Coal

The McGuireWoods Coal Team provides legal services to the firm’s large and growing group of coal industry clients around the globe. For decades, we have represented some of the largest coal companies in the United States. Team members are drawn from across the firm, all of whom devote a substantial part of their practice to coal industry clients. We have provided assistance to our coal industry clients in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the United States.

Our lawyers are adept at addressing the unique issues faced by the coal industry — long-term supply contracting; rail transportation arrangements; permitting; environmental compliance; surety and bonding; reclamation; labor relations; governmental regulation; royalties; contract compliance; force majeure declarations; reserve acquisition and sale; price redeterminations, and merchant trading. We are equally adept at addressing the issues coal companies have in common with many other businesses, such as corporate securities, corporate debt arrangements, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation plans, corporate compliance, ERISA, among others.

Team members have the benefit of working with a variety of players in the industry, including producers, utilities, railroads and barge lines, and coal service providers. In addition, they have served as outside and in-house counsel to coal companies, providing a perspective that lawyers who concentrate on other industries cannot.

CONTACTS

Leonard J. Marsico Partner T: +1 412 667 7987 Email
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

Representative Matter

Representing Debtor-in-Possession and First-Lien Lenders in Connection with Coal Mining Firm Bankruptcy

Represent debtor-in-possession and first-lien lenders in connection with over $250 million of credit extended to a coal mining firm that filed for chapter 11 in May 2015.  Coal mining firm operated in several states with over $500 million in assets and faced many complex environmental and other legal issues.
Representative Matter

Representation of a large American energy company

Representation of a large American energy company in a putative class action filed by lawyers representing a proposed class of 1,500 residents.  The complaint asserted claims for nuisance, trespass, and negligence based on emissions from an electric power generation facility notwithstanding our client’s compliance with its Clean Air Act permit.  We initially won a motion to dismiss all claims, and after that was reversed on appeal we briefed and won a motion to strike the class allegations.  Ultimately, the plaintiffs withdrew their claims and the client paid nothing, in what amounted to a complete victory.
Representative Matter

International steel conglomerate

Defense of international steel conglomerate against claim brought by consultant who provided services related to the $600 million acquisition of a metallurgical coal company. The consultant alleged breach of an oral agreement to pay him a commission on the sale of nearly $10million. Summary judgment is pending.
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Sarah B Boehm Sarah B. Boehm
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 7487
F: +1 804 698 2255
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Anthony Carna Anthony J. Carna
Associate
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142
Email
T: +1 412 667 7932
F: +1 412 667 7948
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Zachary B. Chittick
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201
Email
T: +1 214 932 6439
F: +1 214 273 7476
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Dion W Hayes Dion W. Hayes
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106
Email
T: +1 804 775 1144
F: +1 804 698 2078
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T:+1 212 548 2100
F: +1 212 548 2150

John M Lain John M. Lain
Senior Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4381
F: +1 804 698 2097
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Christina M. Lepore
Attorney
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142
Email
T: +1 412 667 7901
F: +1 412 667 7998
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Leonard J Marsico Leonard J. Marsico
Partner
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040
Email
T: +1 412 667 7987
F: +1 412 667 7956
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T:+1 202 857 2412
F: +1 412 667 7956

Emery B McRill Emery B. McRill
Partner
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671
Email
T: +1 410 659 4422
F: +1 410 659 4520
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Scott C Oostdyk Scott C. Oostdyk
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4743
F: +1 804 698 2133
vCard
Michael P Reynold Michael P. Reynold
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1917
F: +1 804 775 1061
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Gregg Rosen Gregg M. Rosen
Partner
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142
Email
T: +1 412 667 7934
F: +1 412 667 7973
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Gordon W Schmidt Gordon W. Schmidt
Partner
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142
Email
T: +1 412 667 7946
F: +1 412 667 7955
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Michael B Woodard Michael B. Woodard
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4729
F: +1 804 698 2210
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Robert Wynne Robert B. Wynne
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1868
F: +1 804 225 5343
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Event

11th Annual Coal Industry Briefing

September 19, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA
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Legal Alert

EPA’s CO2 NSPS for New Power Plants

A Controversial Rule about Nothing

October 9, 2013
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