Energy Law

Keevican Weiss & Bauerle established its Energy Law Practice Group to provide a broad range of legal services to its clients in the energy industry. From complex securities law to forming international joint ventures, our ability to meet a wide array of legal needs within the energy industry has enabled us to become intimately familiar with the current issues and future trends of our clients.

Leading its Energy Law Practice Group, Managing Director Lee Keevican has served as general counsel to a large regional developer and producer of oil and gas properties. He and other members of Keevican Weiss & Bauerle have assisted developers, producers and lenders with properties in the Appalachian Basin (New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky).

A snapshot of the industry-specific services Keevican Weiss & Bauerle’s Energy Law Practice Group has provided to its clients include:

  • Private syndications to raise equity for exploration and drilling.
  • Feasibility assessments of proposed alternative energy projects.
  • Production payment financing for drillers.
  • Working capital financing for established producers.
  • Real estate title and contract work for producers, drillers and lenders.
  • Purchase and sale of oil and gas interests.
  • Oil and gas loan workouts, including secured party sales and deeds in lieu of foreclosure.
  • International fundraising and Algerian and Russian drilling and pipeline contracts.

Our Attorneys Have:

Our extensive work in the energy industry also includes work with most of the leading coal and coal industry-related companies in the United States, including 78 of the 150 members of the American Iron and Steel Institute and a majority of the members of the Bituminous Coal Operators Association.

The following representative transactions reflect the depth of experience Keevican Weiss & Bauerle’s Energy Law Practice Group offers to its clients.


Leo A. Keevican

Managing Director

James F. Bauerle

Director of Legal and Business Services

Donald E. Ambrose

Financial Services & Energy Law