Saul Ewing Partner Co-Edits The Definitive Treatise on Oil and Gas Law in Pennsylvania

Saul Ewing Partner Co-Edits The Definitive Treatise on Oil and Gas Law in Pennsylvania

(Philadelphia, PA, September 19, 2014) – Saul Ewing LLP, a full service law firm with more than 260 lawyers in 11 East Coast offices, announced today that Joel R. Burcat, a Harrisburg-based partner and Chair of the Oil and Gas practice, has teamed with Stephen W. Saunders, of Scranton, Pa.-based Saunders Law, to edit The Law of Oil and Gas in Pennsylvania published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Press.

This meticulously researched and written reference is the definitive guide to oil and gas law in the Commonwealth.  It thoroughly dissects both title and regulatory issues relating to oil and gas. This examination is made from the perspectives of the oil and gas industry, land and mineral rights owners and the interested public.  Pennsylvania’s law of oil and gas continues to evolve and courts are grappling with the application of new technologies and concepts that collide with case law developed in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.  It is more important than ever for practitioners to stay informed and up to date on the current state of the law.  The book also contains detailed chapters on the history of oil and gas law in Pennsylvania and the geology and practice of oil and gas drilling.  This reference is available both in book and CD-ROM format.  Copies of the treatise may be purchased through the Pennsylvania Bar Institute here.

Elizabeth U. Witmer, another partner in Saul Ewing’s Oil and Gas practice, wrote the chapter on pipeline regulation.

Mr. Burcat earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Pennsylvania State University, and his law degree from Vermont Law School. Ms. Witmer earned her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary and her law degree from Villanova University School of Law.  Mr. Saunders earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Scranton and his law degree from Catholic University of America, the Columbus School of Law.

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