Marcellus Shale Taps Into New Legal Pocket

April 1, 2011 – In The News

The increased extraction of the Marcellus Shale natural gas reserves has opened a wide range of opportunities for lawyers. The complicated process has created the need for legal work in many different areas, such as assisting with lease deals, overseeing regulations and filing lawsuits.

“There’s an enormous amount of work for lawyers out of Marcellus Shale,” said M. Joel Bolstein who chronicles the industry on his environmental law blog. “Up until a few years ago, you didn’t have a lot of need for oil and gas lawyers. Marcellus Shale changed everything.”

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