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    Biography

    Brian Pulito enjoys that every day has the potential to be unique and different, with the possibility of finding creative solutions to his client's problems.   Clients appreciate Brian’s ability to talk them off the ledge and diffuse a situation, however, when necessary, he is a tenacious and fierce litigator who is comfortable in a state and federal courtroom.

    With a practice rooted in energy, Brian has a unique skill set that is relevant to both renewable energy and oil and gas developers.  With a keen eye toward emerging markets, Brian works with clients in Pennsylvania on solar projects, including project planning, real estate, zoning, and regulatory compliance.  In addition, he works with clients on eminent domain proceedings, construction litigation, and midstream litigation.

    No matter the client or the situation, Brian brings enthusiasm and deep respect for the legal system to the table.

        

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    Member, Pennsylvania Defense Initiate, First-Party Section
    Crawford County Bar Association, Treasurer
    American Bar Association
    Western Pennsylvania American Inns of Court
    Crawford County Young Lawyers Division
    Graduated cum laude, Gannon University
    Recipient, Martin Luther King Internship, Northwest Legal Services
    Graduated cum laude, Syracuse University College of Law

    Key Experience

    Represented producers with Marcellus and Utica shale wells in suits for excessive surface use, ownership, drilling rights, and pooling
    Prosecuted partition actions
    Defended lessees against claims of lease forfeiture arising from nonproduction and/or abandonment

    Work Experience

    2010 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2006-2010 Culbertson, Weiss, Schetroma and Schug, P.C.

    Speaking Engagements

    "Distinctions Between Federal and State Practice: A Practitioners Guide to the Differences Between State and Federal Practice," Civil Litigation Section Annual Retreat March, 2017

    Pipeline & Midstream Development from Wellhead to Burner Tip: Laws and Regulations Affecting Pipeline and Midstream Development in PA

    “Subsurface Trespass to the Oil& Gas Estate: Determining Damages in Pennsylvania,” PBI Oil and Gas Law Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA September 2015