A Talent of Simplifying the Complexity of the Lease Language

If you are searching for legal council regarding your mineral and gas rights you need to look no further than The Clark Law Firm. I had listened to Doug's radio broadcast years ago and appreciated the education he provided to the land owners.  I ended up retaining their service to handle all aspects of my land lease and I'm thrilled with how efficient, thorough and fast the transaction took place. There was no wasted time , energy or fees going back and forth with the oil company because they are the experts in their field and know exactly what to look for and what makes sense for all parties.  Doug and Marceea have a talent of simplifying the complexity of the lease language making it easy to understand. This was beneficial since I'm not local to them and conducted everything via phone and e-mail.  I can not be more pleased with the service they provided during this process.
Bradford County Landowner

TCLF Provides Relief and Security

It will come as no surprise to you when I say that we have gone through a huge array of thoughts and emotions since receiving the February letter from Range Resources. But, thanks to you, we are now in a place of relief and security. It is very reassuring to know that you continue to be available to us should the need arise. We are most grateful.


It is with a very grateful heart that I thank you for all your time and wise counsel concerning the oil rights in PA. All of us feel so much better having you involved. May you and your family have a very happy and healthy summer. Thanks again for everything! Best regards.


Thanks for your great work and advice. We very much appreciate it!

Washington County, PA Landowners

"Thank You for All the Hard Work You Do for All Landowners..."

Hi Doug,

I would like to thank you and Marceea for working so hard to get a great gas lease for us.  I also want to thank you for all the hard work you do for all landowners of mineral rights; and the show you have every Sunday.  Your information keeps us up to date on everything in the state that involves gas leasing and pipeline ROW.  I have learned a lot over the years from your radio shows.  Thanks!

Washington, PA Landowner

Landowner Thanks TCLF!

Thank you so much for your help with this issue.  I really appreciate your kindness.  Thank you also for the client courtesies that you extended to me.  What a wonderful experience working with you both. Have a wonderful day. 
Green County Landowner, Rice Energy Oil and Gas Lease

Quick Turnaround and Insightful Feedback!

I was recently contacted by Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC for a mineral lease on property my family owns in Tioga County, PA.   Due to year end, Repsol only provided a week for a contract review, and thus time was very short.  Although I consider myself financially savvy and was able to negotiate a higher bonus payment without representation, I recognized that I was not familiar with the intricacies of mineral leasing in general and wanted to make sure that I was not being taken advantage of or signed something with unintended consequences.  After speaking to others and performing a brief search on the internet, I came across The Clark Law Firm.   Literally within hours of reaching out to the firm, I had a reply and was able to schedule a call for the very next day.  Doug Clark reviewed the materials overnight and was able to provide me some very insightful feedback and also suggestions on how to make the lease more financially beneficial.  Doug then represented my family in discussions with the Repsol agent and was able to obtain all of the suggestions he initially had –after which Doug explained every aspect of the contract to me and other members of my family.   The changes suggested negotiated by Doug put my family at ease and over the course of the lease could, assuming Repsol drills and finds gas, result in a considerably higher royalty payment than would have otherwise been obtained.   Doug did an excellent job of explaining ambiguous language and making suggestions for a clearer and more beneficial lease.  Thank you!
Ward Township, Tioga County Landowner

A very satisfied Susquehanna county land owner!!

After getting our 1st check from Cabot, my wife and I were very confused about the amount of money paid, post production fees, and how Cabot arrived at their calculation for our payment amount.  We did our research and located Doug Clark's law firm. We are so happy that we called him. Doug reviewed all of our documents (leases, division orders and pipe line agreements). He showed us exactly how Cabot arrived at their payment amount and taught us how to calculate our payment amounts for future checks.  He also told us what we can expect in the future. Doug answered all of our questions (which were many). Doug is knowledgeable, professional, patient, kind and has a great sense of humor.  I will definitely call Doug in the future when we have any issues that involve our land in Susquehanna county.

Oil and Gas Negotiations - Navigating Your Way with the Help of The Clark Law Firm, PC

The Experience of finding your way with gas companies is a tough one.  You are inundated with representatives who deliberately come across as your friends though they really are out only for themselves.  On top of that, they speak a foreign language which is difficult to understand no matter how much time you take. My husband and I felt totally overwhelmed when we contacted the Clark Law Firm, PC.  They listened to our concerns and began to sort out a route for us to take.  They understood the language as well as the issues involving the gas companies.  In our most recent involvement with the law firm they negotiated a road right of way easement.  Their experience helps you know what is reasonable in finding consensus.  They have helped us avoid many traps and hazards along our way.  They and their staff are trustworthy, caring, knowledgeable guides who know how to navigate a very complicated system.  We have been so thankful for their efforts on our part and highly recommend them! Nancy and Paul Stone
Nancy and Paul Stone

Personable, Knowledgeable and at the Top of Their Game!

I would like to express my thanks to The Clark Law Firm, PC and Attorney Douglas Clark for the outstanding job they did for me regarding a gas and oil lease for my property.  My land is protected while also being fair to the gas and oil company.  These people, Doug and Marceea, are the most knowledgeable that I have encountered.  I spoke with another attorney before Doug, and realized that though he thought so, he wasn't very knowledgeable, and all he did was mention some standard things and bill me.  I fired him and retained The Clark Law Firm, PC.  They are also very friendly and personable and they were never too busy to talk to or email me, and they made me feel that I was important to them.  I felt very confident in signing my lease and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is considering leasing their land.  They are at the top of their game!
Greene County Landowwner

TCLF: Success In A Complicated Contract

Southwestern Energy contacted us in 2014 regarding leasing three parcels that we own in Susquehanna County, PA. Since the deeds were each recorded in various names/entities, it was a lot more complicated than most transactions. The original 2008 lease with a different company had expired prior to any drilling operations taking place. By this time, the “competition” amongst numerous companies had ended within our area; which of course meant not having options or leverage to negotiate a new lease. Naturally, this made us wonder what kind of contract we could get. We received the proposed new lease and presented it to an attorney who we had previously used for some real estate business years ago. He made some suggestions and added his recommended requests and we returned it to Southwestern. All of those changes were denied. We then contacted Doug Clark who has done numerous leases with Southwestern. He first informed us about the items he would request and which ones he felt he could get; as well as a couple he thought he wouldn’t. After numerous efficient and helpful conference calls and his persistence, we obtained exactly what he had hoped for and even a little more. Doug and Marceea Clark, along with their entire team, were always available whenever I contacted them. They were extremely pleasant and very respectful. In my opinion there is way too much to learn and too much to lose by trying to “go it alone”. My wife and I would highly recommend The Clark Law Firm for any dealings regarding gas or oil leases.
A Susquehanna County Landowner

Doug Will Negotiate the Fairest Contracts Possible

Dear Doug, We would like to take this opportunity to share with other landowners, the extremely valuable legal assistance provided by Attorney Douglas A. Clark in dealing with Marcellus Shale issues over the past two years. He first negotiated an excellent lease with Cabot Oil with a no surface disturbance clause. Subsequently Williams pipeline cut down many trees on our property by mistake when preparing for a pipeline along our border, Attorney Clark negotiated a more than fair settlement for the damages very expeditiously. We recommend Attorney Douglas A. Clark to all landowners who are in the process of dealing with Gas Lease and Pipeline companies. He will negotiate the fairest contracts that are possible and the peace of mind is worth every fee that is charged. PS: Thank you again for your service.
A Susquehanna County Landowner

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