TYLER, TX (September 16, 2021) ¬¬– Flowers Davis Partner Rob Knight was the keynote speaker for the East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen’s September luncheon at Willow Brook Country Club. Rob updated the crowd on the legal issues surrounding who needs to sign legal documents when death, divorce or various business entities are involved. The landmen in the audience often find themselves in situations where the person or entity who purchased land or minerals has experienced a change of status. When that happens, the landmen must know what steps to take to find the appropriate party/ies, and often must obtain additional documentation such as probate, divorce decrees, affidavits, or partnership agreements to support their decision. Knight also covered the laws governing powers of attorney, and co-tenancy and notary acknowledgements.
While his presentation was tailored to landmen buying oil and gas leases, these status changes affect many other types of transactions such as selling a property or business, establishing a partnership or joint venture, or distributing an estate. In his practice at Flowers Davis, Knight counsels clients on these matters and many more. He practices in the areas of Business & Commercial Litigation, Business Entity Formation, Eminent Domain | Condemnation, Estate Planning – Wills & Trusts, Oil & Gas Litigation, Oil & Gas Title Opinions, Real Estate Law, Real Estate Litigation, Transactions, Acquisitions & Development. He is the managing partner at Flowers Davis for the Oil and Gas Litigation, Appellate and Transactional Sections of the Firm.
About Flowers Davis PLLC
Flowers Davis is an East Texas based law firm whose attorneys represent individuals, businesses and public entities across the State of Texas and beyond in a broad range of legal matters. The Firm’s attorneys handle business transactions and litigation matters for clients ranging from local businesses to multinational corporations, with particular emphasis in oil and gas law, real estate law, defense of public entities and insurance defense. Flowers Davis attorneys hold licenses and certifications in varied areas of the law. Many have backgrounds in industry or public service, giving them a working knowledge of the issues their clients face. To learn more about Flowers Davis PLLC, visit www.flowersdavis.com.
The East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen is a non-profit, professional organization founded in 1951 in Tyler, Texas for the purpose of promoting the Landman profession, arranging and coordinating social and educational events for members and contributing to social needs of the East Texas area. The ETAPL has approximately 700 active members located primarily in East Texas. Our members represent oil and gas businesses ranging from very large oil companies to the independent landman. Learn more at www.etapl.org.