DAPL Luncheon October 18th
October 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm MDT
Event Cost: $40
Speaker: Eric Thompson, Partner – Akers & Thompson LLC
Topic: Tax Assessments & Tax Sale Deed – Lessons Learned from Anadarko Land Corporation vs. Family Tree Corportaion
Eric Thompson is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico. He received his JD from the University of Wyoming, College of Law. Eric began his legal career at Akers & Thompson LLC, formerly Akers & Associates LLC, in January of 2010, and was promoted to partner in July of 2015. His practice has focused entirely around oil and gas law, including mineral title examination on federal, state, and fee land, the acquisition and divestiture of leasehold and mineral properties, as well as service, joint operating, Communitization, and unitization agreements.
In the recent Anadarko Land Corporation v. Family Tree Corporation, 2017 WY 24, the Wyoming Supreme Court was faced with determining whether a 1949 tax deed, made pursuant to a 1911 assessment of unproduced severed minerals was “void” or “voidable”. Before discussing the case, the presentation will first provide background into the legal mechanics of tax assessments and tax sale deeds. We will then move into a more detailed discussion of the Family Tree case, including breaking down the arguments of both parties. The focus will then shift to the court’s ruling, including the court’s reliance on the Colorado Supreme Court’s reasoning in Lake Canal Reservoir Co. v. Beethe, 227 P.3d 882 (Colo. 2010). Finally, we will discuss whether or not the cases indicate the traditionally strict requirements placed on tax sale deeds are being relaxed.
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Non Members: $40.00