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HKQ Attorney Speaks at Gas-Lease Forum

Joseph Kluger Business Lawyer(Kingston, PA - May 20, 2013) - Attorney Joseph E. Kluger of the law firm of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn was a featured speaker recently at a forum for Lackawanna County landowners regarding Marcellus shale gas extraction.

Kluger, who manages HKQ’s Commercial Law Department, spoke on the topic of estate planning and trusts for landowners who have derived income by leasing their land for gas exploration and extraction. The community forum, which was sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors on behalf of the Greenfield Gas Group, was held last month at the Heart Lake Lodge in Scott Township.

A panel of experts, including Kluger, spoke on a variety of topics, including the potential impacts of gas drilling on drinking water, estate planning and trusts, investment planning and managing royalty income, and tax implications of oil and gas leases.

Headquartered in Kingston with offices in Scranton, the firm offers a variety of legal services to businesses, banks, non-profits and individuals. The firm also handles all types of personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice, vehicle accidents and worker’s compensation.