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J. Alex Quay

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Alex is an associate in Brouse McDowell’s Litigation Practice Group. Alex has experience counseling clients in matters involving business and commercial litigation, real estate transactions, title insurance, construction, zoning, and disputes concerning ownership of oil, gas, and mineral rights.

Prior to joining Brouse McDowell, Alex was an associate with a national law firm where he represented major energy producers and midstream companies in complex litigation involving land use and mineral rights, oil and gas leases, pipeline easements, surface and water use agreements, and well drilling, maintenance, and production/royalty disputes.

During law school, Alex was a member of Akron Law’s Business Clinic and Trial Team, and worked as a Law Clerk in the City of Akron’s Law Department. In his third year, he was elected President of the Student Bar Association, served on Akron Law’s Academic Committee, and received the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Student Leader of the Year Award.

  • Biography

    Alex is an associate in Brouse McDowell’s Litigation Practice Group. Alex has experience counseling clients in matters involving business and commercial litigation, real estate transactions, title insurance, construction, zoning, and disputes concerning ownership of oil, gas, and mineral rights.

    Prior to joining Brouse McDowell, Alex was an associate with a national law firm where he represented major energy producers and midstream companies in complex litigation involving land use and mineral rights, oil and gas leases, pipeline easements, surface and water use agreements, and well drilling, maintenance, and production/royalty disputes.

    During law school, Alex was a member of Akron Law’s Business Clinic and Trial Team, and worked as a Law Clerk in the City of Akron’s Law Department. In his third year, he was elected President of the Student Bar Association, served on Akron Law’s Academic Committee, and received the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Student Leader of the Year Award.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • Akron Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, Member
    • Ohio Oil & Gas Association, Member
    • Miami University Alumni Association, Member
    • Akron Bar Association’s Leadership Academy – Class of 2017, Member
    • Boys Varsity Soccer Coach, North High School (Akron, Ohio), 2013 – present
    • Dapper Dan Club of Akron, Board of Directors
  • Articles & Presentations
    • Presenter, "Forced Unitization and Pooling Orders." Co-speaker with Joseph M. Bucaro, Ohio State Bar Association's 2017 Oil and Gas Update, Akron, Ohio (November 17, 2017)
    • Presenter and Panelist, ''Understanding Ohio's Marketable Title Act and Dormant Mineral Act." Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's 2015 Oil & Gas CLE Seminar, Cleveland, Ohio (May 14, 2015)
    • Presenter, "Acquisition of Pipeline Easements in Ohio." IR/WA Chapter 13 Law Day Seminar, Plain City, Ohio (November 18, 2014)
    • Co-Author, "Ohio's Dormant Mineral Act: Addressing a Potential Title Problem Created by Severed Mineral Estates." 35 Energy & Min. L. Inst.,ยง 10 (2014)
    • Presenter, "Ohio Shale: Oil and Gas leasing in 2012 and Beyond." BMD Summer Law Symposium, Akron, Ohio (April 17, 2012)
  • Representative Engagements
    • Obtained favorable trial and appellate court decisions on behalf of national energy producers in multiple counties throughout Ohio, including the Fifth and Seventh District Courts of Appeals, in cases involving oil and gas leases, mineral title disputes, lease unitization, and well production issues.
    • Significant research and brief writing experience includes drafting jurisdictional, appellate, and amicus briefs on issues of first impression involving the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (R.C. 5301.56), Marketable Title Act, and other real property title-related issues accepted by the Supreme Court of Ohio.
    • Successfully represented energy companies in several cases involving lease forfeiture, abandonment, and breach of covenant claims brought by lessors.
    • Drafted and reviewed over 250 title abstracts, reports, and certified title opinions for national energy producers analyzing ownership of coal, oil and gas, and mineral rights throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia; assisted in the development of a best practices and procedures model for attorneys drafting title opinions or handling due diligence projects involving the leasing of oil and gas rights in Ohio.
    • Drafted and reviewed various title curative documents for oil and gas producers and mineral rights acquisition companies leasing and/or purchasing land; assisted in the management, procurement, and review of oil and gas leases and pipeline easements covering thousands of acres of real property located in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
  • Distinctions
    • Rising Star™ through a peer- and achievement-based review conducted by the research team at Super Lawyers, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2016-2017
    • Selected as Akron Law Alumni Association's Outstanding Student Leader of the Year — 2009