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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.

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctorate magna cum laude (2011)
  • The Ohio State University, B.A. in Criminology cum laude (2007)

Professional Experience

  • Provides counsel and assistance to clients participating in transactional matters associated with the oil and gas industry and the Utica Shale play activity in Ohio
  • Advises clients and energy producers with acquisitions and divestitures, in due diligence associated with mineral and lease acquisitions, and litigation and resolving oil and gas-related contractual disputes and title and lease disputes
  • Drafts deeds, leases, mortgages, purchase agreements, and other documents related to real estate transactions
  • Assists Alpha Land Title Agency with closing procedures for residential and commercial real estate transactions, including the drafting of title commitments and curing of title defects

Courts and Admissions

  • Ohio, 2011

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Stark County Bar Association – Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association – Member
  • Building Industry of Stark County (BIA), Member
  • Friends of the Children’s Network, Board of Directors
  • Stark County YMCA, Board of Directors

Honors & Awards

Recognized in Best Lawyers in America “Ones To Watch” 2022

Articles Published by Wayne A. Boyer

Utica Shale & Pipeline Newsletter November 2020

Click on the link below for the Utica Shale & Pipeline November 2020 Edition Utica Shale & Pipeline Newsletter November 2020  

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Fifth District Court of Appeals States That “Reasonable Search” in Relation to Abandonment Procedures Under Dormant Mineral Act Does Not……

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 […]

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Blackstone v. Moore

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 […]

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Duhig Rule Persuasive in Interpreting Oil and Gas Reservations

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, […]

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