Doug Will Negotiate the Fairest Contracts Possible
Dear Doug, We would like to take this opportunity to share with other landowners, the extremely valuable legal assistance provided by Attorney Douglas A. Clark in dealing with Marcellus Shale issues over the past two years. He first negotiated an excellent lease with Cabot Oil with a no surface disturbance clause. Subsequently Williams pipeline cut down many trees on our property by mistake when preparing for a pipeline along our border, Attorney Clark negotiated a more than fair settlement for the damages very expeditiously. We recommend Attorney Douglas A. Clark to all landowners who are in the process of dealing with Gas Lease and Pipeline companies. He will negotiate the fairest contracts that are possible and the peace of mind is worth every fee that is charged. PS: Thank you again for your service.
A Susquehanna County Landowner
Doug Negotiated Beyond What We Thought Possible
We used The Clark Law Firm to assist us with a pipeline ROW agreement with WPX Energy as well as an oil and gas lease modification with Cabot and WPX Energy. Doug was able to negotiate terms that protected our financial interests and property beyond what we believed possible. We found this firm to be very knowledgeable and we truly appreciated the time Doug took to educate us regarding gas leases and ROW agreements. Everyone we dealt with at the firm was personable, responsive and thorough. They were wonderful at accommodating our schedule for conference calls and meetings. All calls and emails were answered quickly and follow up reports were delivered in detail when promised. Invoices are clear, concise and detailed. The Clark Law Firm was a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend them.
Susquehanna County Landowner
TCLF: “Terrific” and “The BEST”
The Clark Law firm was terrific in helping us navigate our recent pipeline agreement with Susquehanna Gathering Company. Many people do not consider the ramifications of the complex legal language of the documents they are signing when entering such agreements. Doug was extremely helpful in helping us sort through the legal language to help us get an outstanding agreement that will benefit and protect us. Most of all, my wife and I truly appreciate all the help and assistance you have given us over the past year! Whenever anyone asks about legal advice for anything related to natural gas exploration, we ALWAYS refer them to you! You are the BEST!
Susquehanna County Landowner
Without a Doubt – “Attorney Clark Was the Right Choice” and More Than Doubled Compensation
Even though we felt that our own negotiations with Williams had resulted in a fairly good preliminary agreement, my husband and I realized that “we don’t know what we don’t know.” So, before signing, we knew we should consult a professional about the proposed pipeline right-of-way across our property. The two most important things to us were the need to protect our property’s value for our own family’s future use, and also the desire to maximize the compensation we would receive. Through listening to his radio program, we knew that Attorney Doug Clark was extremely knowledgeable on the subject and well positioned to negotiate on our behalf. Without a doubt, Attorney Clark was the right choice. The final agreement he was able to produce gave us all the protection we needed but hadn’t even thought to demand, and also more than doubled the compensation we received. We found him always willing to give advice but never pushy, leaving the final decisions up to us in every case. He was always a pleasure to speak with, willing to patiently explain the issues, and quickly responsive to our inquiries, as was his staff. The whole process was pleasant, and I would highly recommend that anyone who is in the position to negotiate a pipeline right-of-way consult Attorney Clark.
Susquehanna County Landowner
Another Job Well Done by TCLF
Following a referral by a neighbor, my wife and I engaged The Clark Law Firm to assist in a gas lease in Susquehanna County just as the cauldron was beginning to boil. We subsequently had the firm review two pipeline agreements. Our experiences were favorable. The gas field activity was very dynamic at the time and we ended up with offers from three gas companies and family members with different goals. Doug and Marceea were both professional and practical throughout the entire process. I feel that we could be poster children for many of the unique situations which the firm has chalked up to experience. Having over the years worked with different attorneys in a variety of legal issues, I’d remind every client that you are the employer and the product a law firm furnishes you is subject to your perusal and approval. Do your homework to the best of your ability and make sure you review every word and that it meets your expectations. And don’t hesitate to ask questions. While the criteria and intricacies of the “gas rush” in Pennsylvania continue to evolve, I can go to bed at night knowing that we achieved the best possible agreements, with the most benefits and protections that were available at the time. That’s a job well done and The Clark Law Firm fulfilled their roll admirably.
