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Bridget D. Furbee

400 White Oaks Boulevard, Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330
Firm: Steptoe & Johnson PLLC  |  Website

Bridget D. Furbee

400 White Oaks Boulevard, Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330
Firm: Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Years In Practice

Phone Number (304) 933-8000

Bridget Furbee focuses her practice in the area of energy law.  She is the former in-house counsel for a major Fortune 500 energy company where she was responsible for legal issues related to gas exploration and production, including the development of major new geologic plays in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.  She has extensive experience in major transactions as well as litigation in the oil and gas industry.  With over 30 years in the industry, Bridget brings a practical perspective to find legal solutions to various types of contract disputes, including joint operating agreements, farmouts, leases and gas contracts.



Represented sellers and buyers in various oil and gas acquisitions, including the corporate sale of one entity worth $3.75 Billion, and multiple transactions, each exceeding $100 Million

Represented oil and gas operator in litigating and settling class action royalty claims

Resolved disputes and litigation between landowners and operators

Served as Counsel for seller of overriding royalty interests for $193 Million

Represented buyer of E&P assets for $2.5 Million

Counsel for seller of E&P company (stock and assets) for $3.47 Billion

Negotiated and drafted various agreements involved in farmouts, joint ventures, sales and acquisitions of E&P properties, including stock and asset sales

Experienced in negotiating, preparing and analyzing various types of gas sales, marketing and transportation agreements

Worked with industry to draft proposed legislation for horizontal wells and road bonds



2012                    Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, Bridgeport, WV

2010-2012      CONSOL Energy Inc.     

2007-2010      Dominion Resources Services, Inc.

2006-2007      Dominion Transmission, Inc.

2003-2006      Jackson Kelly PLLC

1993-2002      Johnson, Simmerman & Broughton,L.C.

1994-1997      Vice President, Administration & Legal Affairs, Alamco, Inc.

1992-1994      Manager, Gas Marketing & Legal Affairs, Alamco, Inc.

1985-1991      Gas Marketing/Office Administration Manager, Alamco, Inc.

1981-1985      Alamco, Inc.



Alert--Production “Irrelevant” Under Flat-Rate Leases

Alert--PA Supreme Court Eliminates More Act 13 Provisions

Alert--Pennsylvania Superior Court confirms “Dual Purpose” Lease Not Severable

Alert--West Virginia Supreme Court Rules Surface Owners Have No Right to Appeal Well Work Permits

“Ohio Dormant Mineral Acts & Ohio Forced Pooling,” S&J Seminar Presenter (Canonsburg, PA) May, 2016

“Holdouts and Houdinis: Partition Actions, Missing Heir Petitions &Dormant Mineral Acts,” MLBC/IRWA, Joint Seminar Presenter (Canonsburg, PA) March, 2016

“The Future of the U.S. Oil and Gas Industry,” S&J Presentation to a WINUP group, September, 2015

“Partition Actions & Missing Heirs,” Presentation to the HAPL group (Houston, TX) October, 2013

“Farmouts & JOAs,” Joint Presentation to the AAPL (Prestonburg, KY) March, 2013

"Employment Law from A to Z," CLE Presenter2006

"Problem Employees in West Virginia," CLE Presenter 2005





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Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Energy & Mineral Law Foundation

Harrison County Bar Association




West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association, Legal Committee

Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia

Member, Bridgeport Development Authority

Former Director, Harrison County CASA Program, Inc.

Council on Ministries, Bridgeport United Methodist Church

Former Director, Habitat for Humanity of Harrison County

American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)

Michael Late Benedum Chapter AAPL (MLBC)
















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400 White Oaks Boulevard
Bridgeport, West Virginia 26330
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