Kevin M. Gormly
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(724) 749-3105
Office: Southpointe
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
J.D. New York University School of Law
B.S. Binghamton University
Licensure: PA
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Biography

Kevin Gormly has significant experience in complex federal and state court oil and gas litigation.  He routinely handles litigation on behalf of operators involving oil and gas leases, contractual issues, joint operating agreements, farmout agreements, drilling contracts and joint venture agreements.  He frequently presents on legal topics related to the oil and gas industry, his most recent presentations include "Surface Owner Efforts to Prevent Development," "Keeping the Lease Alive," and "Joint Operating Agreements."

Work Experience

2017 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2013-2017 Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Speaking Engagements

"Utilization of Business Arrangements for Oil and Gas Development 2016," 8th Annual Oil and Gas Colloquium

"Acquisitions and Divestitures 2016," AAPL Annual Meeting

2016 Oil and Gas Law Review

"Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Update December 2016"

"Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Update September 2016"

"Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Update May 2016"

"Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Update January 2016"

2015 Oil and Gas Law Review

"Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Update December 2015"

"Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Update September 2015"

"Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Update June 2015"

"Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Update March 2015"

"Surface Owner Efforts to Prevent Development 2014," Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Conference

"Keeping the Lease Alive 2014," Appalachian Land Institute, Washington, PA

2014 Oil and Gas Law Review

"Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Update December 2014"

"Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Update September 2014"

"Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Update June 2014"

"Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Update March 2014"

"2013 Oil and Gas Law Review," February 2013

"Joint Operating Agreements 2013," CLE Seminar

"Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Litigation Update 2013," Michael Late Benedum Chapter of the American Association of Professional Landmen

"Hot Title Curative Issues Facing Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Operations," 2012 National Association of Division Order Analysts' Annual Institute

"Title Curative Issues Facing Pennsylvania Oil & Gas Operators," 2010 National Association of Division Order Analysts' Annual Institute

"Pennsylvania Dormant Oil & Gas Act 2010," Northern Appalachian Landman’s Association

"Pennsylvania Title Issues 2010," Northern Appalachian Landman’s Association State College

Key Experience

Served as trial counsel for operator in Pennsylvania’s landmark case involving the deductibility of post-production costs in oil and gas leases
Represented operator in case before the Pennsylvania Superior Court deciding that there is no implied duty to develop different strata in oil and gas leases
Served as trial counsel for operator in a case between operators in which plaintiff sought $66 million in damages over a preferential right provision in a joint operating agreement

Memberships & Awards

Professional
PIttsburgh Business Times, "Who's Who in Energy" list, 2012, 2014-2016
Indiana County Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association

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