With decades of experience, our dedicated team is committed to providing comprehensive and strategic legal services to meet the unique challenges and opportunities our oil and gas industry clients face.

Our team provides practical and creative solutions to the oil and gas industry. We have extensive experience dealing with the legal, regulatory, and policy issues that come with the Marcellus and Utica Shale boom in Appalachia and the surrounding states. We offer guidance to oil, gas, and chemical companies, real estate developers, investors, financial institutions, trade associations, and other organizations in the industry. 

Who We Represent

  • Midstream/pipeline companies
  • Exploration and production companies
  • National oil and gas trade associations
  • Financial institutions
  • Public and private landowners
  • Real estate developers
  • Electric generation facilities 

We assist clients with the following: 

Contractual Matters: Whether you are entering into exploration agreements, production contracts, or joint ventures, our team ensures that your interests are protected and that agreements align with industry best practices.

Environmental Law: Our attorneys are skilled in advising clients on environmental regulations, permitting, and compliance, helping you manage risks and uphold your commitment to sustainable practices.

Government Relations: The lawyer-lobbyists at Bricker Graydon have longstanding relationships with public officials within all levels and branches of government. As a result, we do more than help our oil and gas clients understand existing laws and regulations; we can effectively present their viewpoints, advance their interests, and use legislation and rulemaking as problem-solving tools.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution: We have experience in various oil and gas litigation matters, including eminent domain proceedings and appellate work, before Ohio’s intermediate appellate courts and the Ohio Supreme Court. Our firm is also a leader in resolving mineral rights ownership disputes, oil and gas lease disputes, coal and pipeline company disputes, nuisance and trespass claims involving water supply or property contamination, and class action litigation matters involving energy companies.

Real Estate/Land Use/Due Diligence: We regularly work through the real estate and land-use challenges posed by constructing electric generation facilities, natural gas pipelines, cellular towers, and wind turbines in Ohio and surrounding states. As part of the land acquisition phase of such projects, we complete real estate transactional due diligence (including coordination and review of real estate title and survey work), resolve complicated and unique title curative matters, and prepare and negotiate a variety of transactional documents (including oil and gas leases, easements, road use maintenance agreements (RUMAs) and traditional real estate documents). Our team also addresses complex real and personal property tax issues and environmental and regulatory challenges.

Regulatory Compliance: Our team is well-versed in federal, state, and local regulations, helping to ensure your operations remain compliant while minimizing legal risks.

Title Examination and Due Diligence: Thorough title examination and due diligence are critical for successful transactions in the oil and gas industry. Our team conducts meticulous reviews, providing you with the information needed to make informed decisions regarding acquisitions, divestitures, and leasing.






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