PITTSBURGH, PA – November 16, 2016 – Leech Tishman is pleased to announce that attorneys Amanda L. Fitzhugh Porter and Alexandra K. McCluskey were recently elected to positions within the Women’s Energy Network Appalachia Chapter.
Amanda, an associate with Leech Tishman’s Environmental Health & Safety and Employment Practices Groups as well as the firm’s Business Oil & Gas Subgroup, will serve as WEN’s Director of Social Media Communications. She previously served as the chapter’s Website Chair. Amanda focuses her practice primarily on issues affecting the energy industry, including title, employment, corporate, and midstream. She regularly reviews abstracts covering oil, gas, coal, and coalbed methane gas, and renders certified title opinions for properties located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Amanda advocates for clients in unemployment compensation hearings; counsels clients on Human Resources issues, including bargaining with union members on grievances and collective bargaining agreements; and has advised corporate clients on operating agreements and terms and conditions of sale. Throughout her career, Amanda has handled real estate transactions, including closings, negotiating leases and right-of-way agreements, and has prepared integral documents for real estate transactions, including title commitments and policies, leases, deeds, roadway agreements and option agreements. In conjunction with her work at Leech Tishman, Amanda continues to operate her own title company, Tri-County Abstract Agency, LLC, as a licensed title agent in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Alexandra, an associate in the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate Practice Groups as well as Leech Tishman’s Business Oil and Gas Subgroup, will serve as WEN’s Membership Communications Chairperson. Alexandra’s Business Oil and Gas practice primarily involves mineral title examination and preparing certified title opinions and division order title opinions. She has extensive experience analyzing complex mineral, oil, gas, surface and coal title in Pennsylvania and Ohio and regularly counsels clients on deed and lease interpretation, title curative measures, and mineral acquisitions. Alexandra’s practice also involves preparing assignments and conveyances of oil and gas interests, researching and drafting legal memoranda for clients in the oil and gas industry, and providing litigation support for quiet title actions. Alexandra’s Real Estate practice centers around land transactions. She regularly assists clients with real estate and commercial contracts, including purchase and sale agreements, bills of sale, deeds, mortgages and notes, leases, and rights-of-way, and advises clients on land use and zoning matters. Her Corporate practice includes corporate formation and registration, and general corporate matters.
“We both have really enjoyed our involvement with the Women’s Energy Network and networking with other females involved in the regional oil and gas industry,” stated Amanda. “We look forward to this opportunity to serve the chapter in a more meaningful capacity.”
ABOUT THE WOMEN’S ENERGY NETWORK
The Women’s Energy Network (WEN) is an international organization of professional women who work across the energy value chain. Their mission is to develop programs to provide networking opportunities and foster career and leadership development of women who work in the energy industries. Founded in 2011 the Appalachia chapter encompasses women in the Appalachian region of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and surrounding areas. The Appalachia region is in the middle of an energy revolution, boasting the full range of energy resources and is at the forefront of emerging energy technologies and practices.
ABOUT LEECH TISHMAN
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl is a full-service law firm dedicated to assisting individuals, businesses, and institutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in alternative dispute resolution, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employee benefits, employment, energy, environmental health & safety, estates & trusts, family law, government relations, immigration, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, internal investigations, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit us at www.leechtishman.com.