Britt A. Freund
(724) 749-3114
Office: Southpointe
J.D. Duquesne University, cum laude
B.F.A. Ithaca College
Licensure: KY | PA | WV
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Britt Freund concentrates his practice in mineral and energy law. He represents coal and oil and gas producers, financial institutions, and mineral owners with regard to all aspects of real property development, mineral production and sales, and finance transactions.

Britt enjoys working with clients to achieve exceptional results in resolving disputes, both in and out of court, and assists with transactions of all sizes.

Work Experience

2018 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2008-2018 Bowles Rice LLP

Speaking Engagements

“Up in the Air: Issues that Arise with Wind Development,” EMLF 39th Annual Institute, Nashville, TN, June 17-19, 2018 (Presented by Britt Freund and Dylan Lewis)

Contributor, “Pure Play Strategies, Quality Assets Add To M&A Opportunities,” Editor’s Choice, The American Oil & Gas Reporter, June 2018

"Held by Production Leases: Where Does the Leasehold End?," by Britt Freund, Petroleum Engineer's Club of Dallas, Dallas, TX, April 7, 2017

"Held By Production Leases: When Are They Actually Held?," by J. Thomas Lane, Britt A. Freund and J. Breton McNab, 36 Energy & Min. L. Inst. § 25, 2015

"Multi-State Review of Real Estate Tax Sales and Tax Deeds: The Effect of Tax Deeds on Oil and Gas Leases and Easements in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia," Pennsylvania section by Britt Freund and Alaina R. Hill, 35 Energy & Min. L. Inst. § 20.05, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation White Paper, 2014

"Carbon Sequestration: Critical Property Rights and Legal Liabilities - Real Impediments or Red Herrings?," by Britt Freund, 32 Energy & Min. L. Inst. §23, 2011

"Much To be Gained by 'Pooling' Together Oil & Gas: Powering Our Future!," Views and Visions, Bowles Rice, Spring 2011

Britt speaks at various educational programs regarding legal and business issues related to mineral development.

Key Experience

Serves as outside counsel to large coal and oil and gas producers with regard to due diligence concerning real property and the structuring of mineral acquisitions and corporate mergers
Represents clients in state and federal court regarding real property and contractual disputes
Serves as local counsel with regard to leveraged finance transactions

Memberships & Awards

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2015 to present
Energy Law Committee, West Virginia State Bar
CALI Awards - Constitutional Law; Advanced Constitutional Law
Finalist, AAJ National Moot Court Competition