In May of 2008, I, as an absentee land owner, learned of the leasing of mineral rights from my neighbor, a very determined researcher. She explained to me all of the information gleaned about leases and lawyers. Doug Clark had written an article about these leases and landowners’ concerns and rights which greatly appealed to her concerns about protecting her family’s “century farm.” Since he did the absolute best for her and to her strict criterion, I chose to have him represent me as well. Interest for his client, accessibility, fairness, contact with both sides in negotiation were all A+ and he and Marceea are really nice people!