We have assisted clients in solving the increasing challenges facing the mining and extraction industries for years.

The firm has extensive experience in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of assets in the coal, oil and gas, and timber industries. Specifically, we have participated in transactional negotiations and analysis, due diligence investigations, real property title reports, document preparation, and regulatory approvals.

We also assist our clients in the environmental aspects of the natural resources industry, including:

  • Permit applications, amendments and renewals
  • Responses to notices of violation and orders of regulatory agencies
  • Intervention with agencies such as Division of Environmental Protection, Federal Office of Surface Mining, Environmental Protection Agency, United States Army Corps of Engineers and other regulatory agencies
  • Representation in litigation and administrative processes
The attorneys in our firm also have experience with other regulatory matters relating to the natural resources industry.

We have successfully represented members of the industry with issues that concern Rockefeller Act retirement liabilities, labor and employment negotiations, collective bargaining matters, black lung liability, and workers’ compensation claims.

Our practice also covers the financial aspects of the industry. We have assisted our clients with loan transactions, collateral management and credit enhancement matters. We also participate in bankruptcy, work-out and loan take-out situations.

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Michael J. Basile / Responsible Attorney