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    Blake Jones focuses his practice in the areas of energy and mineral title law. He has extensive experience in the review of leases, title opinions, curative documents, joint operating agreements, and other documents to determine mineral title ownership. He is a former senior division order analyst for a major energy company.

    Memberships & Awards

    Ohio State Bar Association

    Key Experience

    Managed due diligence project for client in the acquisition of over 24,000 acres in the Permian Basin
    Determined mineral ownership and calculated working interests, net revenue interests, and overriding royalty interests for wells in the Eagle Ford and Bakken shale plays
    Drafted original drilling title opinions, supplemental title opinions, and division order title opinions for numerous exploration and production companies developing the Utica shale in Ohio

    Work Experience

    2015 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2013-2014 Senior Division Order Analyst, IBM
    2012-2013 The Kilburn Law Firm, PLLC
    2010-2012 Maguire & Schneider, LLP

    Speaking Engagements

    Presenter/Instructor, Ohio Real Estate Continuing Education Course, "Professional Liability," 2011-2012