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W.B. “Dub” Yarborough Lectureship on Real Estate Law for Ranchers

January 7 - January 8

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This event will be delivered online as a Zoom Webinar.

Few things pose a greater threat to ranch sustainability than drought and litigation; preparation for both is essential. Participants will gain a better understanding of landowner rights and responsibilities, which is vital in today’s litigious society. Discussion topics include: fence law, ground and surface water, easements and condemnations, landowner liability, mineral and renewable energy law, and other emerging issues. Texas case law affecting ranching will be presented.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the provisions of an oil, gas, and mineral lease
  • Discuss landowner rights and ownership of surface and groundwater
  • Recognize recent developments in the Rule of Capture, statutes, and case law
  • Identify landowner liability for injuries and list measures to avoid liability
  • Understand the condemnation process and determine strategies to protect property rights
  • Recognize how private easements are created and terminated
  • Identify how small estates transfer property to the next generation

Instructor

Tiffany Lashmet, J.D. • Agricultural Law Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

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