Melissa Lyon Joins Steptoe & Johnson Energy Practice



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Lyon adds depth to firm’s energy transactions team

DENVER - Steptoe & Johnson PLLC continues to build its presence in the Western U.S. with the addition of Melissa J. Lyon to the firm’s Denver office.  Lyon joins the firm’s energy department where she will be a member of its energy transactions team.  Lyon’s experience covers years of litigation and transactions focused on meeting the needs of the energy industry in Colorado and Wyoming.

“Melissa’s combination of experience in the courtroom and at the negotiating table makes her a valuable resource for our clients and attorneys,” said Steptoe & Johnson CEO Susan S. Brewer. “I am excited about the expansion of our capabilities in the Denver area, and look forward to what we will accomplish for our clients.” 

Lyon is skilled in the areas of energy and natural resources law, real estate, and general civil litigation.  She works closely with oil and gas companies to handle matters including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, mergers and acquisitions, and others.  She negotiates purchase and sale agreements, loan documents, master service agreements, and other arrangements to facilitate energy exploration and development.  

Lyon has been honored by The Denver Business Journal as one of the “Top Women in Energy,” a 40 Under 40 nominee, and an Outstanding Women in Business Award nominee.  Lyon earned her law degree and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming.  She is the founder of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association Denver Law Network, a networking group for university alumni in the Denver area. 

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a law firm nationally recognized for its strengths in energy law with more than a century of know-how in the areas of business, employment, and litigation.  Steptoe & Johnson has more than 300 attorneys practicing in 13 offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.  Visit and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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