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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 an Assistant Practice Group Leader of the firm's Energy and Natural Resources Department Contracts Practice Group, Alex 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. She is named among the 2019 Forty Under 40 in the Oil and Gas Industry by Hart Energy. 

    Alex is Co-Team Leader of the Steptoe Cotenancy Team, helping clients understand and utilize cotenancy laws in the Appalachian Basin. She is also a member of the Firm’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Team, assisting clients in navigating various ESG matters, including emissions offset projects and evolving reporting standards and requirements.  

    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

    Key Experience

    Managed preparation and recording of property transfer documents in the termination of a joint venture involving Marcellus Shale assets in Pennsylvania and West Virginia
    Experience in preparing purchase and sale agreements, trade agreements, deeds, leases, subleases, and other related transactional agreements
    Managed and coordinated multi-state due diligence projects, prepared transactional documents, and conducted closing for large asset transaction

    Speaking Engagements

    “Appalachian Caselaw Update,” Institute for Energy Law, 5th National Young Energy Professionals’ Law Conference, Austin, Texas, October 2021

    “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