Energy and Environment
Our attorneys know how to capitalize on commercial opportunities and navigate the environmental regulations encountered every day in the energy sector – not only in West Virginia, but across the country.
We have unparalleled experience counseling clients in the coal and oil and gas industries in commercial transactions. Our corporate and transaction lawyers regularly structure and close multi-million dollar sales and purchase contracts, leases, financing, construction contracts, major equipment purchases, and transportation contracts. We represent clients in confidential coal contract re-pricing arbitrations. We also provide strategic advice and counseling for those in the energy sector regarding entity formation, strategic communications, corporate governance, and government relations.
We have a thorough understanding of federal and state environmental laws and regulations, and work closely with energy regulatory agencies responsible. Our environmental professionals, including the former Chief of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Mine Permitting and Enforcement Office, bring not only substantive knowledge, but a unique nuts-and-bolts understanding of how regulatory bodies work.
We also bring cases on behalf of plaintiffs seeking to enforce environmental laws and recover damages for citizens harmed by destructive practices, including landowners in the path of three major natural gas pipelines under development in West Virginia and Virginia.