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Mr. Grey focuses his practice on real estate transactions and oil and gas matters. He joined Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C. in September of 2016.

Mr. Grey represents buyers, sellers, real estate agents, builders, and developers in a variety of real estate transactions. He has advised clients on matters concerning buy/sell contracts, construction contracts, assignments of leases, party wall/HOA arrangements, warranty agreements, and easements/rights of way. Mr. Grey strives to further the client’s business goal through an efficient, common-sense approach.

Within the oil and gas industry, Mr. Grey has represented start-up oil and gas companies in the acquisition of leasehold and well interests in the Rocky Mountain region. He has advised clients in the negotiation and interpretation of oil and gas leases, purchase and sale agreements, and joint operating agreements. On the title side, Mr. Grey has analyzed chains of title and drafted drilling title opinions in Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Utilizing his oil and gas expertise, he represents operators, land service companies, mineral buyers, and landowners, but also real estate clients searching for comprehensive representation from the surface to the center of the earth.

Prior to joining Frascona, he worked for a Denver law firm and served as an in-house operational landman for a Fortune 500 exploration and production company in Oklahoma City. Mr. Grey received his Juris Doctor from The Penn State Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from Wofford College, where he played defensive back as a full-scholarship member of Wofford’s NCAA Division I FCS football team. Mr. Grey is admitted to practice in the state of Colorado and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Associate Attorney, Frascona, Joiner, Goodman & Greenstein, P.C.
Boulder, CO – September 2016 to the present

Sole Member , Penrose Energy,
Denver, CO – March 2016 - Sept. 2016

Associate Attorney , Jackson Kelly, PLLC,
Denver, CO – March 2015 - March 2016

In-House Landman , Chesapeake Energy,
Oklahoma City, OK – Summer 2010, May 2011 - March 2015

Extern, The United State Court of Appeals for the third Circuit Judge D. Brooks Smith,
Duncansville, PA, Fall 2010

Juris Doctor, Penn State Law, State College, PA (cum laude, 2011)

Bachelor of Arts, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC (magna cum laude, 2008)

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    If I sign an oil and gas lease, how long will it last?

    Why is the Duration of an Oil and Gas Lease Confusing? The duration of an oil and gas lease is the cause of a lot of confusion – and for good reason. An oil and gas lease contains two ‘terms,’ a primary term and a secondary term. If the lease carries over from primary term

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    Mineral Rights – What is Forced Pooling?

    Article Updated: 7/11/2018 The oil and gas company told me to sign the lease or they would ‘force pool’ me. Can they do that? Yes, but it’s not as bad as it sounds. The term ‘forced pooling’ is slang for Colorado statute CRS § 34-60-116(6) that allows the oil and gas company to apply for

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    New Property Purchase: Are the mineral rights Included?

    I am purchasing a new property. Are the mineral rights included? The specific language in a property’s prior conveyances, known as the chain of title, dictates whether the rights to the minerals are included in the purchase. As clearly disclaimed in the Colorado Contract to Buy and Sell Real Property, buying a property does not

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    I am selling my home. Can I keep my mineral rights?

    Can I keep my mineral rights? Yes. The general rule of thumb is that minerals run with the land so the mineral ownership and rights to existing royalty payments (if any) pass with the land to the new owner. A landowner must actively reserve or convey the minerals to avoid passing them to a new

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    Zachary Grey is an attorney with Frascona, Joiner, Goodman and Greenstein, P.C. His practice areas include Real Estate and Oil & GasContact Zachary Grey. Disclaimer — Content is general information only. Information is not provided as advice for a specific matter, nor does its publication create an attorney-client relationship. Laws vary from one state to another. For legal advice on a specific matter, consult an attorney.