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   3Paula K. ManisLansing(517) 485-0400pkmanis@loomislaw.compkmanis@loomislaw.comLoomis Ewert Parsley Davis & Gotting PCwww.loomislaw.comwww.loomislaw.commanispaula.jpgADR Law: Commercial LitigationEnergy LawMineral & Natural Resource LawPublic Utilities Law: Gas/Water/ElectricADR Law: Commercial Real Estate, Environmental & ConstructionOil, Gas and Natural Resources LawsReal Estate LawTransactional LawMediations/Facilitations/Arbitrations
Paula K.
Loomis Ewert Parsley Davis & Gotting PC
2400 Lake Lansing Rd Ste E
Lansing MI 48912
Ph.(517) 485-0400 Fx.(517) 485-5878
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
ADR Law: Commercial Litigation    Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Laws
Energy Law    Real Estate Law
Mineral & Natural Resource Law     Transactional Law
Public Utilities Law: Gas/Water/Electric     Mediations/Facilitations/Arbitrations
ADR Law: Commercial Real Estate, Environmental & Construction
Advisory Board Member
County:  Ingham
Practice Description:  
For over 30 years, Paula K. Manis, has successfully and continuously maintained a diverse oil and gas practice. Starting out as a field landman for Amoco in Michigan, Ms. Manis has worked within and on the side of the oil and gas industry her entire legal career.

Licensed to practice law in Michigan, Ohio and Illinois, Ms. Manis counsels multiple major and independent oil and gas companies on a daily basis, in all aspects of oil and gas matters, from upstream to downstream. She is experienced in pulling together sophisticated joint ventures and drilling programs, negotiating and drafting purchase and sale contracts, exploration agreements, JOAs and other industry-related contracts. She has extensive experience in acquisitions and divestures, including negotiating and drafting letters of intent and buy-sell agreements, as well as working closely with clients through the entire due diligence process.

She is thorough and efficient at researching, drafting and reviewing title opinions, thus protecting her clients from developing or investing in wells, or projects with uncommitted interests, and preventing future lawsuits caused by careless or non-existent title work. Over the course of her long career, Ms. Manis has rendered more than a thousand acquisitions, drilling, division order, and financing transaction title opinions.

Being part of the Loomis team allows Ms. Manis to work closely with other members of the Oil and Gas Group and other practice groups within the Firm so that her clients receive not only quality, industry-specific representation but, if needed, representation in other areas, such as regulatory matters, environmental, securities, and taxation.

Having experienced the cyclical nature of the industry, Ms. Manis understands and appreciates the many and complex challenges that face her clients, and brings a common-sense, business approach to the legal services she provides. Always mindful of the "big picture", she strives to provide her clients with practical, comprehensive legal services at a competitive rate. She credits this approach for her success in establishing long-term relationships with several industry clients in the Mid-West Region.

Ms. Manis is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution, serving as both a mediator and arbitrator in oil and gas related matters, Federal crop insurance matters and other civil matters.

Bar Admissions:  

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Hearing Panelist, State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board
State Bar of Michigan
  Former Chair, Oil, Gas & Natural Resources Committe of the Real Property Section
  Environmental Law Section
  Alternate Dispute Resolution Section
  Alternate Dispute Resolution Council
  Former Chair, ADR Council Government Task Force subcommittee
Ingham County Bar Association, Real Property Section
Member, Michigan Oil & Gas Association, 1981-present
  Former Chair, Legislative Liaison Committee
  Legal & Legislative Committee
  Member of the former Public Relations Committee
Michigan Association of Petroleum Landmen, 1981-present
Member, Ohio Oil and Gas Association
Board Member, Dispute Resolution Center of Central Michigan, 2001-2010
Co-President, Dispute Resolution Center of Central Michigan, 2005-2006
Neutral on the roster of the American Arbitration Association, 2006-present
Member of the Ingham County Circuit Court ADR Oversight Committee, 2003-present

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers of 2013 AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Best Lawyers of America, Oil and Gas Law (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) Best Lawyers of America, Alternative Dispute Resolution (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013) Best Lawyers of America, Arbitration/Mediation (2014 and 2015)

Published Legal Writing:  Author, "Across the Great Divide": Surface Owners vs. Severed Mineral Owners. What is "Reasonable Use", Michigan Bar Journal, February 1999, Vol. 78, No. 2.

Firm Description:  
The Loomis Law Firm is committed to providing expert, innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex legal problems. For over 60 years, we have served as trusted advisors to Michigan businesses from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, helping them navigate the challenges of an ever-changing legal, regulatory and business environment.

We have successfully forged new partnerships and working relationships between businesses, individuals and federal, state and local governments to accomplish our clients' objectives.

When disputes arise, we are vigorous and effective advocates before state and federal courts, administrative agencies and tribunals, and in all aspects of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation.

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