Selected Articles List Organized by Topic

ABSTRACTING
301. “Examination of an Abstract of Title in Oklahoma: A Procedural Outline”; Oklahoma Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Conference, Durant, Oklahoma (June 24, 2017)

256. “The Need for a Federal District Court Certificate in All Title Examinations: A Reconsideration”, 83 Oklahoma Bar Journal 2367 (November 3, 2012)

160. “Contract Revisions, Abstracting, & Title Examination in Oklahoma”, Title Examination in Oklahoma, Lorman Education Services, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (December 3, 2003)

104. “An Attack by the State Auditor on the ’30-Year Abstract'”, 68 Oklahoma Bar Journal 517 (February 22, 1997)

50. “Contract Provisions, Abstracting, & Title Examination in Oklahoma”, Title Examination in Oklahoma, Lorman Education Services, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (December 3, 2003)

6. “Abstract Certificate Officially Changed,” 54 Oklahoma Bar Journal 1713 (June 1983)

CORPORATE EXECUTION
68. “Corporate Attest, Seal Still Needed For Real Estate Documents”, 84 Oklahoma Banker 17 (February 4, 1994)

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
62. “Environmental Laws Affecting Real Estate Title,” Legal Institute of Pickens County, I.T., Joint Oklahoma Bar Association and Carter County Bar Associations, Ardmore, Oklahoma (May 21, 1993)

FUTURE OF REAL PROPERTY
179. “A Status Report: On-Line Images and E-Filing of Land Documents in Oklahoma”, Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, Vol. 59 No. 3, p. 316, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Fall, 2005)

159. “A Look at Selected Future Changes Likely to Affect the Oklahoma Real Estate Attorney”, Emerging Topics in Real Estate Law, OBA Real Property Law Section, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (November 6, 2003) and Tulsa, Oklahoma (November 7, 2003)

HOMESTEAD ISSUES
226. “Marital Homestead Rights Protection: Impact of Hill v. Discover Card?”, 80 The Oklahoma Bar Journal 2408 (November 21, 2009)

162. “Real Estate Homesteads in Oklahoma: Conveying and Encumbering Such Interest”, 75 The Oklahoma Bar Journal 1357 (May 15, 2004)

153. “The Four ’Homesteads’ in Oklahoma: Some Observations on Their Impact on Real Estate”, Oklahoma City Commercial Law Attorneys Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (February 18, 2003)

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATIONS & CONDOMINIUMS
208. “Responsible Dog Ownership in Oklahoma City (Loose, Barking and Pooping Dogs)”, The Quail Creek Home Owners Association Monthly Newsletter, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (October 12, 2008)

186. “Amending the Governing Documents for Condominiums and Homeowners’ Associations”, Establishing and Operating Homeowner’s Associations: Understanding the Legal Issues in Oklahoma, Lorman Education Systems, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (September 27, 2006)

17. “Pets, Parking and Pools: Association Rules and Regulations,” Representing Homeowners Associations: Condominiums, Townhomes and Other PUDs, Oklahoma City University Law School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (September 9, 1986)

LEASES
95. “Residential Leases—The Landlord’s Perspective”, Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma (February 23, 1996) and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (March 1, 1996)

8. “Landlord’s Lien,” Landlord-Tenant Remedies (also Program Chairman), Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma (March 16, 1984), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (March 25, 1984)

LIENS: FIXTURES, JUDGMENTS, MATERIALMEN, MORTGAGES
248. “The Real Estate Mortgage Follows the Promissory Note Automatically Without an Assignment: The Lesson of BAC Home Loans”, 82 OBJ 2938 (December 10, 2011)

228. “Do Statutory Monetary Penalties, Arising due to a Lender’s Failure to File a Mortgage Release, Apply to Constructive Mortgages and Fixtures Filings?”, The Oklahoma County Bar Association Briefcase, Part I: V. 42, No. 1 OCBA Briefcase 5 (January 2010), and Part II: V. 42, No. 2 OCBA Briefcase 5 (February 2010)

227. “The Elusive Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations for Attorney Title Opinions”, The Oklahoma County Bar Association Briefcase, Part I: V. 41, No. 10 OCBA Briefcase 7 (October 2009), and Part II: V. 41, No. 12 OCBA Briefcase 7 (December 2009)

