(304) 933-8176, (303) 389-4300
(303) 389-4300
Bridgeport, WV
Denver, CO

Mineral Title & Energy Real Estate


Steptoe & Johnson’s mineral title services now provide mineral title, due diligence, and Division Order Title Opinions (DOTOs) to all producing shale basins in the United States.

How Are We Doing This?

  • More than 100 years of experience in energy law

  • Multi-year investments in talent and infrastructure

  • Utilization of Quorum Land Management Solutions

Imagine, One Firm Providing:

Our Strengths


One of the nation’s largest energy departments


  • Experience and capacity to analyze complex division orders

  • Uniform approaches to title analysis

  • Paper, digital, or combined reporting formats

  • Firm delivery commitments for large title projects

    • Sharon O. Flanery– 30 years of industry experience; petroleum engineer experience domestically and internationally with Aramco; VP of Fortune 500 natural gas company; in-house counsel for major coal company

    • William H. Smith – more than 20 years of experience in developing, managing, and producing mineral title opinions; manager of Steptoe & Johnson title team responsible for producing more than 7,000 mineral title opinions in 2013

    • 200 attorneys cross-trained to understand title in multiple states and basins

    • 225 in-house abstractors and landmen available to abstract and build runsheets in county record rooms in all supported basins

    • Digital abstracts and opinions

    • Workflow processes coordinating work across all offices

    • Digital enhancement technology