John L. Solomon – Founder and President
John Solomon has over 20 years’ experience in real estate and corporate law with a specific focus in the oil and gas and telecom industries. After receiving B.S. in Business Administration from Murray State University and then his law degree from the University of Kentucky, Mr. Solomon was in private practice in Lexington, Kentucky for two years before moving to the Washington D.C. area where he continued to practice primarily in the real estate area. Thereafter, he held the office of executive director of a large marketing company for four years that was later named the “Fastest Growing Privately-Held Company in America” by Inc. Magazine. In 1998, John managed the title administration of a large, multistate fiber optic right-of-way project and has worked in the oil and gas, telecom and alternative energy industries ever since. He has worked as a contract field landman, held the position of crew chief over several successful projects in the Appalachian and Illinois basins, has owned and operated a successful landman brokerage firm, and has and continues to successfully facilitate the purchase and sale of large lease plays and drilling projects.
Michael C. Duncan – Vice President
A native of Southwest Arkansas and Northwest Louisiana, Mike Duncan grew up in a family of landmen dating back to the 1930’s. He has spent 12 years in the oil and gas industry. He is highly versed in all phases of land work. His career in the oil and gas industry includes lease acquisition, comprehensive title and curative, coordination with construction and survey, and all areas of surface acquisition and interaction with government regulatory agencies pertinent to the oil and gas industry. He was field project manager of a 300,000 acre leasehold for El Paso E&P for over 5 years in the Illinois Basin. He has worked extensively in the Appalachian Basin and has run title and field crews in the Baaken/Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana. Mike attended Memphis State University and Santa Fe Junior College in Gainesville Florida. He spent over 30 years in the music business as an artist, songwriter, advertising jingle producer and booking agent. He enjoys golf, fishing and continues to write and record music in his recording studio.
Justin M. Wayne – Project Management
Justin Wayne has over 9 years of experience in the Oil and Gas industry and oversees the management of all projects. Highly proficient in drill title, HBP unit assessment, curative, and lease analysis, he has also managed due-diligence projects, including a 200,000-acre HBP leasehold acquisition in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Justin started his career researching mineral ownership and negotiating leases in the Illinois Basin and Trenton Black River Plays. He has managed large drill title crews for clients in the Appalachian Basin. He has performed extensive HBP unit assessment, curative, and lease analysis. His responsibilities have included the review of working interests, net revenue interests, royalty interests, joint operating agreements, and assistance with client division orders. Since 2007, Justin has worked primarily in the Appalachian Basin and has managed projects for several national and international companies. Justin works closely with clients to ensure that their projects are completed in a timely and professional manner. Away from work, Justin enjoys hunting, deep sea fishing, and attending sporting events.
David L. Solomon – Title Administration
David Solomon is the Director of Title Administration and oversees the development and implementation of guidelines, protocols and policies for all title research, reporting, analysis and delivery; use and implementation of the companies land data system; coordination of staffing and reporting needs with project managers and title attorneys; management of the drill title review team and review processes; as well as all title related crew training and project orientation. His experience is extensive throughout the Appalachian and Illinois Basins. In addition to his current role, he has also managed large drill title and due diligence projects in the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays. David has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana. Prior to working in the oil and gas industry, he garnered considerable experience in supervision, management and program development in the public, private and corporate arenas.