Jacob handles a range of matters for clients in the energy and natural resources industry, including preparing complex drilling, division order and supplement title opinions such as opinions involving private, state, federal and Indian ownership. He provides sound counsel to corporate clients to help resolve disputes involving royalty payment calculations, withholding royalty payments, lease validity and mineral ownerships, including ownership in riparian lands.
Jacob’s practice also involves transactional matters related to the industry, including reviewing and drafting assignments of oil and gas interests and proposing strategic solutions to cure title defects.
Before Fox Rothschild
Jacob was previously an attorney at a full-service law firm focused on the oil and gas industry. He also served as an independent petroleum landman for a company in North Dakota, where he researched property ownership relating to surface and mineral ownership, leasehold status and working interest throughout Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota.
While in law school, Jacob served as an intern for the Honorable Judge Dale B. Lindman of the Ramsey County District Court and as a research assistant to Patent and Intellectual Property Professor R. Carl Moy. He also was a certified student attorney in the Clinical Certification Program with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Before entering the legal field, Jacob was a design engineer and an associate product engineer, where he worked on such products as commercial lighting systems, aluminum architectural trim and an extensive electronic materials product line that included both adhesive-based flexible laminate and adhesiveless laminate produced by a plasma-enhanced chemical vapor disposition process.
While in college, Jacob spent semesters abroad in Australia, Greece and Italy.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Jacob presents to corporate audiences on a variety of topics related to energy and natural resources, including evolving case law and statutory, regulatory and business matters.