Course Description

This course provides an overview of various issues relating to oil and gas in estate planning and administration.  Topics include:

  • Determining ownership of oil and gas rights
  • Transferring oil and gas rights prior to death
  • Estate planning with oil and gas rights
  • Pennsylvania inheritance tax
  • Valuing oil and gas rights
  • Selling property but retaining oil and gas rights
  • Practice tips


Please note that due to a technical issue the first 60 seconds of sound are not available on the video but the content is captioned.

This course includes video recorded from the Washington County Bar Association's 2021 Winter Bench Bar.


Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.


CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.


Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Daniel P. Gustine, Esq.

    Daniel P. Gustine, Esq.

    Daniel P. Gustine is an Associate with Peacock Keller. Mr. Gustine grew up in Green Tree, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Bridgeville. He attended St. Margaret of Scotland School and Bishop Canevin High School. Mr. Gustine graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Writing. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Dayton School of Law in 2014.

    During law school he interned in the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office, working in their Investigations Unit. He also worked as a legal extern for a Dayton, Ohio law firm, for which he earned the CALI award from the University of Dayton for achieving the top grade in his externship course.

    Mr. Gustine joined Peacock Keller as an Associate attorney in May of 2015 and provides counsel to his clients in several areas of the law, including Estate Planning and Administration, Real Estate, and Business.

    Mr. Gustine is licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is a member of both the Allegheny County and Washington County Bar Associations.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Oil and Gas Issues in Estate Administration Course Materials
    • Oil and Gas Issues in Estate Administration Part One
    • Oil and Gas Issues in Estate Administration Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)