GDHM to Host Annual Seminar for Texas Land and Mineral Owners

Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody is excited to announce its 8th annual seminar for land and mineral owners, scheduled for April 26, 2024, at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel in Austin, Texas. This annual event offers an opportunity for land and mineral owners and industry professionals to gain legal, regulatory, and financial perspectives surrounding land use and energy production in Texas.

The seminar features a full day of education along with lunch and a cocktail reception. Please see the agenda below for this year’s educational sessions. The seminar has been approved for 6.25 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit by the State Bar of Texas, as well as 6.25 hours of RL, RPL, or CPL recertification credits by the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).

Registration for the seminar will close on Friday, April 19, so those interested in attending are encouraged to secure their spot soon. Register Here.


8:30 a.m. Registration Table Opens

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction | John McFarland, Shareholder, GDHM

9:05 a.m. Case Law Update | Nicholas Miller, Shareholder, GDHM

9:45 a.m. Groundwater Conservation Districts: How They Work and Current Issues | Natasha Martin, Shareholder, GDHM

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Produced Water Spills and Orphan Wells | Schuyler Wight, Landowner, and Martha Pskowski, Texas Reporter, Inside Climate News

11:30 a.m. Production in “Paying Quantities” | Kate Davy, Shareholder, GDHM, and Jennifer Johnson, Of Counsel, GDHM

12:00 p.m. Lunch Buffet Opens

12:30 p.m. Current Legislative/Administrative Issues | Will Temple, Phenix & Saenz

1:15 p.m. Break

1:30 p.m. Geothermal Energy | Ben Sebree, Principal, Sebree Law Firm

2:15 p.m. Use of Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies to Manage Family Minerals | John Conner, Shareholder, GDHM

3:00 p.m. Business Courts: What Are They and How Do They Work? | Daniela Peinado Welsh, Associate, GDHM

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Solar Development From Developers’ Perspective | Cache Deupree, Solar Proponent

4:15 p.m. Reporting Requirements Under New Corporate Transparency Act | Jeff Racho, Of Counsel, GDHM

5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception