Southwest Coshocton Landowners Association

Stubbins, Watson & Bryan Co., LPA
Kyle Witucky, Stubbins, Watson & Bryan Co., LPA

Kyle Witucky

P: 866-974-0926 (Toll Free)
P: 740-452-8484
F: 740-455-4124
F: 740-588-0848

Born in Zanesville, Kyle graduated from Zanesville High School in 2002. Kyle continued his education at The College of Wooster, where in 2006 he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. At Wooster, Kyle was awarded with an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, a grant given to the nation's top NCAA student-athletes who have excelled academically and athletically, which assists with postgraduate education costs.

After graduating from Wooster, Kyle attended Capital University Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, in May 2010. At Capital, he was an Associate Editor with the Capital University Law Review. Kyle was admitted to the Ohio Bar in November 2010. He is a member of The Ohio State Bar Association and The Muskingum County Bar Association.

Kyle joined Stubbins, Watson & Bryan in August 2010. His practice is focused on the many aspects of oil and gas development, as well as estate planning and estate administration. With regard to his oil and gas practice, Kyle has been involved with a wide array of matters relating to the Utica and Marcellus plays, from title curative work, including lease forfeitures and litigation under the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act, to lease and pipeline right-of-way negotiations. On behalf of individual landowners, Kyle has negotiated Utica/Point Pleasant and Marcellus shale leases. Having spent much of the past two years working to obtain releases or resolve ambiguities of the two-page leases of days past, Kyle appreciates the necessity of a quality, landowner-friendly lease today.

Kyle's estate planning and Probate practice assists clients with everything from a basic Last Will to efficiently administering one's estate. Kyle has assisted clients by preparing Financial and Health Care Powers of Attorney, Last Wills, and Revocable Living Trusts. Additionally, Kyle has been involved with complex oil and gas planning, which includes the formation of limited liability companies, transfers of mineral interests, and gifting in an effort to reduce tax liability and allow for efficient transitions from one generation to the next.

Kyle is a member of the Muskingum County Community Foundation Council, the Zanesville Rotary Club, Professional Connections, and the Hills of Ohio Planned Giving Council.

 

Mark Stubbins, Stubbins, Watson & Bryan Co., LPA

Mark Stubbins

P: 866-974-0926 (Toll Free)
P: 740-452-8484
F: 740-455-4124
F: 740-588-0848

Mark was born in Zanesville, Ohio, on November 13, 1957. Stubbins attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and graduated with a B.S. in Business (Finance) in 1980. Stubbins attended law school at the University of Cincinnati and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1983.

Mark is a former President of the Muskingum County Bar Association. Mark is currently a member of the Muskingum County and Ohio State Bar Associations. He was admitted to the State of Ohio Bar in 1983 and was admitted to U.S. Federal Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, in 1984. He joined his father's (James B Stubbins, 1918-2012) firm in 1984 in Zanesville, Ohio, and has practiced law in this community with the firm of Stubbins, Watson & Bryan since that time.

Mark's law practice involves representing property owners in protecting their oil, gas and mineral interests. He has represented numerous clients in actions involving oil and gas litigation in Muskingum, Guernsey, Noble and Monroe Counties. This litigation involves cases to invalidate leases in which an oil company has breached its obligations to the landowner or refused to release old nonproducing leases. Mark is also involved in Dormant Mineral Act (R.C. 5301.56) litigation involving severed mineral interests and the process to preserve those rights or cause their abandonment. Mark also reviews and evaluates proposed oil and gas leases to ensure the agreement contains provisions designed to provide for quick nonrefundable signing bonus payments, to place appropriate restrictions on land use and limitations to specific formations, as well as providing other long term contractual provisions for the landowner's benefit.

Mark also practices in other areas of civil litigation. This includes instituting foreclosures, representing banking and business clients in collection of past due accounts, assisting landlords in eviction and damages claims. Mark represents a wide array of commercial and business clients in regard to contractual disputes. He also represents the eastern Ohio bankruptcy trustee in litigation to secure recovery for creditors in Chapter 7 cases.

Mark Stubbins is a Past President of The Rotary Club of Zanesville Daybreak. In addition, he has served on numerous charitable organizational Boards in the Zanesville area.