OIL AND GAS LAW: Molly’s primary practice consists of reviewing and litigating oil and gas related contracts. These contracts include: oil and gas leases, lease amendments, lease cancellations, rights-of-way (for pipelines and driveways), surface use agreements (for well pads and pertinent equipment), valve site agreements, pig launching site agreements, and more. Molly also litigates oil and gas law cases. Past litigation topics include dormant minerals law and lease breaking.
PIPELINE EXPERIENCE: Molly has represented landowners in ROW negotiations for gathering lines and well connects against numerous Utica Shale drillers: B.P. (Williams on behalf of Three Rivers Midstream LLC), Chesapeake (Cardinal Gas Services), Halcon. She also represented numerous landowners for NiSource-Columbia’s midstream, 2012 liquids plant line. Later in 2012, Molly represented landowners on the Cobra Pipeline expansion project. In 2013, Molly represented landowners who owned miles of pipeline on Sunoco expansion project of its twelve inch Mogadore to Vanport pipeline. This was an interesting project where old ROWs from 1930 needed to be renegotiated and brought up to modern day standards. Molly also has extensive experience in negotiating above ground pipeline appurtenances. She has represented landowners in valve site negotiations against numerous drillers. She has also represented landowners who have been approached by public utilities to install pig launching sites on their property. In November of 2013, Molly will be giving a continuing legal education seminar to the Ohio Association for Justice entitled: Negotiating, Reviewing, and Amending Pipeline Rights of Way.