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Bill Signing at MGRRE

Lt. Governor Brian Calley Signs Bills at MGRRE Jim Neal of the Firm’s oil and gas division assisted in efforts to amend existing Michigan statutes to provide for pipeline transportation of carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery and carbon dioxide sequestration.  He also assisted in amending Michigan’s severance tax to establish a 4% tax rate […]

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Clarification on the Classification of Landmen

Clarification on the Classification of Landmen in Michigan as Independent Contractors Senate Bill 427, which was referred to the Committee on Commerce on October 15, 2013, after passing a roll call vote in the Senate, intends to clarify the classification of Landmen in Michigan as independent contractors. Sara L. Cunningham worked with the Michigan Association of […]

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Land Contracts and Oil & Gas Rights

Michael G. Stefanko, an associate, presented “Land Contracts and Oil and Gas Rights” at the Michigan Association of Professional Landmen’s (MAPL) 18th Annual Winter Mini-Seminar held in Mt. Pleasant on February 22, 2013. Mr. Stefanko’s presentation was an analysis of issues presented when the Land Contract and the Deed pursuant to a Land Contract are […]

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Bill to Amend the Michigan Employment Security Act

Loomis attorneys, Sara Cunningham and James Neal, assisted in the drafting of Senate Bill No. 427 introduced in the Michigan Senate on June 12, 2013.  The proposed legislation seeks to clarify the current law and provide that an independent landman is classified as an independent contractor, and not an employee.  This legislation is supported by […]

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Oil & Gas/Energy Law

Sara Cunningham and Kelly Reed Lucas attended the Michigan Oil and Gas Association’s Michigan Basin Insights and Field Experiences Seminar that was held on March 21, 2013 in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.  The very knowledgeable speakers covered several topics including: various formations in the Michigan basin, typical geology found, current developments from the Michigan Department of […]

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