Gas & Mineral Rights
We Specialize In:
No matter your position in the gas and oil industry, we have the experience to serve you.
Oil and natural gas are flourishing industries in Pennsylvania. Our office strives to assist businesses and individuals to take economic advantage of these growing industries.
We have successfully negotiated for our clients a broad range of gas and oil related agreements, including assignments, purchase and sale agreements, gas and oil leases, surrenders, right-of-ways and assignments of overriding royalty interests.
Clients include conventional well operators and lessees under gas and oil leases, defending their rights to develop their interests against claims of invalid leases or non-compliance with those leases. We also aid our clients in addressing regulatory and environmental issues by working with DEP and other state agencies and, where necessary, defending our clients in front of the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board.
We also represent landowners and lessors under gas and oil leases. We have gone to court to have invalid or expired leases declared void, thereby allowing our clients to re-lease their gas and oil rights to other developers. We have also fought and won cases involving improper payments of royalties to lessors and other royalty owners
Coal is an important resource throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our office is located in the heart of coal country, and we know how important coal is to our region.
Our office is able to assist individuals and companies efficiently navigate all aspects of the coal industry in Pennsylvania. We advise businesses engaged in the extraction and use of coal and coal-derived products, including mining companies, power producers and utilities. We also advise and represent surface owners and other individuals and industries impacted by coal extraction.
Businesses involved in coal extraction in Pennsylvania face a variety of regulatory and environmental challenges. We also assist our clients in navigating the regulatory agencies that coal producers in our area may encounter.