Jon C. Beckman
(814) 333-4913
Office: Meadville
J.D. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
M.A. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
B.S. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Licensure: PA
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Jon Beckman focuses his practice in the area of energy and natural resources law, specifically assisting clients with transactional and environmental matters.   Mr. Beckman is a former Combat Trauma Specialist for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Work Experience

2013 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2012 Legal Intern, Office of General Counsel, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
2012 Judicial Extern, Hon. Patricia A. Gaughan, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
2012 Summer Associate, United Refining Company
2005-2011 Combat Trauma Specialist, Pennsylvania Army National Guard
2003-2010 High School History Teacher, Corry Area School District

Speaking Engagements

“Getting Paid in a Tough Economy: Procedures under PA’s Contractor-Subcontractor Payment Act” National Utility Contractors Association, Northwest/Southwest/Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Meetings, 2015

“From Venting Skyward to Moving Forward: a Historical Perspective on Coalbed Methane Regulation,” International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, 2015

Co-Present “Water Management Regulations in the Appalachian Basin” Buckeye STEPS Water Management Conference, 2015

“Subsurface Trespass to the Oil& Gas Estate: Determining Damages in Pennsylvania,” PBI Oil and Gas Law Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA September 2015

2015 Survey on Oil & Gas Law, Texas A&M Law Review, Pennsylvania

Co-author "A Time of Change: Prepare for Heightened Enforcement," The PIOGA Press, December 2014

"A State of Mind: Determining Bad Faith in Trespass to Oil & Gas." 2 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 53 (2014)

"Robinson Township & Act 13," Northwest Pennsylvania Inns of Court, 2014

"Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Law Update," Crawford County Bar Association, 2014

"Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law Update," National Utility Contractors Association, Northwest Pennsylvania, 2014

Key Experience

Assisted clients with preparation of mineral title opinions, including complex calculations of ownership and leasehold interests, arising from energy exploration and production operations
Assisted energy client in perfecting an appeal of a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection enforcement action and negotiating a consent order and agreement
Assisted midstream company in navigating Pennsylvania's condemnation laws

Memberships & Awards

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Energy and Environmental Law Section
Crawford County Bar Association
Northwest Pennsylvania Inns of Court
Graduated magna cum laude, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law