Leah’s practice focuses primarily on real estate and energy. She has conducted large scale due diligence on oil, gas, coal and solar operations including lease swaps, mergers, acquisitions, and all other pertinent transactions in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia; and has issued certified title opinions pertaining to mineral and surface ownership in all three states. She is well versed in drafting and recording all manner of property documents in the aforementioned states and has issued local counsel opinions for financial transactions in such states.
Leah is a licensed title insurance agent capable of issuing title commitments and title insurance policies in the state of Pennsylvania. She has extensive experience in issuing certified title opinions as to mineral and surface ownership.
Leah’s previous experience includes a year long secondment in-house at a large Exploration and Production Company. There she handled corporate matters relating to lease and mineral acquisitions, as well as performing title curative work and assisting with the preparation of oil and gas drilling units for operations.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2007
The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., Advertising & Public Relations, 2004
West Virginia, 2019
Pitt Law Women’s Association
Allegheny County Bar Association
Women in Energy Network (WEN), Pittsburgh Chapter
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Pittsburgh Chapter
Young Lawyers Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association
American Association of Professional Landmen, Michael Late Benedum Chapter
November 16, 2021