Oil and Gas Lawyers



Oil and gas development can present unique and complex issues that can be intimidating and challenging. At Sweat Law Offices, our oil and gas practice is dedicated to protecting the interests of landowners and royalty owners. Sweat Law Offices have effectively negotiated over one thousand oil and gas leases.

Sweat Law Offices has assisted landowners and royalty owners negotiate new leases, overriding royalties and participation agreements. We have also advised clients on lease preservation and maintenance issues. SLO has also advised clients on lease development and production issues, including the impact and effect of delay rental and shut-in royalty clauses, as well as the implied covenants to live develop and market oil/gas. SLO has also represented landowners in connection with surface access and pipeline right-of-way issues We can proactively identify and avoid potential issues that frequently arise when leases do not receive a thorough vetting. These can include:

New Lease Negotiations

  • Royalty rates
  • Provisions addressing surface damage
  • Lease terms
  • Warranties
  • Assignments

Experienced Pittsburgh Minerals Rights Attorneys

SLO has extensive experience in the Oil and Gas industry protecting landowners in the following areas:

Have you been approached to sell your Oil and Gas Mineral Rights?

SLO can protect your rights to determine if selling all or a portion of your oil and gas is appropriate for your situation. We have a thorough step-by-step process to assist you in your mineral sale that includes: (1) mineral valuation; (2) protect you against brokers and connect you with the true oil and gas buyers; (3) draft oil and gas sale and purchase agreements; (4) draft an oil, gas, and mineral deed.

If you have been approached about leasing or selling your mineral rights, Contact us today!


When you are interested in additional information concerning this area of practice, contact us please.

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The Benefits of Having Sweat Law Work For You

Our team has acquired well over 100 years of combined work experience representing clients in all of their legal needs. Our experience has enabled us to create results in line with their goals and objectives. There is no replacement for experience.

Our law team is consistently recognized in the legal community as leaders in ideas and pacesetters, and is considered as one of the top law firms in Southwestern PA.

Efficiency and results are more important than the hourly rate. More than a 100 years worth of total experience has allowed us to deliver results with an effort in improving our client’s bottom line.

Our clients are always close in being face to face with our legal team, as we are proud in on offering full access to our attorneys and staff. We have created a outstanding presence in Southwestern Pennsylvania.




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