James D. Tack, Jr.

Email: jtack@robertsonwilliams.com

Mr. Tack is a Partner in the offices of Robertson & Williams. Mr. Tack has extensive experience in the comprehensive representation of oil and gas exploration companies along with mineral and royalty owners. His areas of practice include acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas properties, oil and gas title examination and opinions, oil and gas contracts, commercial transactions, oil and gas litigation and commercial litigation. Mr. Tack has an “AV” Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Tack is a frequent presenter of continuing legal education courses on the topics of general oil and gas law, title examination and oil and gas leasing.  Mr. Tack is an avid homebrewer, fly fisherman and outdoorsman. Mr. Tack is an active member of his church and has served as trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City. He enjoys spending time and traveling with his wife, Ginnie, two daughters and grandchildren.

Education

  • 1977 – J.D., Washburn University, cum laude
  • 1973 – B.S. in Engineering, Cornell University

Professional Admissions

  • 1978 – Oklahoma Bar Association
  • 1979 – U. S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • 2000 – U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Professional Affiliations & Volunteer Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Mineral Lawyers Society of Oklahoma City
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Oklahoma Title Examination Standards Committee

Publications & Presentations

  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation, “Oklahoma Title Standards and Statutory Curative Acts” for NBI Seminar: Ultimate Guide to Oil and Gas Title Law, Oklahoma City, 2015.
  • Presentation for the Washburn School of Law, Oil and Gas Title Examination Course, visiting lecturer, “Preparing the Opinion and Drafting Title Requirements, Statutory Pooling, Ethics Panel,” 2015, 2017, 2019.
  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation, “Lease/Ownership Challenges, Disputes and Negotiations” for NBI Seminar: Frac Law From Land Contract Negotiations to Environmental Disputes, Oklahoma City, 2014.
  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation, “Fracking: Land Lease Negotiations & Environmental Concerns” for NBI Teleconference, 2012.
  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation, “Negotiating Oil and Gas Leases” for NBI Teleconference, 2013.
  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation, “Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Law” for NBI Seminar: Energy Law Basics, Oklahoma City, 2011.
  • OCAPL/AAPL Field Landman Seminar, “How do I fix that? Curing Title Defects,” 2019.