Surface Use and Access - October 3, 2023
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Surface Use and Access is designed to familiarize Land professionals with surface rights and the myriad issues associated with acquiring, exercising, and preserving those rights. It focuses on why, when, and what rights may be needed, and how to research and protect existing rights. It discusses a variety of surface-related contracts and their use.
There is commentary on easement valuation, damage claim investigation and resolution, and the challenges of governmental permitting. Finally, it examines the criticality of building relationships with regulatory agencies and the public.
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George R. Shultz, CPL
Rob Shultz, CPL graduated from the University of Texas in 1973 and worked briefly for the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C before joining Exxon Co. USA in 1979 as a roustabout in West Texas. Over the next 34 years, Rob filled various professional and supervisory roles for both Exxon and ExxonMobil in Houston, Los Angeles, Tyler, and Dallas, Texas. For his last three years before retiring in March 2013, he served as Professional Development Advisor to about 200 ExxonMobil Commercial and Land employees globally.
Rob has been involved with real estate and real property interests essentially his entire career. He’s been a certified ethics instructor with the International Right of Way Association and is a longtime member of the AAPL. Rob and his wife Cindy have four children, three grandchildren, and make their home in Tyler, Texas.