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    Matt Schlensker focuses his practice in the areas of mineral title and energy law.  He has extensive experience in drafting title opinions, division orders, and limited acquisition title opinions.  He has handled various complex oil and gas title issues, and has analyzed and interpreted deeds, contracts, agreements, assignments, and other title instruments affecting surface and mineral estates, royalty interests, and developmental interests.

    Memberships & Awards

    Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Certification in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
    State Bar of Texas
    Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section, State Bar of Texas
    State Bar of North Dakota
    State Bar of Oklahoma

    Key Experience

    Prepares drilling title opinions and division order title opinions throughout the SCOOP, STACK, and Arkoma basins
    Reviews OCC spacing and pooling orders to assist clients in their drilling operations
    Prepared original title opinions, supplemental title opinions, and division order title opinions

    Work Experience

    2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2011-2014 Burleson LLP
    2010-2011 Labanowski and Associates
    2009 Donovan & Watkins
    2008-2009 Pye Legal Group
    2008 Hudson Legal

    Speaking Engagements

    "Community Leases and Entirety Clauses," Houston Association of Professional Landmen, November 2013

    "Rucker v. DeLay and the Future of Perpetual Royalty Interests In Kansas," Houston Assocation of Professional Landmen, October 2012