Trent A. Echard

Trent A. Echard

Trent A. Echard is an attorney at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a shareholder and the co-chair of the firm’s Oil and Gas Practice Group. Trent handles all types of Oil and Gas matters for landowners and businesses.

If you would like to contact Trent, he can be reached at techard@smgglaw.com or at (412) 281-5423.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Files Civil Suit Against Chesapeake Alleging Violation Of The Unfair Trade Practices Act

On December 9, 2015, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s (“AG”) office filed a civil complaint against Chesapeake Energy Corp., Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Chesapeake Operating, Inc., Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc., and Williams Partners, LP.  The suit was filed in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas.  A copy of the complaint is available here. The AG’s lawsuit […]

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When Is Failure to Pay Delay Rentals Enough To Break A Lease?

Many Oil and Gas leases are “paid up,” which means that the leasing company does not have to pay regular delay rental payments to hold the lease.  However, in Pennsylvania, there are still some leases that require the leasing company to make “delay rental payments.”  These are typically annual payments that are made until the […]

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Who Owns the Oil and Gas?

Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court emphasized the difference between a “reservation” and an “exception” in a deed.   The court explained that a reservation is a way for a person who conveys property to hold certain rights in things that do not yet exist (e.g. future gas royalties). Importantly, a reservation generally ends when the person […]

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Required Information For An Oil And Gas Royalty Statement

In 2013, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a law that requires Oil and Gas producers to provide a minimum amount of information related to Oil and Gas production and royalties (e.g., the amount of gas produced, the selling price, and other related information). That information includes: A name, number or combination of name and number that […]

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