Energy and Natural Resources Services Group

For well over two decades, oil and gas companies as well as coal firms working in the Appalachian Basin have engaged our practitioners to help address the array of general and industry-specific issues that confront those businesses. Our clients partner with us because we understand the energy business and the legal environment in which it operates, and because we take a real world, business approach to the evolving challenges that our clients face. We make a point of understanding our clients’ short and long term strategies and are at our best when we play an active role in implementing those strategies. Our extensive historical experience representing exploration and production companies, drilling companies and their respective ancillary vendors has positioned us uniquely among Pittsburgh firms to service those clients both directly and indirectly affected by the recent surge in activity related to the Marcellus Shale.

The attorneys in our Energy and Natural Resources Services Group enjoy a breadth and depth of expertise that enables them to deliver superior quality service. Our practitioners have played integral roles in helping to conceive the organizational plan and capital structures of several energy start-ups. Our attorneys have significant transactional experience and have
represented our clients in connection with large-scale private equity placements, asset acquisitions and divestitures and equity transactions ranging from hundreds of thousands of dollars to matters in excess of a billion dollars. Clients rely on our attorneys to aid in structuring and negotiating the nuanced contractual relationships common within the industry,
including joint venture, joint development, operating agents, farmins and farmouts and vendor service agreements. Our attorneys provide title services relative to thousands of oil and gas acres each year and conduct title due diligence and curative services for some of the largest players in the region.

Attorneys of our Energy and Natural Resources Services Group regularly assist clients in meeting their needs and achieving their business goals in the following areas:

  • Entity Structure and Organizational Planning
  • Acquisitions and Divestitures of Oil and Gas Assets
  • Private Equity and Debt Placements
  • Joint Venture, Development, Farmout, Farmin, and Other Agreements
  • Drilling, Acquisition, and Division Order Title Opinions and Due Diligence Title Analysis
  • Title Curatives
  • Title and Contract Litigation
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Governance and General Business Operations
  • Land Owner Disputes
  • Employment Matters