Sharon Flanery concentrates her practice in the areas of energy and natural resources law and Chairs the firm's Energy & 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, as well as in the legislative and regulatory arenas. Her general property background includes leases, rights of way, deeds, land use, and damage issues. Flanery is also a member of the advisory board of the WVU College of Law Center for Energy and Sustainable Development.
Led teams responsible for numerous asset and stock transactions, lease transactions, and land and legal due diligence for acquisitions as lead or local counsel involving over 4,000,000 gross acres
Drafted legislation on behalf of a Fortune 500 energy client which clarified the requirements for notification of land and mineral owners
Led team drafting a 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.
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
- J.D. Duquesne University
- B.S. West Virginia University