Nathaniel I. Holland


Nate Holland is known by his clients as an attorney who likes to dig into unique problems and develop solutions for novel challenges or new applications of energy law. Nate has a knack for combining the letter of the law with practical applications of the law. Clients appreciate Nate’s easy rapport and his willingness to listen to their business and operational goals and objectives before providing legal advice.

Representative Experience

  • Advised exploration and production companies on various oil and gas law issues, including ownership of oil and gas, leasing, unitization, joint operations, DEP and PUC regulation, and local land use regulation
  • Performed senior oil and gas title review for transactions and drilling operations
  • Advised natural gas midstream clients on securing easements and condemnation rights
  • Wrote amicus brief on behalf of an energy professionals organization in support of the prevailing side of oil and gas title litigation before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Advised solar energy clients on Pennsylvania real estate and public utility law
  • Conducted real estate transactions for midstream clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New York

Licensed In

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia


  • J.D. Cornell Law School
  • A.B. Princeton University


  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Michael Late Benedum Chapter, American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Crawford County of Commerce Leadership Meadville Program
  • Institute for Energy Law
  • Crawford County Bar Association – Past President
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Shale Law Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Cross-Unit Wells, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Institute, 2021
  • “Pennsylvania and New York” Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 2016-2021
  • Cross-Unit Wells, Panel Discussion, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute, 2021
  • “Bad Faith Trespass to Oil and Gas: Pennsylvania Standard’s Under Sabella v. Appalachian Development Corp.,” EMLF Kentucky Conference, October 2016
  • “Pipeline & Midstream Development from Wellhead to Burner Tip: Laws and Regulations Affecting Pipeline and Midstream Development in PA,” Annual Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Law Colloquium, July 2016
  • Co-author, The 2nd Edition of “The Law of Oil and Gas in Pennsylvania” Treatise, 2016
  • “Subsurface Trespass to the Oil & Gas Estate: Determining Damages in Pennsylvania,” PBI Oil and Gas Law Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA September 2015
  • “The Evolving Landscape of Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Royalty Disputes,” Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs Marcellus and Utica Shale Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, August 24, 2015
  • Pennsylvania – AAPL Pooling Seminar State College, PA, July 31, 2015
  • “A State of Mind: Determining Bad Faith in Trespass to Oil and Gas,” 2 Tex. A & M Law Review 53 (2014)
  • “Quiet Title Actions,” Energy & Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute, 2013
  • 2014 Survey on Oil & Gas, Texas A & M Law Review, Pennsylvania and New York
  • 2012 and 2013 Survey on Oil & Gas, Texas Wesleyan Law Review, Pennsylvania and New York

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