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    Biography

    Joshua Gallo practices in the areas of energy law and mineral title law.  He is experienced in drafting title opinions and abstracting for Appalachian Basin oil and gas clients, as well as performing oil and gas legal research.  In addition, Mr. Gallo brings to the firm real world experience as a former oil and gas landman.  With an undergraduate degree in political science and internship/externship experience in the United States Senate and United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Mr. Gallo’s education and experience provide key insight and value to the firm’s energy team.

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    Washington County Bar Association, Energy Law Section

    Key Experience

    Drafted mineral title opinions for oil and gas companies identifying all vestment ownerships, title defects, and advising on appropriate curative measures
    Abstracted title to determine proper oil and gas leasehold, surface, and coal ownership in numerous states
    Performed due diligence by assisting companies in determining the ownership of assets prior to making substantial energy transactions

    Work Experience

    2015 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2013-2014 Abstractor II, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2012 Abstractor, Holland Services
    2012 Law Clerk, Sadler Law Firm, LLP
    2011 Certified Legal Intern, Allegheny County Law Department, Duquesne University
    2010 Student Extern, United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
    2008-2009 Landman/Abstractor, Dale Property Services Penn, L.P.
    2007 Student Intern, United States Senate, Office of Senator Arlen Specter