A Susquehanna County Landowner
Highly Recommend Doug Who Will Work Hard for The Landowner
Douglas Clark had been my gas lease attorney and when it became apparent that I would be involved in a pipeline Right of Way Agreement and require legal advice I had no doubt who would best represent my interests. Mr. Clark had done a wonderful job with my gas lease and now has also worked to obtain the best possible pipeline agreement for me. He is knowledgeable in pipeline construction and developed a good working relationship with my pipeline representative. Mr. Clark negotiated to attain the individual addendums which were important to me and for the protection of my property as well as to cover the other legal protections that comprise a strong ROW agreement. I highly recommend Mr. Clark as a skilled attorney who will work hard to assist landowners in obtaining a solid and individualized Right of Way Agreement.
A Bradford County Landowner
Doug is Now Our Gas Lawyer
I am a middle aged son of two elderly parents who own property in Rush Township, Susquehanna County. My parents were considering signing a Company Right-of-Way Agreement without any protections. Doug Clark agreed to meet with Doug on a Saturday morning, and he explained the all the problems of the pipeline agreement and what he has been able to do for clients in negotiating pipeline agreements across Pennsylvania. I was shocked by the power the pipeline agreement gives the companies and what Doug has been able to do for landowners. My parents also received an offer to buy their gas rights for a large one time fee. Doug reviewed this offer with me and showed me permitting activity in our area for the last couple years. He discussed his knowledge of activity in the area. Doug reviewed our potential royalties using lowball figures and it became very clear that my parents should NOT sign the mineral offer. I left our meeting with a much better understanding and a belief that the mineral company was seeking to take advantage of my parents. Thankfully after meeting with Doug it was it became clear my parents should not sign the offer for one time payment to give up their mineral rights forever. Doug will now be our gas lawyer. I thank the Lord for Mr. Clark's time and I believe any one in this situation will also.
Doug Comes Through Again
Doug Clark has come through again for me. He negotiated my gas lease with success and now, having been approached by a pipeline company, I turned to Doug for help. My pipeline agent seemed relatively straightforward, not like the well people, but I still felt I needed help with the easement. Doug presented many addenda which tightened up the easement and improved the situation for me and my heirs. Since pipelines will be with us for many years to come, I did not want to saddle my children with little leverage and difficult circumstances in the future. Doug responded promptly, and clearly had our best interest in mind. He provided the proper wording for our document to give me more peace of mind as we approach the greatest land disturbance our property has seen in over 50 years of our family owning it.
Doug Goes the Extra Mile
Several years ago in signing our lease for the gas company, unrepresented, we vowed we would never sign anything without the guidance of an attorney. We were approached for a gathering line and started our search for guidance. We found Doug through a neighbor and after expressing our concerns and worries, Doug was able to draw up addendums, which eased our minds to safety, environment, and liability. Our questions were answered in a timely manner and if it was not Doug answering, it was Marcia. With so much change with the gas exploration, we found Doug to be on top of changes, and going that extra mile to find answers. We would not hesitate to contact them concerning any kind of pipeline concerning the gas exploration in the future.
Bradford County Landowner
TCLF – A Win-Win for Bradford County Landowner
We are landowners in Bradford County. We have leased land to one of the major gas companies and have been approached by them several times for various reasons relating to the infrastructure necessary for the gas drilling process. Good legal representation is essential for landowners because there is so much information to absorb and understand relating to the Marcellus Shale and it can be truly overwhelming. We have negotiated a Compressor Station, Water Impoundment Pond, Gas Pipelines, Well Pad and Access Roads. When we were initially approached, my husband did research on the internet and found the name of Clark Law Offices in Peckville, PA and was very impressed. We have been so very fortunate to have used their law firm. Doug is fair, diligent, and well versed on all of the many complicated issues that relate to the Marcellus Shale. He is a strong negotiator and we were extremely pleased and pleasantly surprised with the amount of the potential financial awards and the subsequent sign-up fees that he was able to negotiate on our behalf. Phone calls and emails are answered promptly and his office staff is polite and very knowledgeable about ongoing cases. Additionally, Doug Clark’s Law Firm is well respected by the gas companies. Using his firm has been a win-win situation and we consider ourselves very lucky to have found them.