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Ohio Records and Royalty Checks Allow Landowners to Evaluate Whether a Well is Producing in Paying Quantities

By Steven Shrock   |  May 5, 2016

An important feature of any oil and gas lease is its term. For landowners, this is the length of time the property is subject to the lease, and subject to the producer’s rights to develop the property. For producers, it is the time the company may conduct operations and make productive use of property.

Oil & Gas Leases May Include Implied Requirement of Minimum Number of Wells to Fully Develop Property

By   |  April 15, 2016

If you are considering leasing your minerals, be aware that disclaiming implied covenants can significantly affect your rights and the producer may be willing to negotiate on this (or other) issues.

IRS Notes Tax Scams That Cost All of Us Millions

By Roger Proper, Jr.   |  April 14, 2016

Scam artists are masquerading as being from the IRS, a tax company and perhaps a state revenue department.

Deadline for Taxes- April 18?

By Amy Demlow   |  April 1, 2016

While April 15th is the commonly known deadline for filing your individual tax return, the truth is, that filing your return can be delayed.

CCJ Nominated for Health Award

March 28, 2016

The attorneys and staff at CCJ continuously aim to improve our health and overall wellness.

CCJ Announces Clint M. Leibolt as its Newest Member

March 25, 2016

Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. ("CCJ") is pleased to announce Clint M. Leibolt as the newest Member of the Firm, effective January 1, 2016.

CCJ Congratulates Susan Baker and Ralph Streza for inclusion in the 2016 Best Lawyers in Northeast Ohio

March 22, 2016

Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston congratulates attorneys Susan Baker and Ralph Streza for their inclusion in 2016 Best Lawyers in Northeast Ohio.

Choice of Entity: Corporation (C or S) or LLC?

By Douglas Drushal   |  March 15, 2016

The landscape of making the choice of entity for a new business venture has changed dramatically.

Paperless Personnel Files

By Peggy Schmitz   |  March 2, 2016

Have you thought about "going paperless" with your personnel files? You are not alone! Before you shred your documents, however, consider these tips. GeneWith a few exceptions, as discussed below, it is not necessary to retain hard copies of your HR records. Electronic storage of personnel records is becoming more and more popular, and is legally permissible

2016: An Important Year for Ohio Mineral Rights

By Clint Leibolt   |  February 22, 2016

Ownership of valuable mineral rights for many Ohioans is in limbo, pending numerous cases before the Ohio Supreme Court. Many of these cases arise from either the 1989 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act, or the 2006 amendment.

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