Peter B. Lewis
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Phone: (412) 209-1326

Peter B. Lewis is a partner in the Business & Finance department at Obermayer. He focuses his practice on energy law. He has experience representing oil and gas producers, as well as coal companies, in lease negotiations, lease preparation, and both upstream and midstream stand-up title examinations. He has also coordinated multi-unit title requests, directed and overseen preparation of curative recommendations, and prepared pre-drill, division order, and coal title opinions.

Prior to joining Obermayer, Lewis honed his skills through over 30 years of experience at firms across the Appalachian and Illinois Basins. His extensive experience includes participation in projects involving:

  • Acquisition of 1.46 million oil and gas acres in the eastern United States (primarily in West Virginia and Pennsylvania)
  • Acquisition of over 1 million gross oil and gas acres across the country, including the Appalachian and Illinois Basins
  • Due diligence in connection with the creation of a joint venture for a major oil and gas producer’s Marcellus acreage
  • An IPO for midstream gathering services for production from the Marcellus Shale
  • Due diligence in connection with the creation of a joint venture for a major oil and gas producer’s Utica acreage


Professional & Community Activities

  • Lead Counsel, Pittsburgh Pro Bono Alliance Tangled Title Project (2014 to present)

  • Lead Counsel, Habitat for Humanity of Henderson, Kentucky and Habitat for Humanity of Owensboro, Kentucky (1987-2012)

  • American Association of Professional Landmen

  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation

  • Kentucky Oil and Gas Association

  • Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association

  • West Virginia Oil and Gas Association

  • Writer (1984) and Editor (1985) Washington & Lee Law Review

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