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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