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John A. Thomason

Member, Evansville

John is a Member in Stoll Keenon Ogden's Evansville office and has been with the firm since 1998. He is a member of the Mineral & Environmental Law practice as well as the Real Estate practice. His practice focuses on oil, gas and coal law.

John has been a speaker at various engagements, including the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Mineral Law Conference.

John is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® and is admitted to practice in six states. He is a member of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation. He has given back to the community by serving as Chair for the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way. He is also a past President of the YMCA of Henderson. He is married with two children.

Education
University of Kentucky College of Law
1997, J.D.
Vanderbilt University
1994, B.A., cum laude
Admissions
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Ohio
Pennsylvania
West Virginia
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

Recognition

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Natural Resources Law
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Affiliations

  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Western Kentucky Coal Association
  • Kentucky Oil and Gas Association
  • Illinois Oil and Gas Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of Henderson County, past co-chair of professional division
  • YMCA of Henderson County, past president
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Work Highlights

Acquisition of Coal Reserves

Series of transactions to acquire more than 450 million tons of Illinois Basin coal reserves; SKO served as lead deal counsel, performed due diligence.

Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Midstream MLP Initial Public Offering

An IPO for midstream gathering services for production from the Marcellus Shale. SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.

Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Acquisition of Illinois Basin Oil and Natural Gas Properties

Acquisition of over one million gross oil and gas acres (primarily New Albany shale acreage in the Illinois Basin, but also including acreage in Northern Appalachia, the San Juan Basin, the Powder River Basin and the Rockies). SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.

Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Acquisition of Coal Mine

Acquisition of Illinois Basin coal mine with 40 million tons of coal; SKO served as lead deal counsel, performed due diligence.

Acquisition of Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Properties

Acquisition of 1.46 million oil and gas acres in eastern United States (primarily Pennsylvania and West Virginia) with more than 9,000 producing wells. SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.
Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Marcellus Joint Venture for Oil and Natural Gas Producer

A joint venture for a major oil and natural gas producer’s Marcellus shale acreage; the producer to receive aggregate payments of $3.4 billion; SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.
Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Utica Joint Venture for Oil and Natural Gas Producer

A joint venture for a major oil and natural gas producer’s Utica shale acreage; the producer to receive aggregate payments of $594 million; SKO performed due diligence and prepared transaction documents.
Related Practices: Mineral & Environmental Law

Development Transaction for Coal Producer

Transaction to support the development of a longwall mining operation in Hamilton County, Illinois; initial investment at closing of $69.5 million, total investment in the project in a range of $400-525 million; SKO served as lead deal counsel, performed due diligence.
News Seminars
"The Due Diligence Process in a Mineral Transaction," Speaker, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation 31st Mineral Law Conference Oct. 5, 2006