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James Tack Jr

James Tack Jr

Robertson & Williams
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law, Probate, Business Law ...
  • Oklahoma, Texas
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Practice Areas
    Energy, Oil & Gas Law
    Utilities
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oklahoma
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Partner
Robertson & Williams
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Partrner
James D. Tack, Jr. P.C
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Partner
McAfee & Taft
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Associate
McAfee & Taft
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Education
Washburn University School of Law
J.D. (1977)
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Cornell University
B.S. (1973) | Engineering
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Professional Associations
Oklahoma Title Examination Standards Committee
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Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
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Oklahoma City Mineral Lawyers
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Oklahoma Bar Association  # 8817
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American Bar Association
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Oklahoma County Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
How do I fix that? Curing Title Defects, OCAPL/AAPL Field Landman Seminar, Norman, OK
OCAPL/AAPL
1. Preparing the Opinion and Drafting Title Requirements, 2. Statutory Pooling, and 3. Ethics Panel, Washburn School of Law, Oil and Gas Title Examination Course, visiting lecturer, Topeka, KS
Washburn Law School
Oklahoma Title Standards and Statutory Curative Acts, NBI Seminar: Ultimate Guide to Oil and Gas Title Law, Oklahoma City, OK
National Business Institute
Lease/Ownership Challenges, Disputes and Negotiations, NBI Seminar: Frac Law From Land Contract Negotiations to Environmental Disputes, Oklahoma City, OK
National Business Institute
Fracking: Land Lease Negotiations & Environmental Concerns, NBI Teleconference
NBI
Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Law, NBI Seminar: Energy Law Basics, Oklahoma City, OK
NBI
Websites & Blogs
Website
Jim's website
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Robertson & Williams
Legal Answers
109 Questions Answered
Q. my wifes sister wont sign a oil lease allowing the inherited oil to go to waist what can we do we are in oklahoma?
A: Unless the interest is held in a trust, corporation, LLC, or other entity requiring both of their signatures, your wife can sign the lease for her interest without her sister's signature. If her sister doesn't sign, the oil company can force pool the sister's interest in a force pooling proceeding before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Sign the lease, take the bonus money and let the oil company worry about getting the sister's interest under lease.
Q. I have mineral rights and I found out a company has been drilling on those right for years and I have never been paid
A: Leases can be bought and sold many times before and after there is production so it is not uncommon for the operator of the well not to be the original lessee. Royalties are suspended because the operator can not mineral owner the owner or there is an issue with the title of the property that prevents the oil company from paying proceeds. Often times there are missing probates or other issues with the title. You should ask the companies the reason for the monies being suspended and also what needs to be done to correct the issue. You may need an attorney to help you correct any defects. You should also check with the state unclaimed property division to make sure no moneys have been paid over to the state.
Q. How does property pass from one generation to the next if there was originally no will?
A: She should consult with an estate planning/ real property attorney. It is likely you will need to obtain deeds from the children of her siblings, file one or more probate cases, a quiet title suit or some other action to resolve the issues created by the length of time since her father's death. Her making a will does not protect the property from the claims of the other parties, it merely directs how her interest in the property will be transferred upon her death.
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Robertson & Williams
9658 North May Avenue
Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Telephone: (405) 848-1944
Fax: (405) 843-6707
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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