Nathaniel I. Holland
(814) 333-4906
Office: Meadville
J.D. Cornell Law School
A.B. Princeton University
Licensure: NY | PA | WV
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Nate Holland assists clients with business transactions and litigation involving the oil and gas industry. In particular, Mr. Holland helps clients develop solutions for novel challenges or new applications of oil and gas law.

Work Experience

2010 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2008-2010 Culbertson, Weiss, Schetroma and Schug, P.C.
2007-2008 Law Clerk for The Honorable Anthony J. Vardaro, Presiding Judge of the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas

Speaking Engagements

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

"A State of Mind: Determining Bad Faith in Trespass to Oil and Gas," 2 Tex. A & M Law Review 53 (2014)

"Pennsylvania," AAPL Pooling Seminar, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 5, 2014

"Apportionment of Royalties," NADOA Oil and Gas Issues - Horizontal Drilling and Shale Plays Seminar, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 22, 2014

"Quiet Title Actions," Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute, 2013

2014 Survey on Oil & Gas, Texas A & M Law Review, Pennsylvania and New York

2013 Survey on Oil & Gas, Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Pennsylvania and New York

2012 Survey on Oil & Gas, Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Pennsylvania and New York

Key Experience

Advised exploration and production companies on various oil and gas law issues, including ownership of oil and gas, leasing, unitization, joint operations, DEP and PUC regulation, and local land use regulation
Wrote amicus brief on behalf of an energy professionals organization in support of the prevailing side of oil and gas title litigation before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Represented client in litigation involving oil and gas leases and ownership

Memberships & Awards

Crawford County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Energy and Environmental Law Section
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Shale Law Committee