April 14, 2011 – Attorney Thomas M. Butz and Attorney John M. Smith recently spoke before Sewickley Natural Areas Network. Attorney Butz and Attorney Smith discussed gas leasing, regulation, and estate planning for leaseholders. Both discussed information to consider when leasing oil, gas, and other minerals, such as royalty payments, bonus monies, and the actual lease terms which can dictate how an oil and gas company can treat the land while producing the gas beneath it.