"Solar Energy-Toward a Unified Energy Lease," Lone Star Solar Summit, Sweetwater, Texas, April, 2009
"Landowner Issues in Wind & Solar Leasing," New Mexico Landmen's Association Spring Seminar, Roswell, New Mexico, May, 2010
“10 ½ Most Important Wind Lease Clauses”, Texas Tech School of Law, April, 2013
“Avoid Voidance – How to Draft Oil and Gas Legal Descriptions in Compliance with the Texas Statute of Frauds,” The Center for American and International Law, May 2, 2013, and May 14, 2015, Houston, Texas
“Selected Issues in Multi-Party Lease Negotiations,” Wind Energy Law Symposium, Texas A&M School of Law, November 15, 2013, Fort Worth, Texas
"What it Takes to Put Together a Wind Energy Project," State Bar of Texas CLE Webcast, Wind Energy Law Update, February 20, 2014, Austin, Texas
“Earth, Wind & Fire: A Discussion of Current Trends and Issues in Water, Wind and Solar Leases”, Texas Bankers Association Real Estate, Oil & Gas Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March, 2014
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?