Energy Team to Present How-To on Shale Deals



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Attorneys Will Travel to Energy Industry Hub for Seminar

Members of the Steptoe & Johnson PLLC energy team will travel to Houston, TX to present a two-day seminar for buyers, sellers and financiers of shale reserves in the Appalachian Basin on April 20-21.  The Acquisition & Disposition of Shale Assets in Appalachia seminar will help attendees navigate the complex legal landscape involved with making natural gas deals in the Appalachian region.  The event will be held at the Doubletree Downtown Houston Hotel. 

Steptoe & Johnson is one of the Appalachian Basin region?s leading energy firms located in the heart of the Marcellus and Utica shales.  The firm has nearly 100 years experience in oil and gas law.  Its energy team members know the region, and will bring their know-how to the Lone Star State.  They'll walk through the ins and outs and potential pitfalls of shale assets including due diligence, regulation, titles, dispute avoidance and others.    

"New technologies and the changing energy climate have led to an unprecedented level of exploration and production in the Marcellus and Utica shales? stated Sharon O. Flanery, Steptoe & Johnson Energy Team Leader.  "Our aim is to help energy insiders understand the nature of transactional work in the various Appalachian regulatory climates."

The Acquisition & Disposition of Shale Assets in Appalachia is free and open to energy industry professionals nationwide.  For more information, or to register to attend the seminar, visit

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a regional, business-focused firm with particular strengths in energy, labor, employment, and litigation. It comprises over 200 lawyers resident in ten locations throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. For nearly a century, Steptoe & Johnson has demonstrated its commitment to quality, devoting personal attention, experience, skill, and resources to client-focused service.

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