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Biography

Blake Jones focuses his practice in the areas of energy and mineral title law. He has extensive experience in the review of leases, title opinions, curative documents, joint operating agreements, and other documents to determine mineral title ownership. He is a former senior division order analyst for a major energy company.

Memberships & Awards

Professional
Ohio State Bar Association

Key Experience

Managed due diligence project for client in the acquisition of over 24,000 acres in the Permian Basin
Determined mineral ownership and calculated working interests, net revenue interests, and overriding royalty interests for wells in the Eagle Ford and Bakken shale plays
Drafted original drilling title opinions, supplemental title opinions, and division order title opinions for numerous exploration and production companies developing the Utica shale in Ohio

Work Experience

2015 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2013-2014 Senior Division Order Analyst, IBM
2012-2013 The Kilburn Law Firm, PLLC
2010-2012 Maguire & Schneider, LLP

Speaking Engagements

Presenter/Instructor, Ohio Real Estate Continuing Education Course, "Professional Liability," 2011-2012