JOHN H. HEYER


Attorney at Law

604 Exchange National Bank Building

P. O. Box 588
Olean, New York 14760
716-372-0395

Telecopier: 716-372-0446

Email: jhh@heyerlaw.com




CURRICULUM VITAE





DATE OF BIRTH 4 May 1946, Rochester, New York, USA

NATIONALITY United States

EDUCATION 1964-1969
University of Colorado

Bachelor of Arts (Economics)

1970-1972
University of Denver

Juris Doctor

1993-1997
University of Buffalo

Graduate Tax Courses



PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS



Admitted to Practice:


1973 Colorado Supreme Court

1973 United States District Court, Colorado

1976 New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division

1979 Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

1980 United States District Court, Western District
of New York

1982 United States Supreme Court

Appointed:


1982 Agent for Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company

1986 United States Bankruptcy Court, Panel Trustee

CURRENT POSITION:
Attorney, sole practitioner, 1976 - Present


Responsibilities:


  • Direct representation of oil and gas exploration and production companies

  • Advice: northeastern U. S. operations

  • Started and built practice from scratch to represent major players in this part of United States

  • Documentation of transactions - acquisitions, divestitures, financial

  • Security interests in collateralized transactions

  • Organize and coordinate proceedings in governmental agencies
  • Opinions re: legislation and regulation, contract matters, potential litigation,
    mineral titles

  • Litigation in state courts

  • Officer of industry trade organization

  • Author of professional journal articles

  • Speaker at professional institutes
  • Officer and Trustee of professional organizations




RECENT TRANSACTIONS



Major Canadian oil and gas corporation in joint venture with U.S. utility for drilling of deep gas wells in newly discovered geologic structure (Pennsylvania)

Independent producer prosecuting compulsory unitization administrative proceeding in state regulatory agency (New York)

Texas limited partnership in acquiring gas storage prospect in central New York State


Independent operator in litigation over royalty and lease issues in New York court, settled after seven days of trial

Independent gas marketer and producer in litigation with utility competitor in New York court over municipal powers and contract issues, motions to dismiss upheld on appeal

Texas limited partnership establishing legal presence in New York and applications for all necessary governmental authority for deep horizontal well, drilled but abandoned (dry hole)

Defense of gas producer in litigation with state regulatory agency administrative proceeding to enforce environmental laws over eight years, settled only after principal's decease (New York)

Advice and documentation re: acquisition of producing properties from tax authority (historical first in New York)



UPON REQUEST:



Additional transactions

Representative Client List

Monographs

Published articles

Lectures

Financial data

Professional societies and offices