EUCI Course - Landman A-Z: Leasing, Guidelines and Best Practices


The course will focus on encouraging best practices, as well as ways to mitigate the common challenges incurred in the landman profession. Additional pointers will be given to assist in professional conduct and the various avenues available to excel as a landman and refine basic skills. The course will include multiple workshops affording attendees the opportunity to gain hands-on experience calculating mineral and royalty interests, negotiating leases creatively and preparing the lease effectively. Attendees will be equipped to thoroughly summarize and dissect leases with a firm grasp on the interrelationship of clauses. Throughout the course there will be tips on successful negotiation and avoiding pitfalls which many landmen have experienced.


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1.0 CEU

10.0 AAPL credit



Jim McGowen, CPL, Partner, McGowen & Fowler, PLLC

Mr. McGowen has 30 years experience as a Landman and is former President of the American Association of Professional Landmen. Before launching McGowen and Fowler, PLLC, in 2011, he served as the Managing Partner of McGowen & Shaw, PLLC, a firm focused on oil and gas, business entities and general law practice. Prior to that, Mr. McGowen served as Vice President of Petro-Hunt Corporation and Vice President of Land for Placid Oil and Company, both Hunt family companies. His career in oil and gas began back in 1973 as a landman for Koch Industries, after spending a year as a journalism and photography teacher in Oklahoma.

Mr. McGowen is a member of the American Bar Association, graduating from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in 1998, as well as the American, Dallas, and East Texas Associations of Petroleum Landmen. Mr. McGowen serves as the Chairman of the Wind River Ministries' Board of Directors and a member of the Board of Directors for Arkleus Broadcasting, Inc. He is also President of the McGowen Foundation.