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George A. Bibikos

Oil and gas Attorney at Harrisburg, PA

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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
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About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Oil and gas
    60%
    litigation, appeals, transactional, and regulatory

    21 years

  2. Administrative law
    20%
    general administrative litigation with an emphasis on environmental law and public utility law

    21 years

  3. Appeals
    20%
    state (Pennsylvania) and federal

    21 years

Litigation, regulatory, and transactional practice that focuses on oil and gas law, energy and natural resource development, environmental litigation and regulatory counseling, public utility law, and administrative law.

Location

Cozen O'Connor
17 N. Second St.
Suite 1410
Harrisburg, PA, 17101

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 460-560 per hour

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Dan Pellegrini
  • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD, magna cum laude
  • 2003
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Novozymes v. PHLburg Technologies
  • Favorable
  • Butler v. Charles Powers Estate
  • Amicus - Favorable
  • Kilmer v. Elexco Land Services
  • Favorable
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Associations

  • Shale Energy Law Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Widener University School of Law
  • Adjunct Professor of Oil & Gas Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Administrative Law Council, Administrative Law Section, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Appointed Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Appellate Advocacy Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Appointed Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Inns of Court, James S. Bowman
  • Associate, Barrister
  • 2003 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Forty Under 40
  • Central Penn Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Lawyers on the Fast Track
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • 2015
  • 2014 Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2013 Rising Stars
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2012 Rising Stars
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • 2011 Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • 2010 Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Pennsylvania Bar Foundation
  • 2009
  • Outstanding Recent Alumni
  • Widener University School of Law
  • 2007
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Publications

