Sharon Flanery concentrates her practice in the areas of energy and natural resources law and leads the firm's Energy and Natural Resources Department. As a petroleum engineer with both an operating and legal background in the industry, she brings real world experience to her practice. This experience includes acquisitions and divestitures, mineral leases, joint ventures, contract mining agreements, joint operating agreements, and sales and marketing agreements, as well as gathering, transportation, and processing agreements. In addition, she has substantial experience in land and legal due diligence associated with mineral transactions and in the legislative and regulatory arenas.
Team leader responsible for numerous asset and equity transactions, lease transactions, and due diligence for acquisitions or divestitures, as lead or local counsel, involving over 1,000,000 gross oil and gas acres and involving hundreds of millions of tons of coal
Drafted legislation on behalf of a Fortune 500 energy client which clarified the requirements for notification of landowners in connection with coalbed methane development situations and prepared implementation guidelines and procedures for the client to use under the new legislation
Team leader responsible for drafting and negotiating multi-million dollar supply agreement for the production and sale of biomass to an electric generating plant. The project involved traditional contract issues, clean air and greenhouse gas regulations, potential tax credits and subsidies for renewable energy sources, corporate tax and intellectual property issues.
- J.D. Duquesne University
- B.S. West Virginia University
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