Energy + Environment

Oil + Gas

Originally founded fifty years ago as an oil and gas firm, we have since grown into a full-service provider for a myriad of clients – but we’ve never strayed from our roots. Today we provide comprehensive counsel to oil and gas producers, drillers, ancillary service providers and mid-stream oil and natural gas liquids pipeline operators.

Our experience and expertise in matters concerning state agencies, contractual counter-parties and adversaries in litigation is far-reaching. Lawyers at the firm have presented and been published on a variety of issues. Six of our attorneys have been “AV” rated – the highest ranking available – in Martindale Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings; this rating is available only to lawyers with a decade or more of experience who fulfill a variety of criteria demonstrating their exceptional skill and preeminent experience.

Our Service

  • Litigation counsel: risk/opportunity assessment; trial representation; appellate counsel
  • Contractual agreements: drafting and reviewing master service agreements (MSAs); road use maintenance agreements; real estate documents; transactional documents
  • Permits and reporting: guidance through permit process (production wells, injection wells, brine transport); all required reporting with representation in administrative hearings
  • Governmental affairs: drafting of legislation; participation in committee hearings; administrative rule-making

Our Clients

As a business-focused firm with a broad suite of corporate services, we most typically serve as counsel to the gas and oil extraction and production community and to mid-stream pipeline operators, processors and marketers of natural gas liquids and oil produced in the Utica Shale region of eastern Ohio. Our clients include corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), and sole proprietorships that are local, regional and national in scope – but all have Ohio operations.

Contact Us

For more information on our energy services for unregulated industries, please contact Andrew J. Sonderman, John Brody or Kevin L. Sykes.