Five from Steptoe & Johnson Named Who’s Who in Energy in Pittsburgh



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Five attorneys from Steptoe & Johnson PLLC have been named Who’s Who in Energy by the Pittsburgh Business Times.  The honorees for 2014 include Sharon O. Flanery, Jason Lucas, Timothy M. McKeen, Russell L. Schetroma, and Kristian A. White.  All five are members of Steptoe & Johnson’s energy and natural resources department.

Sharon Flanery leads the Steptoe & Johnson Energy and Natural Resources Department.  She practices in the firm’s Charleston, W.Va. office. Her legal experience includes acquisitions and divestitures, mineral leases, joint ventures, contract mining agreements, joint operating agreements, and sales and marketing agreements. 

Jason Lucas specializes in mineral title law.  His practice includes assisting clients with mineral title examinations and opinions.  He coordinates and performs due diligence and mineral acquisitions throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio.  Lucas is also an advocate for the energy industry in regional and national organizations.  He was recently named an officer for the National Association of Division Order Analysts and helped found the organization’s regional chapter, the Appalachian Basin Association of Division Order Analysts.

Kristian White is the managing member of Steptoe & Johnson’s office in the Southpointe Business Park located in Canonsburg, Pa.  White’s legal practice focuses on energy and real estate law, as well as commercial transactions and business organizations. 

Timothy McKeen practices oil and gas law throughout the Appalachian Basin.  He specializes in title law, mineral acquisitions, and due diligence.  McKeen often leads teams tasked with completing large-scale title opinion projects for clients.  He is a frequent writer and speaker on oil and gas law in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. 

Russell Schetroma’s energy law career spans more than three decades.  He manages due diligence and title projects for clients and has extensive experience resolving cases in litigation, arbitration, and mediation.  Schetroma is the author of several books on Pennsylvania mineral title law, and he addresses audiences throughout the nation on energy-related topics. Schetroma is an active member of the Steptoe & Johnson International Law Team.     

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