Nicholas A. Graziosi
(304) 933-8141
Office: Bridgeport
J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. West Virginia University
Licensure: PA | WV
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Nicholas Graziosi focues his practice in the areas of mineral title and energy law.  He has extensive experience in this area of law having previously worked for a Fortune 500 major oil and gas exploration company, where he advised senior management on issues ranging from leasing and drilling rights to mineral and surface ownership matters.  Mr. Graziosi is a former United States Marine having served as platoon commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  During his service in the U.S. Marine Corps, he earned a number of recognitions including two Meritorious Masts and a Navy Achievement Medal.

Work Experience

2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2013-2014 Dinsmore & Shohl
2011-2013 Associate Landman, Chesapeake Energy, L.L.C.
2011-2012 Student Counsel, West Virginia University Student Legal Services
2010 Legal Intern, New Jersey Attorney General's Office
2004-2010 Platoon Commander/Assistant Operations Chief, U.S. Marine Corps

Key Experience

Assisted clients with the identification of current mineral and surface owners by analyzing and interpreting recorded mineral title instruments, including reservation deeds, leases, assignments, contracts, and various other legal agreements
Advised clients of title defects and curative requirements by preparing comprehensive certified title opinions
Facilitated clients' development of oil and gas reserves by assisting with mineral purchases, acquisitions, and leasing efforts

Memberships & Awards

Pennsylvania Bar Association
West Virginia State Bar