  • K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert
  • When Actual Notice isn’t “Actual Notice” - The Harvilchuck Case
  • 2015
  • PIOGA Press March Newsletter
  • FAA Proposes Regulations that Would Allow Use of Drones in Oil and Gas Operations, but Do They Go Far Enough?
  • 2015
  • K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert
  • Should You Pay for Something You’re Not Getting? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Will Take Up Shedden v. Anadarko E&P Company, L.P.
  • 2014
  • K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert
  • CO2 Separation Anxiety—Is the cost of separating CO2 from casinghead gas a “production” or “post-production” cost for purposes of calculating royalties in Texas?
  • 2014
  • K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert
  • 2 Sign or Not 2 Sign: Which Statute of Frauds Governs Oil & Gas Leases?
  • 2014
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI)
  • Implied Covenants - Chapter 6 - Law of Oil & Gas in Pennsylvania
  • 2014
  • K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert
  • “Houston, We May Have a Problem!” — Surface Owner Who Put up “Roadblock” to Oil Driller’s Use of Property to Service Wells in a Pooled Unit Arrives at Texas Supreme Court
  • 2014
  • K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert
  • Avoiding “Gotcha” Moments: Excusing Non-Production to Address Mechanical Issues Under the Temporary Cessation of Production Doctrine
  • 2014
  • West Virginia Law Review
  • A Review of the Implied Covenant of Development in the Shale Gas Era
  • 2013
  • K&L Gates Environmental Law Quarterly
  • Regulatory Policy in the Shale Oil and Gas Era: What Role Should the Federal Government Play?
  • 2013
  • K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert
  • Preparing for the New Pennsylvania "Oil and Gas Lease Act"
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Environmental Law & Practice, Ch. 7 (co-author with Craig P. Wilson) (2012 ed. forthcoming)
  • Water Resources
  • 2012
  • K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert
  • What do a Mountain, a Keystone, and a Buckeye Have in Common?
  • 2012
  • K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert
  • Ohio Takes Next Step to Implement Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact
  • 2012
  • K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert
  • Final Implementation of Pennsylvania's Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipelines Act
  • 2012
  • K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert
  • Pennsylvania's New Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Act
  • 2012
  • The American Oil & Gas Reporter
  • Migratory Bird Treaty Act: North Dakota Takes a Narrow View
  • 2012
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • Interpreting Oil and Gas Leases in Pa.'s Shale Gas Era
  • 2012
  • K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert
  • Is Marcellus Shale a Mineral, and Who Owns the Natural Gas in the Shale?
  • 2011
  • K&L Gates Oil & Gas Alert
  • Third Circuit Gives Natural-Gas Producers Important Ammunition for Obtaining Expedited Injunctive Relief from the Courts
  • 2011
  • K&L Gates Alert
  • A New Conservation Law for Pennsylvania?
  • 2011
  • K&L Gates Alert
  • Will A New Oil And Gas Regulation Limit Your Statutory Defense to Claims of Water Pollution?
  • 2011
  • K&L Gates Alert
  • All Surface Owners Are Equal, But Some Try To Be More Equal Than Others: DCNR’s Latest Attempt To Circumvent Belden & Blake
  • 2011
  • K&L Gates Alert
  • Co-author, Contractors Beware: Court Vacates $1 Million Award That Exceeded Government Contract Funding Authorization
  • 2010
  • K&L Gates Alert
  • Are Some Pennsylvania Legislators Attempting to Undo Kilmer?
  • 2010
  • K&L Gates Alert
  • co-author, Just When You Thought Your E&S Approval Was Safe: The Crum Creek Case
  • 2010
  • PA Independent Oil & Gas Association Newsletter
  • Applying Kilmer’s Holding Broadly to Other Types of Net-Back Leases: The Lauchle, Beach, and Hooker Decisions
  • 2010
  • Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law
  • A Primer on Oil & Gas Law in the Marcellus Shale States
  • 2009
  • K&L Gates Alert
  • co-author, Pennsylvania Court Issues First Decision Interpreting The Pennsylvania Minimum Royalty Act
  • 2009
  • K&L Gates Alert
  • co-author, Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Interpret Minimum Royalty Act
  • 2009
  • K&L Gates Alert
  • co-author, Development of Privately Held Oil and Gas Interests Underlying Government Lands
  • 2009
  • Independent Oil & Gas Association Newsletter
  • Is Your Well Registration Valid?
  • 2008
  • Independent Oil & Gas Association Newsletter
  • What Lies Beneath The Surface Owners’ Protection Act?
  • 2008
  • Independent Oil & Gas Association Newsletter
  • A Step Towards a Surface-Damages Act in Pennsylvania
  • 2008
  • Independent Oil & Gas Association Newsletter
  • co-author, Commonwealth Court Invalidates Local Ordinances That Attempt To Regulate Oil And Gas Development
  • 2007
  • Independent Oil & Gas Association Newsletter
  • Oil and Gas Developer Blocks Commonwealth's Unlawful Preconditions on Oil and Gas Operations
  • 2007
  • K&L Gates Alert
  • co-author, Do You Have a Valid Zoning Permit or Just a Piece of Paper? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Decision in Luke v. Cataldi
  • 2007
  • Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly
  • Erroneously Filed Appeals in Pennsylvania: Transfers and the Proper Tribunal
  • 2005
  • Widener Law Journal
  • "Municipal Corporations" and Public Utility Service in Pennsylvania
  • 2005
  • Widener Law Journal
  • O’Rourke v. Commonwealth, Department of Corrections: Defining the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law
  • 2003
  • Widener Journal of Public Law
  • "Testing" Students Beyond the Academic Curriculum: Public Schools, the Fourth Amendment, and the Supreme Court
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation 36th Annual Institute
  • Cybersecurity in the Era of Unconventional Development: Is the Energy Sector Ready for Cyber Attacks?
  • 2015
  • Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee
  • Oil & Gas Royalties - Testimony on behalf of the Marcellus Shale Coalition
  • 2013
  • K&L Gates LLP Fifth Annual Appalachian Basin Oil & Gas Seminar
  • ESCGP-2 and Lessons from Hollywood: The Sequel is Never Quite as Good as the Original
  • 2012
  • PA DEP Citizens Advisory Council
  • Overview of Subsurface Property Rights and Related Issues
  • 2011
  • K&L Gates LLP Fourth Annual Appalachian Basin Oil & Gas Seminar
  • Why Do You Need A Lawyer To Help You Move Dirt?
  • 2011
  • American Inns of Court
  • Moderator, Introduction to the Marcellus Shale: A Town Hall Meeting
  • 2010
  • Environmental Law Forum
  • Natural Gas Leasing & Mineral Rights (co-presenter)
  • 2009
  • DCBA Continuing Legal Education
  • The Commonwealth Procurement Code: Protests of Public Solicitations or Awards of State Contracts
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse George! He is a leader in his industry and has a great legal mind. Any client would be pleased to have George as an attorney."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Louis H. Pollak, one of Pennsylvania’s greatest legal minds, once wrote that “[s]marts are a dime a dozen . . . [i]t’s wisdom, coupled with humanity that counts.” Having made it through 4 years of college, 3 years of law school and having passed the bar exam, most of the people in this profession are bright, but George Bibikos also has a number of the other intangibles that make him one of the best at what he does. George has the discipline, character and life experiences that separate him from the many many attorneys out there practicing today. For George, his work is not just about making money, it's a profession and it's about improving peoples’ lives. I couldn't recommend him higher as a potential attorney and also as a person."

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Harrisburg Oil and gas Lawyer George A. Bibikos
George A. Bibikos
Oil and gas Attorney
Harrisburg, PA
Licensed for 20 years