Pittsburgh And Washington Oil And Gas Lease Attorneys

Successfully negotiating an oil or gas lease that preserves your rights and ensures that you benefit from the resources on your land requires a lawyer with experience in this complex, highly technical area of the law.

Phillips, Phillips & Smith-Delach, P.C., has become a trusted firm for property owners throughout Southwest Pennsylvania because we are a regional firm with attorneys who have the kind of big-firm experience and success that individuals with valuable resources require. While it is true that the details count in any legal matter, this is especially true when negotiating a lease that may assign important rights to another party for years to come. You cannot rely on the gas company and its lawyers to have your best interests in mind, but you can rely on us.

As a firm with local roots, we have extensive familiarity with the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act, Department of Environmental Protection regulations and other laws that touch on resource extraction in the state.

Ensuring Your Interests Are Looked After In A Lease

Our firm represents individual landowners who discover oil, gas, coal or other natural resources under their land, before or after they have been approached by drilling companies. When a lease has been proposed, we will review the terms to ensure that they are fair to our client. In other cases, we will draft a proposed lease and strategically negotiate to execute an agreement that benefits our clients in the long term.

Because of our experience in this complex field, we can proactively identify and avoid potential issues that frequently arise when leases do not receive a thorough vetting. These can include:

  • Royalty rates
  • Provisions addressing surface damage
  • Lease terms
  • Warranties
  • Assignments

Have you inherited gas or mineral rights? If so, we can help you identify ways to benefit from your new property interest.

Contact Our Firm For A Free Consultation

Our Pittsburgh and Washington oil and gas lease lawyers offer a confidential consultation during which we can begin identifying how we can best help you. Arrange yours by calling 724-705-0154 or toll free 888-351-8069, or send an email.