219. “Real Property Question Corner: Who Suffers If The County Clerk Mis-Indexes A Conveyance Or A Money Judgment?”, The Oklahoma County Bar Association Briefcase, Part I: V, 41, No. 8 OCBA Briefcase 7 (August 2009), and Part II: V. 41, No. 9 OCBA Briefcase 7 (September 2009)

217. “The Elusive Foreclosure Judgment Lien”, Oklahoma City Real Property Lawyers Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (June 12, 2009)

106. “Have Judgment Lien Creditors Become ‘Bona Fide Purchasers’?”, 68 Oklahoma Bar Journal 1071 (March 29, 1997)

100. “Mortgage Lenders Must Now Secure Two Judgments to Enforce Their Real Estate Mortgage”, 87 Oklahoma Banker 11 (January 3, 1997)

67. “A Brief Analysis of USA v. Ward, 985 F.2d 500 (10th Cir. 1993): The Federal Loan Programs’ Inextinguishable Mortgage Lien”, Presented to the Oklahoma City Commercial and Banking Lawyers Group, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 20, 1994)

64. “Federal Money Judgment Liens Under the Federal Debt Collection Procedure Act: A 40-Year Super-Lien”, 64 Oklahoma Bar Journal 3195 (October 23, 1993)

58. “Local Real Property Recordings Required For Federal Money Judgments,” 63 Oklahoma Bar Journal 2697 (September 30, 1992)

52. “One Step Beyond: Judicial Creation of a Judgment Lien in Divorce Decrees,” 62 Oklahoma Bar Journal 2631 (September 14, 1991)

32. “Judgment Lien Creation Now Requires a Judgment Affidavit,” 59 Oklahoma Bar Journal 3643 (December 1988)

13. “Mechanics’ and Materialmen’s Lien: An Overview With A Discussion Of Selected Problems,” Real Estate Titles And Conveyancing, Oklahoma City University Law School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 18, 1985); and Oklahoma City Title Attorney’s Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (February 8, 1985)

12. “Executing, Perfecting & Priorities of Security Interests in Real Estate Fixtures,” The Law of Real Estate Finance, Oklahoma City University Law School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (November 16, 1984)

OIL & GAS ISSUES
320. “Reforming Deeds Which Fail to Reserve Minerals – Dig into Oil & Gas Hot Topics”, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (September 26, 2019)

308. “’Marketable Title’ vs. ‘Defensible Title’ When Examining Oil & Gas Interests: An Overview of the Law in Oklahoma”; Joint Seminar Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landman & American Association of Professional Landmen Field, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (April 19, 2018)

291. “Interpreting Oil and Gas Conveyances: Some Examples”, Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma (May 13, 2016) and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (September 30, 2016)

265. “Oil and Gas Title Examination Basic Terms”, Oil & Gas Title Examination, The Oklahoma Bar Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma (September 12, 2013), and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (September 13, 2013)

239. “Oklahoma’s Marketable Record Title Act: An Argument for its Application to Chains of Title to Severed Minerals after Rocket Oil and Gas Co. v. Donabar”, 82 The Oklahoma Bar Journal 622 (March 12, 2011)

214. “Well Site Safety Zone Act: New life for Act”, 80 The Oklahoma Bar Journal 1061 (May 9, 2009)

194. “Marketable Title: What is it? And Why Should Mineral Title Examiners Care?”, The 2007 Rock Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Institute, Westminster, Colorado (September 13, 2007)

37. “Oklahoma Title Examination Standards and Curative Acts Relating to Oil and Gas Interests,” 24 Tulsa L.J. 548 (1989) (with David D. Morgan)

3. “Lenders Mineral Title Insurance: A Mini-Primer,” 53 Oklahoma Bar Journal 3089 (December 1982)

REAL PROPERTY PROCEEDINGS
332. ” Probate Venue (aka Jurisdiction) Is Important: Fulks Overules Walker

324. “Seeking Default Judgment: After Schweigert“, 91 Oklahoma Bar Journal 54 (April 2020)

