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Presenter: Scott Deatherage and 1 more

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.


Monday, September 28, 2020

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                8:00 - 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am CDT
Break:                                 11:45 am - 12:15 pm CDT
Afternoon Session:             12:15 – 3:30 pm CDT

Land Development for Utility-Scale Wind Energy Systems
J. Lederle

   Understanding rights to develop wind energy
   Ownership of right to wind energy
   Determining what is a good site for a wind energy system
   Wind resources
   Land access
   Zoning/land use restrictions
   Environmental considerations
   Transmission potential
   Other simultaneous land uses
   Typical types of agreements for development of wind energy
   Drafting considerations

Land Development for Utility-Scale
Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems
S. Deatherage

   Understanding rights to develop solar energy
   Ownership of right to solar energy
   Determining what is a good site for a solar energy system
   Solar resources
   Land access
   Zoning/land use restrictions
   Environmental considerations
   Transmission potential
   Other simultaneous land uses
   Typical types of agreements for development of solar energy
   Drafting considerations

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Attorneys
  • Engineers
  • Landmen
  • Paralegals/Legal Assistants

     6.0 Texas CLE Hours TBLS Hours:
     6.0 Administrative Law
     6.0 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
     6.0 Real Estate Law

Professional Engineers
     6.0 CE Hours

     6.0 AAPL CE Hours

     6.0 Real Estate Law

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is approved for 6.0 CLE hours for Texas attorneys. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has awarded 6.0 CLE specialization hours in the areas of Administrative Law, Real Estate Law, and Oil, Gas and Mineral Law for attorneys.

This webinar offers 6.0 PDHs to Texas professional engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval.

The American Association of Professional Landmen has approved this program for 6.0 RL, RPL or CPL recertification credits, no ethics credit, and no CPL/ESA credits.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has awarded 6.0 CLE hours in the area of Real Estate Law for paralegals.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Scott Deatherage

S. Deatherage Law

Mr. Deatherage is a founding partner in the Dallas law firm of S. Deatherage Law, PLLC, and the author of the book Carbon Trading Law and Practice (Oxford University Press). Over the last 32 years, he has focused on environmental issues, energy, and climate change.  For most of his career, he worked with large law firms in Dallas, but four years ago he formed his own firm and also began pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities. He earned his B.A. in Letters from The University of Oklahoma in 1984 with highest honors, with minors in Botany and French, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1987 cum laude, where he served as the Articles Editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review. Mr. Deatherage was one of the founders of the American Bar Association’s Environmental Disclosure Committee.  He has taught Climate Change Law at the University of Texas Law School. He currently is general counsel of a company developing electric vehicle charging stations and planning to supply them with utility-scale solar plus storage facilities.

Jake Lederle

Wetsel, Carmichael, Allen, & Lederle, L.L.P.

Jacob R. “Jake” Lederle is a partner at the firm of Wetsel, Carmichael, Allen, & Lederle, LLP. He maintains a broad practice in the energy sector and specializes in renewable energy (wind and solar), eminent domain and condemnation, and oil and gas law. In addition to his energy-related practice, he also routinely advises clients in other areas of real estate and estate planning as well as in civil litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law where he was a research assistant to preeminent oil and gas scholar Ernest E. Smith. He frequently writes and speaks on a variety of topics in the energy business, including the accommodation doctrine, executive rights, competing surface uses, severance of wind rights, environmental concerns in siting renewable energy, condemnation proceedings, and negotiating leases and easements. In fact, his paper “Everything Under the Sun: A Guide to Siting Solar in the Lone Star State” was one of the first published articles on solar energy in Texas.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.