Alexandria D. Lay
(304) 353-8120
Office: Charleston
J.D. Washington & Lee
B.A. Glenville State College
Licensure: WV
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Alexandria Lay is an integral part of mergers and acquisitions and since 2012, has been involved in transactions totaling more than $7 billion.  As a member of the firm's Energy and Natural Resources Department Transactional Team, Ms. Lay represents coal and oil and gas companies in various matters, including negotiating asset acquisitions and dispositions, conducting and managing wide-scale due diligence projects, and advising on various other operational and property matters.  

Work Experience

2012 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2011 General Internship, Steptoe & Johnson
2010-2011 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson

Key Experience

Represented energy company in the real property aspects of a stock sale divestiture of coal-producing assets, including pre-closing internal entity reorganizations, preparation and recording of instruments transferring coal, gas, and surface assets nationwide, and associated due diligence
Advised company in divestiture of a coal mine and associated properties in various states by both stock and asset sale, including preparation and recording of all property transfer documents and preparation of various agreements addressing coal-gas cooperation, subsidence, transition services, and command center services
Managed preparation and recording of property transfer documents in the termination of a joint venture involving Marcellus Shale assets in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Memberships & Awards

Executive Editor, Washington & Lee Journal of Energy, Climate and the Environment
Professionalism and Service Award, Washington & Lee School of Law