Curtis Horne, CPL


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A field landman since 1981, Curt has experience in Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, Arkansas and Montana. After joining the American Association of Professional Landmen in 1997, Curt earned his CPL designation in 1999. He currently serves on the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee, having previously chaired the Certification, Ethics, Publications and Field Landman Committees, and the 2013 AAPL Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. He was elected to the Executive Committee as Treasurer for 2007-2008. On the local level, he is a member of the North Houston Association of Professional Landmen and the Houston Association of Professional Landmen, having served in leadership positions for both.

Mr. Horne serves as an instructor for the AAPL CPL/RPL Exam Review, and other AAPL seminars, presenting topics which include Real Property Law, Contract Law, The Oil & Gas Lease, Title Opinions and Curative, Conveyancing, Interest Calculations, Negotiations and Ethics. He has also spoken on a variety of topics for the Texas Land Institute, HAPL, NHAPL, ALTAPL, SAAPL, NADOA, HADOA, NALTA, ALTA and NARO, among others.

Curt lives in the Houston suburb of Pearland with his wife Jamie and their daughter, age 19, and son, age 18. They are active parishioners at St. Helen Catholic Church, where Curt was the Chairman of the 2008 Parish Bazaar and Auction. Curt enjoys cycling and running, and has successfully completed the BP MS150, the Hotter'n Hell Hundred and the Houston Marathon.

Specialties: Project management, title search and examination, lease acquisition, seismic permit and option negotiation, runsheet preparation, title curative, Texas Railroad Commission research, expert witness services.