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Dallas DFW-ALTA Luncheon

  • 12 Sep 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's North Park

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Topic: Pooling Clauses, Pugh Clauses & Freestone Rider Clauses, Depth Release Clauses and Retained Acreage Clauses: A Review for the Lease and Title Analyst


Speakers: Jack Wilhelm & Edward Wilhelm, Wilhelm Law Firm


The presentation will focus on a review of typical pooling clauses, pugh and freestone rider clauses, depth release clauses, and retained acreage clauses found in oil and gas leases, particularly those found in Texas leases. The presentation will discuss the interrelation of these clauses; and will conclude with a discussion of "problem" clauses and how the lease and title analyst should treat and cure these problematic contract provisions.



Jack Wilhelm is an Austin, Texas, attorney whose office is located within a stone’s throw of the General Land Office, the Texas Railroad Commission, the State Comptroller’s Office, the State Capitol, and Austin area courthouses. Jack focuses his practice on oil and gas law and state taxation issues before the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Jack’s oil and gas clients include Fortune 500 oil and gas companies, privately owned oil and gas independents, and sophisticated landowners. Most of the oil and gas practice focuses on real estate (title examination, acquisitions and divestitures & associated due diligence, and negotiations) and assisting clients with matters before regulatory agencies. In addition to his Juris Doctorate degree, Jack holds a Masters of Energy and Environmental Law from The Tulane University. He is licensed to practice in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Illinois, and by numerous federal courts, including all Texas and Louisiana federal district courts and the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals located in New Orleans, as well as the United States Supreme Court.

Edward Wilhelm is licensed to practice law in Texas, Louisiana, and North Dakota, and focuses his practice on oil and gas law and representing foreign businesses that invest in oil and gas activities. His oil and gas work focuses on the real estate side (oil and gas title examinations, acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas interests, due diligence, and commercial negotiations). Currently, he is representing a non-operating oil-field working interest owner in a civil matter pending in west Texas that contains issues regarding trespass, adverse possession, and Railroad Commission rules and regulations; and the interpretation of oil and gas joint operating agreements. Edward Wilhelm grew up in Texas and graduated from St. Andrews High School in Austin. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College, located in central Virginia, with honors, in 2007. While attending Hampden-Sydney, he spent his junior year attending the University of  Edinburgh, Scotland, and interned at the Scottish Parliament in the Office of the Majority Whip. Following his graduation, Edward taught English and Western Civilization in Japan through the Japanese English Teachers Program (JET), and then returned to the University of Edinburgh to earn a Masters of Science degree with a focus on international relations. His Master’s dissertation explored energy and economic interdependencies between the United States and Venezuela. In 2010, Edward enrolled in The Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, where served as a member of The Tulane Moot Court Board and graduated magna cum laude. While at Tulane, Edward was awarded the CALI Award for excellence in acknowledgement of having obtained the highest grade in the following subjects:

  • Ethics
  • Federal Courts
  • Corporate Law & the Practical Aspects of a Hostile Acquisition.
In acknowledgement of his work in the area of legal ethics, Edward was the recipient of the "David L. Herman Award for High Professional Standards in The Legal Profession (Ethics)". Also, he successfully completed The Tulane - University of Berlin 2011 Mediation-Arbitration Training Program held in Berlin, Germany. Edward's work related experiences include working as a petroleum landman on important Texas Barnett Shale and Eagle Ford Shale projects; serving as a law clerk for the State of Alabama assisting in the preparation of a judicial appeal case before the United States Supreme Court; and interning with three different commercial transaction law firms in New Orleans. Oh, and most importantly, Edward is an Eagle Scout.


Your 2017 DFW-ALTA Board

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  Crystal Clark   

1st VP Dallas - DFW-ALTA


or 214-548-6000

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