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Mineral & Environmental Law

Our Mineral & Environmental practice has a regional presence and renowned experience in the industry. Our attorneys are pledged to supply prompt and proficient services in all substantive categories of the practice area, including but not limited to transactions, due diligence, title examination, environmental compliance, litigation, and regulatory disputes.

We have environmental litigators who focus on cases involving RCRA and CERCLA. We also work on asset and entity acquisitions, financing and the negotiation of sales, and supply contracts and service agreements. Our attorneys are well-suited to assist with lobbying (with three former legislators, including one in the Mineral & Environmental practice group), rulemaking, and regulatory agency interaction, and we excel in due diligence to corporations of various sizes. Additionally, our strategic locations in west Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana, at the heart of the Illinois Basin; in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the center of the Marcellus and Utica plays; and in Lexington, Kentucky, in close proximity to Central Appalachia, give our firm a reach across the eastern United States.

Services most frequently provided by members of the Mineral & Environmental practice include:

  • Title Examination
  • Due Diligence

Other services regularly provided by members of the Mineral & Environmental practice include:

  • Oil and gas regulatory matters
  • Coal regulatory matters
  • Acquisitions and sales of natural resources and mineral properties and assets
  • Oil and gas lease agreements
  • Coal lease agreements
  • Joint venture agreements, farm-out agreements, and operating agreements
  • Negotiation of transactions
  • Financing transactions


Our work in this practice crosses over to the following industries:
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