Cohen & Grigsby Attorney Selected as Presenter for Upcoming Seminar on Marcellus Shale

Clifford Levine to Offer Expertise during “Emerging Issues in the Law of Marcellus Shale” on June 7

PITTSBURGH, PA – June 1, 2011 – Cohen & Grigsby, a business law firm with headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and an office in Bonita Springs, FL, is pleased to announce that attorney Clifford B. Levine will serve as an expert panelist for a seminar titled “Emerging Issues in the Law of Marcellus Shale” on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel. The all-day workshop will include presentations from Bruce Kramer and Pat Martin, authors of Williams & Meyers on Oil & Gas and Pooling and Unitizations, as well as expert panel discussions with industry leaders and legal representatives. The event is sponsored by LexisNexis.

“In our region, a host of businesses are taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the gas reserves in the Marcellus Shale,” said Jack Elliott, president and CEO of Cohen & Grigsby, PC. “Cliff Levine has considerable experience in land use, energy and governmental law. I’m certain he will bring valuable insight to attendees of this event.”

Levine serves as director and attorney at Cohen & Grigsby, as well as head of Cohen & Grigsby’s Public Affairs Practice Group. He has extensive experience in complex commercial and governmental litigation, land use development, environmental, energy and construction litigation and counseling. He has been a featured speaker and active practitioner with current issues such as Marcellus Shale, eminent domain and takings, regulatory preemption and constitutional limitations to land use controls. In addition, Levine has considerable experience dealing with governmental entities in both a legal and political capacity and was recently named one of the 100 most politically influential individuals in Pennsylvania. He is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer that has made more than 50 appearances before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth and Supreme Courts, which handle legal disputes involving governmental agencies.

“Emerging Issues in the Law of Marcellus Shale” will offer a comprehensive look at the legal and environmental ramifications of the Marcellus Shale. For more information, or to register, visit

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