Do You Ever Represent for Gas or Pipeline Companies?

Absolutely Not! The Clark Law Firm, PC and Attorney Doug Clark ONLY represents Landowners and individuals who own oil, gas and mineral rights in Pennsylvania. Doug has never and will never work of any gas or pipeline company and never will.

Attorney Doug Clark is extremely passionate about fighting for Pennsylvania Landowners and we are completely committed to leveling the playing field for Pennsylvania’s Landowners. We feel it would be disingenuous to represent Landowners while simultaneously representing gas or pipeline companies. Attorney Doug Clark is Pennsylvania’s Landowner Lawyer and works solely for you.

I Do Not Live in Northeastern Pennsylvania, are You Able to Represent Me?

Yes! The Clark Law Firm represents property owners with property or oil, gas and mineral rights across the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We have represented many landowners and gas rights owners from Greene, Washington, Allegheny, Westmoreland, Beaver, Butler, Armstrong, Mercer, Lawrence, Butler, Clarion, McKean, Potter, Elk, Tioga, Clinton, Tioga, Lycoming Counties and many many more.

Will Distance From Your Office Negatively Impact Your Representation?

No! Distance from our northeastern Pennsylvania offices has never been an issue in representing our clients. In fact, past clients have resided in Texas, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Montana, Georgia, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Vermont, Tennessee and other states.

Also, Doug has represented several Landowners residing in other countries, including Canada, Great Britain and even Micronesia. With modern technology a client’s location and distance from our office has never presented a problem with representation. We have never had a client terminate our services due to distance or location issues.

Do You Do More Than Represent Landowners for Pipeline Agreement and Oil and Gas Lease Negotiations?

Yes! The Clark Law Firm, PC is extremely fortunate to have forged lasting relationships with past oil and gas clients whom we continue to represent through the ongoing natural gas developmental process and beyond. We represent Landowners from the gas leasing stage to the royalty stage and even estate planning and probate. If you have any oil and gas related issue, we can help. For more details on all of our oil and gas legal services, also check out

Will You be There if I Need Oil and Gas Representation in the Future?

Yes! We are always here to help you with your oil and gas legal needs and more. We regularly represent prior gas leasing clients with Pipeline Agreements, Surface Use Agreements, Well Pad Agreements, Roadway Agreements, and many other contractual and oil and gas matters. We are extremely proud of our outstanding client retention rate and our humbling client testimonials. Remember, The Clark Law Firm, PC is Pennsylvania’s Landowner Law Firm, and we are always just a telephone call away from helping you.

Can You Represent Me for Estate Planning and Probate Matters?

Yes! Many of our landowner clients are revisiting or creating new Estate Plans given the fortunate changes in their situations with profitable oil and gas development. Whether you are a past, current, or potential future client, we can help you formulate a client specific Estate Plan to protect and direct your oil and gas and other important and valuable assets to future generations. The Clark Law Firm, PC does not create generic Estate Plans for the masses, but works closely with each individual client to develop an Estate Plan that suits you and your family’s specific needs.

Do You Represent Landowners Who Want to Sell Their Oil and Gas Rights to Third Parties?

Yes! If any Pennsylvania Landowner is considering making the permanent decision to sell oil, gas and/or mineral rights to a third party, contact Attorney Doug Clark today to receive an honest straightforward consultation regarding the pros and cons of selling your oil, gas and/or mineral rights. Do not go any further down the path of selling your oil and gas rights until you have at least an initial consultation with Attorney Doug Clark to learn of the many problems for the uninformed landowner in these transactions. For more information regarding this legal service and the potential pitfalls of selling your oil and gas rights visit:

Do you have a positive working relationship with Gas and Pipeline Companies?

Yes. As Pennsylvania’s Landowner Lawyer, Doug has built a strong reputation for aggressive landowner advocacy while maintaining positive working relationships with gas and pipeline companies. Doug’s knowledge, experience and zealous representation has earned the respect of pipeline and natural gas companies and has resulted in positive lines of communication directly with major energy companies and natural gas developers.

Doug’s natural gas and pipeline company contacts serve as a valuable tool to help ensure that our clients receive the best possible Marcellus and Utica Shale Pipeline Agreements, Oil and Gas Leases and other natural gas contracts.

However, do not confuse a positive “working relationship” with anything more than a “work” relationship. Doug understands the value of mutual respect and a positive professional working relationship, but Doug aggressively represents each and every client to obtain the best possible Pipeline Agreement, Gas Lease, or other natural gas related contract. As our testimonials reflect, our clients are always first and building positive working relationships with gas and pipeline companies has proven to be a valuable tool in representing Landowners.

What Makes Attorney Doug Clark Different from other Oil and Gas Lawyers?

Almost everything! Remember, effectively representing pipeline and natural clients is not a part time job. We have not simply added an oil and gas section to our Clark Law Firm website in hopes of picking up business. Landowner representation in all oil and gas and related matters is what we do! Attorney Doug Clark is completely committed to providing the best possible Landowner oil and gas representation to each and every one of our clients.

When you hire Doug Clark, you are never just a name on a file, but a member of The Clark Law Firm family and you will always receive the personal attention your case deserves. Doug works tirelessly to keep his clients informed and educated and to make sure each client obtains the best possible result for their individual situation.

From a personal standpoint, Doug’s childhood and family background provides a unique understanding of the heartfelt value of each Landowner’s property. As the son of a western Pennsylvania farmer and retired steelworker, Doug truly respects and appreciates the love for a family’s property. Doug’s family’s small farm has been passed down from generation to generation and still serves as the backbone asset of his family. Doug grew up working with his grandfather on their farm and carries his appreciation for land into his representation of each individual client. Quite simply, Doug represents all clients as if he were negotiating an oil and gas Agreement for his own family’s farm.

If you are still curious about what sets Doug and The Clark Law Firm, PC apart from other oil and gas attorneys, take some time to review our many Landowner testimonials and check out the WVIA-TV one hour interview with Doug by clicking here.

Do You Stay in Tune with the Latest Legal Trends in Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Law?

Absolutely! Doug regularly studies and reviews Pennsylvania, federal and other gas producing state’s court decisions on oil and gas related matters. Doug also closely monitors pending and enacted Pennsylvania oil and gas legislation to stay on top of the latest legal and legislative developments that may impact Pennsylvania landowners.

Doug has been recognized for his knowledge of Pennsylvania Oil and Gas law and has been interviewed by numerous media outlets as a resource on oil and gas law. Doug was also featured in WVIA’s Business Journal’s series and The National Law Journal for his work with Pennsylvania Landowners.

Doug also hosts his weekly radio show, “All Things Marcellus”. Doug uses All Things Marcellus to educate Pennsylvania Landowners and to provide Landowners the most up to date news and developments in the natural gas industry. If you have never heard All Things Marcellus, listen right now to any of our archived shows and listen every Sunday from 8-9 on GEM 104 and KZFM.

Oil and Gas Attorney Fees?

Please contact the office directly to discuss our fee agreement options. Upon contacting our office we will answer all of questions regarding our fee agreement options.

However, under no circumstances will The Clark Law Firm, PC ever take a percentage of our client’s royalty rights as payment for gas lease negotiation representation. We understand that you are leasing your property and completely disagree with the idea that your lawyer should share in any future royalties as a result of gas lease negotiations. We structure our oil and gas fees to help and protect the Landowner, not exploit them.