J. Benjamin Fraifogl

Associate
Akron
222 South Main Street
Suite 400
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6651
F 330.376.4577
P 330.849.6651 | F 330.376.4577



Overview

Mr. Fraifogl’s practice is focused in the areas of energy law and real estate, with an emphasis on oil, natural gas, and related activities. He represents and counsels clients in a number of settings including lease negotiations, land use agreements, mineral ownership and curative work, drilling opinions, and related litigation at both the trial and appellate level. In addition to his involvement in traditional areas of energy law, he has experience in developing and implementing wealth transfer and succession planning strategies to limit tax and liability exposure. Mr. Fraifogl has represented both producers and landowners in several multi-million dollar asset sales involving mineral rights, lease interests, and commercial real estate transactions. He is also extensively involved in easement negotiations and eminent domain litigation involving both national and local pipeline projects.

Services

Industries

Education

  1. Notre Dame Law School, J.D.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Natural Resources Committee
  • The Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA), Member
Community Affiliations
  • Wayne County Children’s Advocacy Center, Board of Directors, Board Secretary (2015-2017)

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Overview

Mr. Fraifogl’s practice is focused in the areas of energy law and real estate, with an emphasis on oil, natural gas, and related activities. He represents and counsels clients in a number of settings including lease negotiations, land use agreements, mineral ownership and curative work, drilling opinions, and related litigation at both the trial and appellate level. In addition to his involvement in traditional areas of energy law, he has experience in developing and implementing wealth transfer and succession planning strategies to limit tax and liability exposure. Mr. Fraifogl has represented both producers and landowners in several multi-million dollar asset sales involving mineral rights, lease interests, and commercial real estate transactions. He is also extensively involved in easement negotiations and eminent domain litigation involving both national and local pipeline projects.

Education

  1. Notre Dame Law School, J.D.

Credentials

Bar Admissions
  1. Ohio
Court Admissions
  1. U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Natural Resources Committee
  • The Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA), Member
Community Affiliations
  • Wayne County Children’s Advocacy Center, Board of Directors, Board Secretary (2015-2017)