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As your attorney, I will partner with you to work toward your desired goal, whether individually or on behalf of your business. I believe in the fundamental principle of honesty. I am not here to sell you fool’s gold; I am here to give you an honest assessment and practical real world advice. In addition, no one likes surprises, and I will make sure you do not receive one when it comes to your bill.
My clients work with me on a variety of legal matters. My practice includes energy law, including both oil and gas as well as renewable energy, real estate law, business law ande and estate planning. I have given presentations on, and written articles about, developments in real estate, energy, and business law. I also handle litigation related matters for my clients. I am licensed in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.
Prior to law school, I worked in business for over four years as a website developer. I have worked with business leaders in different industries, including the energy and real estate industries. My prior experience and business knowledge allows me to understand the specific needs and goals of my clients from a business perspective. My legal services are tailored to each individual client and never based on a cookie cutter one-size fits all approach.
While attending law school, I participated in the accelerated joint degree program, concurrently earning my Master of Business Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, with a focus on finance. Prior to joining LG&A I spent a few years as a landman and project manager for a land service company, where I managed title and curative projects for energy clients with operations in the Appalachian Basin.
My life revolves around my family and my work and is guided by my faith. In my free time I enjoy golfing, traveling and skiing.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Frederick K. Cox Service Award||Cox International Law Center||2010|
|Excellence for the Future Award||CALI||2008|
|Partner||Lenington, Gratton, & Associates LLP||2013 - Present|
|Client Project Manager/In-House Counsel||Elexco Land Services, Inc.||2011 - 2013|
|Web Application Engineer||Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH||2002 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|IRWA Chapter 88||Treasurer||2019 - Present|
|Pittsburgh Real Estate Investors Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Ohio Lawyer Magazine Vol. 31. No. 2||Practice Tips: How to Apply Ohio’s Newly Interpreted Dormant Mineral Act||2017|
|Ohio State Bar Association News||The (un)settling of Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act||2017|
|The Capital University Law Review 44 Cap. U. L. Rev. 2||Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act – Current and Unresolved Issues||2016|
|Ohio Lawyer Magazine Vol 29. No. 6||The Walking Dodd||2015|
|Case Western Reserve University||JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA||2010|
|Purdue University||Industrial Management||2002|
|Guest on Land and Legal Live||Discussion of Briggs vs. Southwestern Energy||2019|
|Pittsburgh REIA Seminar||An Overview of Pennsylvania’s Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act||2019|
|Pittsburgh Right of Way Group Monthly Meeting||How Master Negotiators thrive in the face of Chaos and Uncertainty||2018|
|Pittsburgh REIA Monthly Meeting||Tackling Real Estate Title||2018|
|Environmental and Energy Law Section CLE Series||Pennsylvania’s Energy Market: The Current State and Future||2017|
|AAPL Appalachian Land Institute||Applying the Ohio Marketable Title Act, and Dormant Mineral Act, to Extinguish Ancient Oil and Gas Severances||2017|
|Road to Recovery Seminar||The (Un)Settling of Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act and Ohio Case Update||2017|
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