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Oil And Gas Legal Professional
Michael Vernon earned a juris doctor from the university’s school of law. In addition to graduating in the top 25% of his class, he served as a clerk for Oklahoma State Supreme Court Justice Marian P. Opala. The clerkship provided experience in legal research and drafting memoranda and legal opinions. Michael Vernon has since gained admission to practice law in Oklahoma and in the Western District of the state’s United States District Court.
In his current position, Michael Vernon serves as project manager and landman at Haggard Land Company. His responsibilities include legal matters that pertain to oil and gas exploration, as well as development and production activities. He also interprets documents to clarify ownership rights, in addition to negotiating land leases. Prior to his current position, he served in a similar role at Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Turner Oil and Gas Properties, Inc.
Haggard Land Company
From September 2012
Provide a wide variety of legal and land services advice specializing in energy law and oil & gas.
Turner Oil and Gas Properties, Inc
August 2009 - September 2012
Duties and Tasks Manage a team of 10 landmen working in Oklahoma and Texas. Review their work and ensure its accuracy. Draft reports based on the title examination of commercial and residential instruments.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
June 2006 - June 2009
Duties and Tasks Interpret documents regarding the conveyance of property in regards to land, minerals and well ownership. Compile and decipher oil & gas production documentation. Negotiate oil and gas leases, AMI agreements, and joint operating agreements. Communicate with surface owners and with field operations personnel to address and resolve issues related to exploration, development and production activities.
Qualifications & Certifications
University of Miami School of Law
Oklahoma City University
University of Oklahoma
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