M. Vafa Barissi
Of Counsel
(614) 458-9791
Office: Columbus
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
Attorney
J.D. Case Western Reserve University
B.A. College of Wooster
Licensure: MI | OH | PA
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Biography

Vafa Barissi focuses his practice in energy law throughout the Appalachian Basin, specializing in title, due diligence and mineral acquisitions and divestitures.

Work Experience

2012 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

“Michigan Oil and Gas Update,” 4 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 355 (2018)

“Michigan Oil and Gas Update,” 3 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 729 (2017)

“Michigan Oil and Gas Update,” 2 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 211 (2016)

“Ohio Oil and Gas Update,” 2 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 269 (2016)

NALTA News, December 2016 edition: Published article titled Ohio Supreme Court Reconciles Application of the 1989 and 2006 Versions of Dormant Mineral Act, by Lyle B. Brown, Timothy M. McKeen & M. Vafa Barissi

"Michigan Probate Law," NADOA

"Round Table Probate - North Dakota, Colorado, & Michigan" NADOA

“Ohio Oil and Gas Update,” 2 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 265 (2015)

“Ohio Oil and Gas Update,” 2 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 285 (2014)

"Ohio Oil and Gas Update," 19 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 503 (2013)

Key Experience

Managed and coordinated due diligence review in connection with domestic exploration and production company’s acquisition of 80,000 net acres in Ohio
Managed and coordinated due diligence review in connection with private equity portfolio company’s acquisition of 20,000 net acres in southeastern Ohio
Managed and coordinated due diligence review in connection with start-up exploration and production company’s acquisition of 42,000 net acres of Marcellus Shale in north central Pennsylvania

Memberships & Awards

Professional
Ohio Oil and Gas Association
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation