have found The Clark Law Firm. We received prompt, courteous attention. We were able to hold 3 way phone conferences. All of our questions were answered in a timely fashion. The billing was shared in a private, easy format. We never had to leave home. In short, we couldn't be happier with Doug's and Marceea's gracious, knowledgeable representation.
The Morris Family
Susquehanna County Hunting Club – Very Thankful for Choosing TCLF
Our Hunting Club is very thankful that we chose Clark Law to be our Counsel for gas and oil rights on our property located in Susquehanna County. You and your staff has been extremely competent and supportive in: - Interacting and negotiating with the Oil and Gas company on our behalf - Reviewing documents requiring our signature - Hands on knowledge of the oil and gas industry - Handling any issues in a timely basis - Educating us on our rights - Always available to address our questions We recommend Clark Law services to landowners involved in oil and gas leases and look forward to continuing our successful relationship with you firm.
Susquehanna County Hunting Club
Another Job Well Done by TCLF
Following a referral by a neighbor, my wife and I engaged The Clark Law Firm to assist in a gas lease in Susquehanna County just as the cauldron was beginning to boil. We subsequently had the firm review two pipeline agreements. Our experiences were favorable. The gas field activity was very dynamic at the time and we ended up with offers from three gas companies and family members with different goals. Doug and Marceea were both professional and practical throughout the entire process. I feel that we could be poster children for many of the unique situations which the firm has chalked up to experience. Having over the years worked with different attorneys in a variety of legal issues, I’d remind every client that you are the employer and the product a law firm furnishes you is subject to your perusal and approval. Do your homework to the best of your ability and make sure you review every word and that it meets your expectations. And don’t hesitate to ask questions. While the criteria and intricacies of the “gas rush” in Pennsylvania continue to evolve, I can go to bed at night knowing that we achieved the best possible agreements, with the most benefits and protections that were available at the time. That’s a job well done and The Clark Law Firm fulfilled their roll admirably.
A Susquehanna County Landowner
Subsurface Easement, Surface Use Agreement and Lease Review – “Highly Recommends” The Clark Law Firm
We would like to express our deep appreciation to the Doug Clark Law Firm for the excellent legal advice and professional way you have handled our Gas Company business dealings. Doug reviewed our Lease, Surface Use agreements and Subsurface Easement and our Temporary above Ground Water Line agreement with us to enable us to understand thoroughly, then contacted Chesapeake and arranged changes to meet our requests and needs. Our phone calls and emails were always answered promptly, and all questions were treated with priority. We were kept updated on the status of our business at all times. Doug, Marceea, and Vanessa were so pleasant and knowledgeable that it made it a pleasure to do business with them. We would highly recommend the Clark Law Firm to anyone doing business with leases and agreements involving the Gas Companies and their affiliates.
A Bradford County Landowner
Electric ROW, Directional Drilling Pad and Water Line Right-of-Way Testimonial – “Definitely Recommends” The Clark Law Firm
My wife and I would like to thank the Clark Law Firm for their work on what was to be a simple water line ROW, but became more complex as the natural gas company went from this proposal to adding an electric ROW, and directional drilling pad. Attorney Doug Clark is very knowledgeable. He answered our questions, guided us through our decisions and supported our final decisions. He negotiated with the natural gas company on our behalf until the final agreements were signed. His staff made us feel welcome and at ease with asking any questions we might have had during this process. They understood our concerns as property owners. We would definitely recommend the Clark Law Firm to anyone seeking legal council to deal with the natural gas companies.
A Susquehanna County Landowner
Rosanne Says Clark Law Firm “Best Experience” in Dealing with a Law Firm” PennDot ROW Acquisition Issue
I want to thank you for representing us in the Right of Way Acquisition in Liberty Township, Pennsylvania. It was a pleasure dealing with you and your whole office. You and your staff were always courteous and prompt in talking to us or getting back to us with answers to our questions and concerns. We were very happy with the results in the acquisition. I am in real estate and have worked with many attorneys but your firm was the best experience I have had in dealing with a law firm.
Doug is “Fair, diligent and well versed” on all Complicated Marcellus Shale Issues
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.