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Remote Oil and Gas Title Attorney

A medium-sized law firm is looking for three temporary / contract attorneys to assist an expanding title group within a leading law firm in downtown Pittsburgh. 

This is a full time (40 hrs) contract position expected to last 2-4 months, with the potential to go significantly longer, depending on workload and performance. Temp-to-perm will be considered for outstanding candidates depending on work product produced during the project.

While training must be conducted onsite, remaining work may be done remotely. 

Rates offered will be commensurate with experience. Rate information must be provided with each application.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise clients concerning business transactions, claim liability, or legal rights and obligations.
  • Conduct research in oil and gas ownership, title examination, and the preparation of title opinions
  • Researched and prepared memoranda related to complex oil and gas and real estate-related issues
  • Analyze and interpreted deeds, oil and gas leases, oil and gas assignments, joint operating agreements, unitization agreements and other instruments related to oil and gas and leasehold ownership, particularly in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia

Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience in the oil and gas industry
  • Experience drafting Title Opinions in WV, OH & PA is required.
  • Experience handling a wide variety of issues related to ownership of and title to oil and gas, including the preparation of oil and gas drilling title opinions and title examination  
  • Excellent writing and drafting skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and are persistent and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • The ability to identify and manage complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Adept at using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Outstanding dependability, cooperation, sense of integrity, and initiative
  • Exemplary judgment and decision making ability, considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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