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Fort Worth DFW-ALTA Luncheon

  • 20 Jun 2017
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Fort Worth Petroleum Club

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Speaker: Phil Mani, Partner at Mani Little & Wortmann, PLLC


Topic:  Selected Topics on Title Research and Curative in Texas




Mr. Mani’s work with clients covers a wide range of services.  He counsels oil and gas explorationists and developers of all sizes and in all producing areas of Texas and Pennsylvania.  He advises in day-to-day problem-solving associated with, but not limited to, title examination, title curative, legal research, including the complex issues involving horizontal drilling and forming pooled units.  Mr. Mani’s work often begins at inception of projects by developing lease forms, leasing, title examination, acquisitions and divestures, and working with the regulatory agencies involved with writing and/or interpreting the regulations in new and developing trends.  His experience is extensive and he has been involved with horizontal drilling, title examination, the formation and reformation of pooled units covers rural areas, suburban, urban and industrial areas throughout Texas since 1990 and throughout Pennsylvania since 2009.  Mr. Mani has also successfully tried cases concerning the construction and interpretation of deeds and other conveyances, including wills, involving mineral/royalty ownership.   

As founder and a Partner of Mani Little & Wortmann, PLLC, Philip C. Mani has been engaged in the practice of law for the oil and gas industry since 1990, offering clients his extensive experience in oil and gas transactions and oil and gas exploration and development projects.  Mr. Mani’s career in the oil and gas industry began in 1980 as a Petroleum Geologist, later as a Petroleum Landman, before becoming an Oil and Gas Attorney in 1990 working with horizontal drilling in the Austin Chalk trend.  His legal, land and geological experience in all geologic basins in Texas and those in many of its surrounding states, coupled with his extensive work in the Austin Chalk, Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford, Sprayberry, Wolfcamp, Bone Springs, Marcellus, Woodbine and Permian Basin trends from inception provides him with special insight into the many needs of his clients.

He is a native Texan, from San Antonio, and has solid connections to all facets of the Texas oil and gas industry.  He is also well-connected in Pennsylvania and to Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry through his grandfather's business in Warren, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Mani is especially proud to serve as Co-Founder and Co-Trustee of the Robert and John Ratliff Scholarship and Cancer Research Fund.  He is very active in the field of Geology and Meteoritics (the study of meteors and meteorites), an avid hunter and enjoys playing golf in his free time.


To Cancel reservations please email 

Shannon Dubois'

First Vice President - Ft. Worth


or 817-869-4100

Registration and Cancellations must be received by 10:00 A.M. - two (2) business days prior to the event.

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