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Lauren M. McElroy

Direct Phone: 812.759.3849

Lauren M. McElroy

Lauren is Counsel to the Firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Evansville office and has been with the firm since 2008. She belongs to the Mineral & Environmental Law group.

Licensed to practice in six states across several key coal regions in the U.S., Lauren has handled transactions involving both untapped coal reserves and fully developed mining operations. She has also worked with oil and natural gas companies to support the acquisition of properties and assets, as well as entities in the form of initial public offerings and joint ventures.

Mineral & Environmental Law: Lauren’s vast experience in mineral law, combined with her involvement in industry associations, has allowed her to partner successfully with energy corporations to secure transactions for properties spanning millions of acres, with assets ranging from millions of tons of coal reserves to thousands of producing oil wells.

She has served clients by providing strategic legal counsel, performing due diligence, preparing documents and assisting with lobbying efforts.

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

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.

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