Industry Seminar and CLE

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A Legal and Practical Workshop for the Oil and Gas Industry

Monday Sept. 15th-Tuesday Sept. 16th
JW Marriott, New Orleans, LA

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September 15th, 2014
7:30- 8:35 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:35-8:45 Welcome and Introduction to the Conference
Don Briggs, President, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association
8:45-9:45 Introduction to LA’s Oil and Gas Industry: Working In Louisiana’s Coast
1.0 CLE Mike Moncla, Moncla Marine and Rusty Deas, Alta Mesa Holdings
9:55-10:25 The Gatti Decision
0.5 CLE Randy Songy and Jeremy Shealy, Onebane Lawfirm
Overview of Parish Governments in LA
Roland Dartez, Louisiana Police Jury Association
10:35-11:05 Update of Activities: Louisiana Office of Conservation
0.5 CLE Jim Welsh, Commissioner of Conservation
11:15-12:15 Professionalism
1.0 CLE John Smith and Loren Shanklin,  Smith Shanklin Sosa
12:15-1:30 Lunch
Kyle Graham, LA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
1:40-2:10 OOC Regulatory Realities
0.5 CLE Scott Patton, Mayhall Fondren Blaize
Coastal Zone Management ACT
Lou Buatt, Jones Walker
Working with Parish Governments
Ragan Dickens, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association
2:20-3:20 Storage Caverns and Ad Valorem Taxes
1.0 CLE Jay Adams, Jones Walker
What can parishes regulate?
Jodee Bruyninckx, Administrative Officer for Joe Gear Companies
3:30-4:30 Expropriation for Pipelines in Louisiana
1.0 CLE Jerry Jones, Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea LLC
Coastal Parish Lawsuits
Joe Norman, Liskow & Lewis
Incentives for Exploration and Service Companies
Stephen Jones, Didier Consultants
4:40-5:10 LA’s Water Hydraulic Fracturing
0.5 CLE Bruce Darling, Geosyntec Consultants
Enterprise Zone Program
Enterprise Zone Program Qualification Certification Form
-Enterprise Zone Program Rules March 2014
Don Allison, Advantous Consulting
5:10-7:00 Reception
September 16th, 2014
8:00-9:00 The Importance and Use of Historical Evidence in Light of LL&E
-Use of historical evidence
-Legacy litigation and ACT 312 of 2006
-Six years later – Legacy lawsuits since ACT 312
1.0 CLE Loulan Pitre, Kelly Hart & Pitre and Jason Theriot, Jason Theriot Consulting, LLC
Sales Tax
  Katherine Quiniola, Ryan Law LLP
9:10-9:40 Legacy – The Impacts of SB 667
-SB 667 – Act 400
0.5 CLE Jimmy Faircloth, The Faircloth Law Group
Parish Roads Ordinances
Lauren Chauvin, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association
9:50-10:20 Louisiana Severance Tax Issues for Oil and Gas Properties
0.5 CLE Bob Angelico, Liskow & Lewis
The State’s Mitigation Process
Kelly Templet, Office of Coastal Management
10:30-11:30 “Oysters and the oyster industry: Enhancing the resource, raising the lease moratorium, and resolving coastal user conflicts”
1.0 CLE Randy Pausina, WLF: James Devitt, DNR: Larry Marino, Oats & Marino
2014 Tax Amnesty Program
Secretary Barfield, Louisiana Dept. of Revenue
11:40-1:00 Lunch On Your Own
1:10-1:40 Changes to RECAP
0.5 CLE Dana C. Shepherd, Dept. of Environmental Quality
1:50-2:50 Rigamarole: “Unintended Burdens of the Marcel Exception to the Louisiana Oilfield Indemnity Act.”
1.0 CLE Andre Comeaux, Regions Insurance, Inc.
3:00-4:00 Legal Ethics: 30 Tips for the Oil and Gas Lawyer
1.0 CLE Hunter Chauvin, Liskow & Lewis and Graham Ryan, Jones Walker

LOGA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting LOGA’s Industry Seminar and CLE this September 15th-16th at the J. W. Marriott in New Orleans, LA. The Seminar and CLE will be a legal and practical workshop for the oil and gas industry at large. Attorneys, as well as those involved in operations and land activities throughout Louisiana are encouraged to attend this educational event. The seminar will include two luncheons with special guest speakers.

LOGA will be offering three tracks this year:

  • General oil and gas track: Including oil and gas litigation (Legacy, Gatti, etc), tax issues, regulatory issues, pipelines and expropriation, and more.
  • Coastal Track: Including parish lawsuits, SLFPA-E, oysters, mitigation, coastal zone management act and more. 
  • Parish Government Track: Including a parish government overview, legal limitation of parishes, working with parishes, road ordinances and more.
  • Tax Professionals Track: Including tax incentives for exploration and services company, Working with the the Dept. of Revenue, Contingency fee contracts for Assessors and more.
  • One ethics & one professions credit

We’re also pleased to announce the following confirmed accreditations for the upcoming 2014 LOGA Industry Seminar and CLE in New Orleans:

    • LOUISIANA BAR – 11.5 hours including 1 ethics and 1 professionalism hour
    • TEXAS BAR – 11.5 hours including 2 ethics hours
    • MISSISSIPPI BAR – 11.5 hours including 2 ethics hours
    • AAPL – 11.5 RPL Credits 11.5 CPL Credits including 1 ethics credit.

Corporate sponsorship is available for various portions of this conference, including breakfast, lunch & reception. Contact Ben Broussard at ben@loga.la or (337) 278-6240 for more information.

Hotel room cutoff date is August 26th, 2014 – Rate: $219
Group Code: Louisiana Oil & Gas or LGS

Registration Fees:
$400 Full Registration
$300 Monday Only Registration (Includes admission to Monday sessions only)
$275 Tuesday Only Registration (Includes admission to Tuesday sessions only)

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