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Oil and Gas

For decades, we have represented participants in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, including producers, pipelines, gathering and local distribution companies, drilling and service companies, and financial institutions.  Our oil and gas lawyers are recognized locally, regionally, and nationally for their knowledge of the industry.

Our attorneys have counseled oil and gas industry clients on a wide range of business, legislative, regulatory, and litigation matters.  We advise our clients on all types of transactional work related to the oil field, from simple leasing and well-field service contracts to sophisticated financing agreements and hedging programs.  Among other matters, our lawyers have assisted clients undertake geophysical surveys, develop master drilling programs, acquire production and pipeline assets, negotiate gas purchase and sales contracts, prepare securities offerings, and develop one of the largest independent gathering systems in the Appalachian Basin.

We also have significant experience in representing clients in energy matters before state and federal courts and arbitration panels, including significant disputes involving gas purchase and sales contracts, lease and joint operating agreements, bankruptcies, and class action royalty litigation.  Our lawyers regularly represent clients before state permitting agencies and public utilities commissions, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Ohio and U.S. Environmental Protection Agencies.

Our lawyers also have served in various capacities for energy trade associations and legal foundations, including the Ohio State Bar Association’s Natural Resources Law Committee.