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Christopher T. Furey

Chris Furey’s practice incorporates two key areas — energy and real estate.

Specializing in upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions, Chris works extensively with individuals and businesses in title curative issues relating to the Ohio Dormant Minerals Act and the Marketable Title Act. He takes care to provide a high level of personal attention to Bricker's landowner clients. Chris has been instrumental in the facilitation and negotiation of significant renewable energy transactions.

Chris is well-versed in the practices and procedures of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and is involved in the process of monitoring statewide policy initiatives to ensure an appropriate balance is achieved.

He also represents several school districts in Northeast Ohio in connection with the acquisition and disposition of real property. This includes purchase and sale transactions, as well as easements and various other land use agreements.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Ohio Oil & Gas Association
  • Member, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Member, American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Member, American Association of Professional Landmen, Michael Late Benedum Chapter
  • Youth basketball coach, Near West Recreation (Cleveland, Ohio)

Presentations & Published Works

  • Speaker, "Unauthorized Practice of Law/Real Estate Broker’s License Issues for Landmen", Appalachian Land Institute, American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), October 2018
  • Speaker, "Case Law Update," 2017 Oil & Gas Update, Ohio State Bar Association, November 2017
  • Speaker, "Creative Solutions to Mineral Title Issues," The Acronyms of Oil and Gas Law, Columbus Bar Association, September 2017

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2011
  • Admitted, United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Education

  • Capital University Law School (J.D., summa cum laude), 2011; Staff member and Associate Notes Editor, Capital University Law Review
  • Notre Dame College (B.A. in History), 2008