PITTSBURGH, PA – September 8, 2017 – Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl LLC (Leech Tishman) is pleased to announce that two new associates have joined the firm: Adam Hellwig and Catherine C. Sakla. Adam is based in Skaneateles, NY, while Catherine is based in Wheeling, WV. Both attorneys will also spend time in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.
Adam is a member of the firm’s Energy and Real Estate Practice Groups. Adam regularly reviews abstract of title and prepares various reports and opinions for clients including drilling title opinions, division order title opinions and acquisition title opinions. He is highly skilled in providing guidance on all title-related matters associated with oil and gas operations, including due diligence review, title litigation, and drafting and reviewing curative documents for a wide range of complex title matters. Adam routinely reviews, drafts and negotiates a variety of commercial agreements including master service agreements, joint operating agreements, master limited partnerships, drilling contracts, farm-in and farm-out agreements, production agreements (gathering, processing and transportation), terminaling and storage agreements. Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Adam worked as a sole practitioner at his own title consulting firm, providing oil and gas industry clients with guidance and practical solutions. He was also employed as a title attorney with Pecora & Duke.
Catherine is also a member of the firm’s Energy and Real Estate Practice Groups. Catherine routinely provides legal services to oil and gas exploration and production companies, midstream pipeline companies and land and mineral acquisition buyers. She regularly provides mineral title examinations and prepares certified title opinions for clients. Catherine also has experience with developing and managing commercial contracts and agreements for clients, including non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements and service, license and clinical agreements. Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Catherine served as an Oil and Gas Title Attorney at a West Virginia-based firm. She also worked as a field landman, performing title abstracts in Ohio.
“Adam and Catherine have a strong background in this oil & gas industry and a wealth of regional experience,” stated Pete A. Fuscaldo, Managing Partner of Leech Tishman. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to add them to our rapidly growing Oil & Gas attorney team.”
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, aviation & aerospace, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, employee benefits, employment, energy, environmental, estates & trusts, family law, government relations, immigration, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Sarasota, FL, State College, PA and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit us at www.leechtishman.com.