255. “Oklahoma Real Property Partition: Procedure and Forms”, The Oklahoma Bar Association Real Property Law Section, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (October 25, 2012), and Tulsa, Oklahoma (October 26, 2012)

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY CONDITION DISCLOSURE
148. “Oklahoma Residential Property Condition Disclosure Act: An Overview”, Churchill-Brown Realtors Training Meeting, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (June 18, 2002)

TAX SALES
92. “Tax Resales: Invisible and Invincible Liens that may be Surviving the Sale — A Forum for Input for Possible Solutions”, Oklahoma City Title Attorney’s Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (October 13, 1995)

82. “Statute, Practices on Tax Sale Notices Raise Concerns”, 85 Oklahoma Banker 9 (June 9, 1995)

TITLE EXAMINATION: SELECTED ISSUES
318. “Discussion of Selected Oklahoma Appellate Court Cases: False Affidavits, Reformation of Deeds and Default Judgments”, 2019 Oklahoma Judicial Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (July 9, 2019)

310. “Discussion of Selected Supreme Court Cases: Ancient Probates, Default Judgments & Reformation of Deeds”; 2018 Oklahoma Judicial Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (July 19, 2019)

306. “Constructive Notice: Oklahoma’s Hybrid System Affecting Surface and Mineral Titles,” 89 Oklahoma Bar Journal 40 (January 2018)

294. “The Oklahoma Marketable Record Title Act (‘aka’ The ‘Recording Act’): An Argument That This 30-Year Curative Act Can Extinguish Co-Tenancies,” 87 Oklahoma Bar Journal 27 (October 15, 2016)

276. “Marketable Record Title: A Deed Which Conveys Only the Grantor’s ‘Right, Title and Interest’ Can be A ‘Root Of Title’”, 85 OBJ 1104 (May 17, 2014)

275. “Title Examination Standards in America and in Oklahoma”, Oklahoma City University, School of Business “Energy Law Masters Program” (Property Law), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (May 14, 2014)

264. “Nontestamentary Transfer of Property Act: An Update on Oklahoma’s Use of the Transfer-on-Death Deed (Effective 2011)”, Capital Division Order Analyst Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (June 18, 2013)

245. “An Introduction to the Transfer on Death Act & Changes Coming in 2011”, TitleGram Newsletter (October 14, 2011)

238. “Legal Descriptions and Surveys: An Overview in Oklahoma”, Oklahoma City University School of Law “Real Estate Development”, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (March 8, 2011)

177. “Selected Title Examination Issues”, Chaparral Energy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (August 1, 2005)

87. “Title Examination Standards: A Second Status Report”, ABA Land Transactions Group (C-Committees) Newsletter, Number 5, July 1995

86. “Title Examination Standards: Suggestions on Adopting and Maintaining Standards”, ABA Land Transactions Group (C-Committees) Newsletter, Number 5, July 1995

78. “The History and Direction of Title Examination Standards in American”, The Arkansas Bar Association 1995 Real Estate Seminar, Hot Springs, Arkansas (March 31-April 1, 2995)

46. “Title Examination Standards in America: A Status Report”; Probate and Real Property Magazine, ABA Real Property, Probate and Trust Magazine, September/October 1990

24. “Title Examination Standards from the Mortgagee’s Standpoint,” Oklahoma City University Law School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (November 19, 1987)

7. “Title Insurance for the Lender,” Land Development, Multi-Family and Secondary Mortgage Market Financing, Oklahoma City University Law School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (January 27, 1984)

1. “The Title Standards Committee: A Status Report,” 53 Oklahoma Bar Journal 1827 (July 1982)

TITLE INSURANCE: SELECTED ISSUES
183. “Favorite Title Examination Standards Relating to Title Insurance”, Oklahoma Land Title Association Advanced Title Insurance Seminar, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (February 8, 2006)

123. “Avoiding Title Pitfalls” & “Title Insurance”, Oklahoma Association of Realtors/Real Estate Seminar, Stillwater, Oklahoma (October 8, 1998)

TRUST ISSUES
116. “Can Bankers Trust Trusts? Or A Brisk Walk Thru ‘Never-Never’ Revocable Trust Land”, Oklahoma City Commercial Law Attorney’s Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (April 21, 1998)