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Derrick Bachman focuses his practice in the areas of mineral title and energy law. He has experience in the review and analysis of all documents relating to mineral title ownership including deeds, leases, and easements. He also has experience in the preparation of certified mineral titles opinions, certified division order title opinions and the management of mineral title projects.

Memberships & Awards

Washington County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Graduated cum laude, Duquesne University School of Law

Key Experience

Experienced in preparing and reviewing complex mineral title opinions, division order title opinions, and the management of mineral title projects
Conducted curative review of oil and gas leases for exploration and production companies in the Appalachian Basin
Performed due diligence mineral title examinations for small and large scale due diligence projects

Work Experience

2012 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2011-2012 Abstractor, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2009 Summer Law Clerk, Audley Law Offices
2008 Summer Law Clerk, Allegheny Court of Common Pleas, The Honorable Judge Jeffery Manning (Administrative Judge, Criminal Division)

Speaking Engagements

"Pennsylvania Law Update: Pennsylvania Act 66," 2014 CONSOL Land School, Canonsburg, PA, October 2014