Hanlon, Estadt, McCormick & Schramm was involved in the coal, oil and gas industry long before the advent of the Marcellus or Utica Shale oil & gas leasing.
With the growth of the Marcellus and Utica Shale leasing, Hanlon, Estadt, McCormick & Schramm has assisted landowners and businesses in negotiating leases for tens of thousands of acres. The firm filed the most extensive Affidavit of Preservation of record in Belmont County. Hanlon, Estadt, McCormick & Schramm has preserved landowners rights pursuant to the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act and the Marketable Title Act and have litigated matters evolving from this theory of law. The firm conducted mineral title searches throughout Eastern and Southern Ohio. The firm knows the oil and gas companies royalty statements often have errors. It provides review and audit services of the statements, and works with landowners in obtaining compensation for wrongful deductions.