Alexandria D. Lay
(304) 353-8120
Office: Charleston
J.D. Washington & Lee
B.A. Glenville State College
Licensure: WV
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Alexandria Lay is an integral part of mergers and acquisitions and since 2012, has been involved in transactions totaling more than $7 billion.  As a member of the firm's Energy and Natural Resources Department Transactional Team, Ms. Lay represents coal and oil and gas companies in various matters, including negotiating asset acquisitions and dispositions, conducting and managing wide-scale due diligence projects, and advising on various other operational and property matters.  Ms. Lay is named among the 2019 Forty Under 40 in the Oil and Gas Industry by Hart Energy. 

Work Experience

2012 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2011 General Internship, Steptoe & Johnson
2010-2011 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson

Speaking Engagements

“Energy Transactions 101,” American Association of Professional Landmen 2019 Appalachian Land Institute, Corapolis, Pennsylvania, October 2019

“West Virginia’s 2018 Cotenancy Legislation,” 2019 GABALTA Spring Conference, Charleston, West Virginia, and Southpointe, Pennsylvania, April 2019

Key Experience

Represented energy company in the real property aspects of a stock sale divestiture of coal-producing assets, including pre-closing internal entity reorganizations, preparation and recording of instruments transferring coal, gas, and surface assets nationwide, and associated due diligence
Advised company in divestiture of a coal mine and associated properties in various states by both stock and asset sale, including preparation and recording of all property transfer documents and preparation of various agreements addressing coal-gas cooperation, subsidence, transition services, and command center services
Managed preparation and recording of property transfer documents in the termination of a joint venture involving Marcellus Shale assets in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Memberships & Awards

2019 Forty Under 40 in the Oil & Gas Industry, Hart Energy
Executive Editor, Washington & Lee Journal of Energy, Climate and the Environment
Professionalism and Service Award, Washington & Lee School of Law