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Adams and Reese Partner and Forestry Law attorney Gee Ogletree participated in the Alabama Forest Land Owner's Association news conference held on March 23rd for forest landowners concerning fence encroachments on forest property. The broadcast program, called Capital Ideas - Live!, interviewed eight forestry experts from around the Southern region and nation about concerns of land owners.
Ogletree led the discussion, "Do Fences Really Make Good Neighbors?", which is an actual essay that he wrote and was published in the summer 2008 issue of the Mississippi Forestry Association's Tree Talk magazine. In six steps, he explains why a chocolate pie offering may a better way to solve a boundary line dispute than initiating costly litigation.
Ogletree is a real estate, forestry, natural resources, economic development and business attorney who, among other things, counsels clients in avoiding litigation or resolving disputes through alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Ogletree has published articles and spoken before bar, civic and public groups concerning real estate and timber matters, environmental issues and litigation. He is the author or co-author of chapters of the Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law entitled "Resources: Timber, Water and Wildlife" and "Property: Relations Between Owners of Interests in Land."
Ogletree is a past member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Forestry Association and serves as MFA general counsel. Ogletree is licensed to practice in both Mississippi and Alabama. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Real Estate Law, Timber Law), and Chambers USA Directory as a Leader in the field of Real Estate.
All of the speakers participating in the news conference included:
Ms. Amanda Hamsley Lang, Forisk Consulting LLC, Athens, Georgia
Mr. Stephen Pecot, Alabama Cogongrass Control Center, Montgomery, Alabama
Mr. Powell G. Ogletree, Jr., Adams and Reese LLP, Jackson, Mississippi
Mr. Thomas Ebner, Consulting Forester, Columbus, Mississippi
Dr. Wayne K. Clatterbuck, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Mr. Rick Roark, Midwest Construction Products, Nashville, Tennessee
Dr. Christine L. Thomas, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Mr. Joel Pate, Boggs and Boulders Offroad Adventure Park, Brooklyn, Alabama
Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms - "The Am Law 200". The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the "NLJ 250" list of the nation's largest law firms.