HOUSTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Ballentine, an energy litigation Partner at Burleson LLP in Houston and head of the firm's midstream oil and gas practice, will give two presentations at a July 24 National Business Institute seminar on litigating disputes over easements and restrictive covenants.
His first session, titled Burden of Proof: Establishing Your Claim, will cover the key elements to forming a claim according to each type of easement, as well as strategies for handling vague and ambiguous legal descriptions and documentation, the age of evidence, and evidentiary presumptions. His second session will provide updates in case law related to easement litigation.
"There is a certain level of complexity in terminology, intent, and use when it comes to handling disputes involving easements and restrictive covenants," said Mr. Ballentine. "These sessions will deliver practical advice and the latest updates on a wide range of issues specific to this type of litigation, and will give attendees essential insights for building effective strategies to resolve these disputes."
Mr. Ballentine has more than 30 years of commercial litigation and arbitration experience. He focuses his practice primarily on the energy sector, with an extensive background representing companies in a wide range of disputes over upstream and midstream energy contracts. His experience also includes representing clients in class action suits in both state and federal courts as well as in litigation over state, federal, and private mineral royalty claims.
The National Business Institute provides continuing legal education to business professionals on a number of topics through a wide range of events, including seminars, teleconferences, and webcasts. For more information on this event and other educational opportunities available through the organization, visit www.nbi-sems.com.
About Burleson LLP
Burleson LLP is a full-service law firm devoted primarily to the oil and gas industry. Burleson has a presence in every major North American producing region – with unique experience in shale plays – and serves clients in the upstream, downstream, and midstream sectors. Many of the firm's attorneys have worked in the energy industry, including backgrounds as corporate general counsel, enabling Burleson to bring extensive understanding, knowledge, and insight to the companies and individuals it serves. With deep roots in oil and gas, complemented by broad-based corporate capabilities and mid-market rates, Burleson LLP is truly the law firm where energy matters. For further information, visit www.burlesonllp.com.
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