As the estimates for the potential amount of natural gas contained within the Marcellus Shale formation grew, energy companies raced in to secure the necessary rights to be able to take advantage of the vast, untapped resources there. These rights were secured through leases of mineral rights as well as surface rights in some situations.

Property owners who knew little of the laws regarding these types of situations were negotiating with energy companies that had teams of lawyers who were experienced in securing the natural gas drilling rights they needed. Property owners who have leases with energy companies can benefit from representation provided by our lease negotiation and renewal attorneys.

The leases that these energy companies secured were complex and numerous issues have arisen such as:

  • Did the energy company renew its lease in time? If not, can you offer those mineral rights to another company?
  • Was the lease signed by the party with actual authority regarding the mineral rights or land? If not, and an energy company has invested development in your property, is the lease valid and enforceable?
  • What can it do to your land?
  • How will it leave your land?
  • Are all lease terms enforceable?

At Hoegen & Associates, P.C., in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, our attorneys understand that many issues can arise when such complex issues as surface and mineral rights and the development of those rights are being undertaken. We bring four decades of experience representing clients and their business interests to the aid of property owners who have Marcellus Shale leases with energy companies. Our focus on this issue has given us an in-depth perspective that few other law firms have regarding the complexities of Marcellus Shale exploration and development.

Contact the Lease Dispute Attorneys of Hoegen & Associates, P.C.

If you are a property owner who has leased mineral rights or surface rights to an energy company, it is important that you have experienced guidance that understands what your goals are and that has the capacity to help you achieve those goals. Turn to the skilled and experienced Marcellus Shale gas well attorneys of Hoegen & Associates, P.C. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 570-704-5754, toll free at 888-352-4229 or simply contact us online.