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    Roger Christenson focuses his practice in the area of energy law.  Mr. Christenson is experienced in matters involving mineral transactions and acquisitions, including the coordination and performance of due diligence and title defect curative work.  He is the former Manager of Land Operations for Northeast Natural Energy as well as the former Supervisor of Land and Title Litigation for Antero Resources Corporation.  

    Memberships & Awards

    Numerous Army and Air Force Medals and Awards
    Former Level I Professional Government Contracting Certification
    Former West Virginia State Police Instructor Certification
    Former Secret Level Information Clearance

    Key Experience

    Developed process and procedures for evaluation and implementation of land department curative standards, missing heirs requirements, partition action needs, and other land and legal related activities
    Performed, managed, and coordinated due diligence projects for multiple oil and gas development companies including projects with estimated values of over two billion dollars
    Performed negotiations, drafted documents, performed title curative work, and closed multi-million dollar energy transactions

    Speaking Engagements

    Co-authored law review article “Canons of Construction for the Interpretation of Mineral Conveyances, Severances, Exceptions, and Reservations in Producing States” published in the North Dakota Law Review, Volume 88, Number 3 (2012)

    Co-presented “Due Diligence in the Appalachian Basin” at the 2012 National AAPL Appalachian Land Institute

    Presented “The Interpretation of In Place and Royalty Deed Language in West Virginia and Pennsylvania” at the 2012 Appalachian AAPL Chapter Seminar

    Guest Lecturer for West Virginia State University Undergraduate Oil and Gas Development Class