Wayne is an associate attorney with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. (KWGD) and is a member of the Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Practice Section.
Prior to joining KWGD, Wayne worked as a project manager and in-house counsel with an oil and gas firm overseeing projects in the Appalachian Land Basin.
Wayne lives in North Canton with his wife Jessica, and daughters Elena and Charlotte.
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Click on the link below for the Utica Shale & Pipeline November 2020 Edition Utica Shale & Pipeline Newsletter November 2020Read More
On June 28, 2019, the Fifth District Court of Appeals issued a decision in Gerrity v. Chervenak, 2019-Ohio-2687, concerning the requirements for a reasonable search for heirs of mineral holders prior to serving notice by publication under Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act. In Gerrity, T. D. Farwell originally reserved oil and gas […]Read More
BLACKSTONE V. MOORE – OHIO SUPREME COURT HOLDS THAT REFERENCE TO MINERAL INTEREST CONTAINING TYPE OF INTEREST AND NAME OF RESERVING PARTY IS SUFFICIENT TO PRESERVE UNDER MARKETABLE TITLE ACT On December 13, 2018, in Blackstone v. Moore, 2018-Ohio-4959, the Ohio Supreme Court held that a reference in a deed to a […]Read More
In Talbot v. Ward, 7th Dist. Monroe No. 15 MO 0001, 2017-Ohio-9213, the Seventh District Court of Appeals became the first appellate court in Ohio to discuss the Duhig rule when analyzing the validity of oil and gas reservations. In Talbot, E. M. Ward conveyed a large tract of land to Dow Mellott, […]Read More