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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.

Memberships & Awards

Crawford County Bar Association - Past President
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Shale Law Committee

Key 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

Work Experience

2010 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2008-2010 Culbertson, Weiss, Schetroma and Schug, P.C.
2007-2008 Law Clerk for The Honorable Anthony J. Vardaro, Presiding Judge of the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas

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