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William Herlihy

Chair, Natural Resources
Co-Chair, Energy
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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

West Virginia, USA
    Local Time: Thursday 04:33

Practice Expertise

  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Energy Law
  • Banking & Finance Law

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers & Acquistions
  • Midstream Services
  • Natural Resources
  • Shale Gas Law
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Profile

Mr. Herlihy's primary areas of practice are energy, natural resource law and general business acquisitions. He has more than 30 years of experience assisting clients in these areas.

Bar Admissions

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Education

  • University of Virginia, B. A., with honors, 1977
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1981

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Corporate & Business Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mergers & Acquistions
  • Midstream Services
  • Natural Resources
  • Shale Gas Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
  • Negotiating and documenting the acquisition and sale of businesses and related assets for natural gas, coal and land companies
  • Representing lenders and borrowers in loan and other financial transactions related to the natural gas, coal, timber, and land holding businesses
  • Negotiating and preparing natural gas and coal supply agreements
  • Negotiating and preparing oil and gas and coal lease agreements
  • Negotiating and preparing timber sale agreements, timber harvesting contracts, and forestry management agreements
  • Negotiating and preparing master services, transportation, drilling, loading and other natural resource service agreements
  • Negotiating and preparing easements, licenses, rights-of-way, wheelage and other natural resource land use agreements
  • Representing oil and gas and coal companies for contract disputes in either an arbitration or civil litigation forum
  • Representing land holding companies for contractual disputes in either an arbitration or civil litigation forum
  • Negotiating and preparing pipeline operating and management agreements
  • Representing vendors for equipment and services in the natural resource industry
  • Providing real property/title services to natural resource companies
  • Representing natural resource industry companies in permitting disputes with regulatory agencies
  • Defending natural resource industry participants in enforcement actions and penalty assessments with regulatory agencies
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable John A. Field, Jr., Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1981 - 1982
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