Monday, July 8th, 2019
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. ConocoPhillips Co. v. Koopmann 547 S.W.3d 858 (Tex. 2018) (Rule against perpetuities) held that the rule against perpetuities is generally not applicable in oil and gas conveyances, if the termination of […]

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Bradley v. Shaffer, 535 S.W.3d 242 (Tex. App.—Eastland 2017, no pet.) held that a trust did not violate the rule against perpetuities, that a mineral deed executed in violation of the […]

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Richard F. Brown The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you. Hamman v. Bright & Co., 924 S.W.2d 168 (Tex. App.—Amarillo 1966, no writ history) holds that a top lease violates the Texas constitutional rule against perpetuities, which provides that “[P]erpetuities . […]

Monday, August 31st, 2015
Richard F. Brown   The following is not a legal opinion. You should consult your attorney if the case may be of significance to you.   Bowers v. Taylor, No. 01-05-00667-CV, 2007 WL 1299440 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist] 2007, no pet.), holds that the terms of a mineral deed convey a presently vested interest in […]