Porter Wright has extensive experience representing businesses involved in the production, distribution and transportation of energy resources. As a result, our attorneys have developed proficiency in the many areas of law associated with the oil and gas industry, as well as related industries.

Our Energy services include:

  • Oil and gas¬†storage well leases
  • Eminent domain, zoning and land use issues
  • Joint operating agreements, drilling contracts, and gas gathering and transportation contracts
  • Construction, purchase and sale of gas pipelines
  • Bank, financial institution and private financing agreements and perfection of lien interests
  • Tax considerations and incentives
  • Real estate and oil and gas conveyances, including easements, rights of way and production related rights
  • Regulatory compliance and permitting before the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and its Division of Mineral Resources Management, Ohio EPA, Environmental Review Appeals Commission, Ohio Power Citing Board, and Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
  • Environmental permitting and other issues relating to wastewater discharges and disposal, groundwater contamination, Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1509, Clean Air Act, Clear Water Act, and wetland impact
  • Project finance
  • Corporate mergers, acquisitions and dispositions
  • Litigation of disputes involving oil and gas leases, property rights and energy supply contracts
  • Labor and employment, including OSHA and workers’ compensation matters
  • Government relations
  • Counsel to pipeline system operators