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    Jason Lucas focuses his practice in the areas of energy transactions and natural resources law. He regularly assists Fortune 500 energy developers in major U.S. shale plays to meet drilling schedules and trade assets.  His experience includes major energy transactions, large-scale due diligence projects, mineral title opinions, defect and curative reports, purchase and sale agreements, and closings.

    Mr. Lucas advocates for client interests through leadership positions in various regional and national oil and gas associations. He currently serves as the Second Vice President of the National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA).

    Mr. Lucas is a sought after speaker, providing educational lectures across the country at industry organizations such as the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), the National Association of Lease Title Analysts (NALTA), and the National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA). He is the author of thought leadership materials designed to inform developers of changes in energy law and contributes to the Steptoe & Johnson “Summary of Selected Principals of Oil and Gas Law.”

    Mr. Lucas recently served as a member of the Steptoe & Johnson “Rethink Tank,” a committee tasked with envisioning the future of the firm.

    Memberships & Awards

    American Bar Association
    The Ohio State Bar Association
    National Association of Division Order Analysts, Russell Schetroma Memorial Speaker’s Award, 2015
    Pittsburgh’s Who’s Who in Energy, 2015-2016, 2017-2018
    Recipient, NADOA Interaction Award, 2012

    Key Experience

    Led teams responsible for large due diligence projects, undertook curative work, and prepared transactional documents for multi-million dollar energy transactions
    Assisted clients in major energy transactions including review of title opinions, organizing defect and curative reports, drafting letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements, and preparing closing documents for various transactions
    Organized educational seminars for a national energy business and trade organization at which more than 500 industry employees were trained

    Work Experience

    2010 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2005-2010 Phillips, Gardill, Kaiser and Altmeyer, PLLC

    Speaking Engagements

    Keynote Speaker, 2016 NADOA National Institute, "The History of Oil & Gas"

    Roundtable presentations on estate and heirship issues for the Houston Association of Division Order Analysts (HADOA) Houston TX, the National Association of Division Order Analysts, (NADOA) Fort Worth, TX, and the Denver Association of Division Order Analysts (DADOA) Denver, CO

    Legislative Update, NADOA National Convention

    Ohio Estate Basics, Appalachian Basin Association of Division Order Analysts (ABADOA)

    Acquisition & Disposition of Shale Assets in Appalachia

    AAPL Field Landman Seminar

    Moderator/Presenter, Ohio Issues, ABADOA Education Seminar