Zachary M. Wallen
(304) 933-8168, (724) 749-3138
Office: Bridgeport, Southpointe
J.D. University of Arizona
B.A. Trinity University
Licensure: NJ | PA | WV
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Zachary Wallen has a broad-ranging practice serving a variety of corporate clients on issues, including negotiation and preparation of leases, commercial contracts, and vendor agreements.  Additionally, Zach provides services for banking clients reviewing and preparing commercial loan documents.  Zach is a trusted advisor for clients in a variety of industries, including energy, small business, media, and not-for-profit entities and has assisted with acquisitions and divestitures, including assets ranging from mineral interests to commercial equipment and inventory. Zach counsels his clients on day to day decisions, as well as corporate governance and required regulatory reporting. 

Zach also has extensive experience counseling and advising candidates, vendors, and independent political organizations on campaign finance, political advocacy, entity formation, and election law compliance on the state, local, and federal level.

Work Experience

2011 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Speaking Engagements

Co-authored “Defining ‘Production in Paying Quantities’: A Survey of Habendum Clause Cases Throughout the United States,” 90 North Dakota Law Review 383, May 2015 (Paper presented at 2015 North Dakota Law Review Energy Law Symposium in Bismarck, ND in March 2015)

Co-authored “Summary of Selected Principles of West Virginia Oil & Gas Law,” December 2012

"Far From a Can of Corn: A Case for Reforming Ethanol Policy," 52 Arizona Law Review 129 (2010)

Key Experience

Served as settlement agent for numerous commercial and residential real estate transactions; drafted and reviewed various documents incidental thereto, such as settlement statements, escrow agreements, deeds, option agreements, and easement and right of way agreements
Assisted clients with commercial and contractual issues, including the drafting and negotiation of various agreements, such as professional services contracts, purchase and sale agreements, farmout agreements, and non-disclosure agreements
Assisted clients with acquisitions and divestitures, including asset purchase and stock purchase transactions

Memberships & Awards

West Virginia Bar Association, Real Estate Lawyers Division
Harrison County Bar Association
Certificate in International Trade and Business Law
Child and Family Law Clinic Student Attorney
Member, Arizona Law Review