Roger L. Nicholson Joins Steptoe & Johnson PLLC



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Charleston, W.Va. - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Roger L. Nicholson to its Energy Transactional Team.  Mr. Nicholson is a 25-year veteran of the legal profession who works closely with energy industry clients on commercial and transactional matters.  He will practice in the firm’s Charleston, W.Va. office. 

Mr. Nicholson’s experience includes serving as both general counsel and outside counsel to major publicly traded energy producing companies nationally.  He has negotiated and drafted numerous acquisitions and divestitures in the energy field; negotiated coal supply agreements; arbitrated commercial disputes, including lease and supply agreement disputes; and overseen public offerings of two energy producers.  He is admitted to practice before the state courts of Kentucky and West Virginia.

“Roger’s experience in the energy industry will be helpful for our clients both regionally and across the country,” said Sharon O. Flanery, Energy and Natural Resources Department Chair.  “Roger is a mainstay in the energy industry and we are thrilled to have him at Steptoe & Johnson.”       

Mr. Nicholson earned his law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law and his Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown College, in Georgetown, Kentucky.  He is a trustee-at-large of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and serves on the Boards of Directors for the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia and the Kentucky Coal Association.   

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