Anthony J. Carna Partner

Anthony is the chair of the firm's oil and gas practice. He regularly advises publicly traded and privately held energy companies in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project development, regulatory matters, mineral conveyancing, and other transactions in the energy industry.

Anthony also regularly advises clients on matters involving gas and crude oil gathering and processing agreements, joint development and exploration agreements, participation agreements, gas and crude oil storage agreements, oil and gas sublease and farmout agreements, coal and pipeline cooperation agreements, master services agreements, disputes arising from oil and gas leases and pipeline right of way agreements, and the development and construction of midstream, transmission, wastewater disposal and fresh water facilities.  In addition, he regularly provides general business counsel to a number of energy, transportation, and construction companies.

Anthony was appointed to Pittsburgh’s Global Shapers Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum comprised of industry leaders dedicated to making positive contributions to their communities.

Experience

Midstream Experience

Representation of Andeavor Corp. in the $1.25 billion in Andeavor Logistics common units and $300 million in cash sale of oil storage, terminal and pipeline assets in multiple locations in the Western United States to its subsidiary Andeavor Logistics LP.  

Representation of a publicly traded marketing, logistics and refining company in its $325 million acquisition of a midstream company operating a multipart crude oil and frac sand logistics system in the Delaware Basin in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico.

Representation of publicly traded energy company in development and construction of $1.6 billion interstate natural gas pipeline traversing Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Representation of midstream company in its acquisition of an undivided joint interest in a 122 mile crude oil and condensate pipeline system in West Texas.

Representation of publicly traded midstream and upstream companies in numerous gas and crude oil gathering and processing agreements.

Representation of publicly traded oil and gas company in $40 million sale of midstream facilities and concurrent gas gathering agreement.

Served as senior in-house counsel to a publicly traded pipeline company where he was responsible for the management and oversight of the company's legal affairs, including supporting several of the company's business units and advising on matters relating to transmission projects, midstream projects, real estate transactions and strategic planning.

Representation of publicly traded pipeline company in connection with multi-billion dollar pipeline modernization projects.

Representation of publicly traded pipeline company in development and construction of multi-billion dollar transmission line projects.

Representation of publicly traded pipeline company in numerous transactions throughout the US involving the acquisition and disposition of midstream facilities, transmission lines and related facilities and real property.

Representation of publicly traded pipeline company in numerous transactions throughout the US involving the development and construction of midstream infrastructure.

Upstream Experience

Representation of publicly traded exploration and production company in termination of joint oil and gas development program and exchange of over $100 million of Marcellus shale assets.

Representation of publicly traded exploration and production company in its $41 million sale of Pennsylvania Marcellus acreage and over 200 conventional natural gas wells.

Representation of publicly traded exploration and production company in its sale of over 2,000 conventional natural gas wells.

Representation of exploration and production company in its acquisition and financing of oil and gas assets, including wells, leases, and gas gathering system, and the subsequent sale of the midstream assets to the subsidiary of a publicly-traded natural gas utility provider.

Representation of publicly traded exploration and production company in its sale of overriding royalty interests.

Representation of a wide range of energy companies and investors in assessing, acquiring and disposing of oil and gas assets in multiple producing basins throughout the US, including the Delaware, Appalachian, Ft. Worth, Permian and Williston Basins.

Representation of publicly traded exploration and production companies in numerous acreage trade agreements.

Representation of seller of non-operating working interest in Eagle Ford Shale development project.

Representation of acquirers and joint venture participants in organizing and completing large-scale mineral title abstracting and diligence projects.

Downstream Experience

Representation of publicly traded company in acquisition of crude oil refinery in Stark County, North Dakota.

Representation of a publicly traded marketing, logistics and refining company in its acquisition of 13 retail convenience stores and gas stations in Minnesota.

Oilfield Services Experience

Representation of a Dallas-based private equity firm in the sale of its working interests in three saltwater disposal wells located in Atascosa, LaSalle, and Gonzales Counties, Texas.

Representation of publicly traded oil and gas companies in numerous fresh water transportation and services agreements.

Representation of privately held oilfield services company in acquisition of waste water disposal assets in Belmont County, Ohio.

Representation of privately held oilfield services company in development of waste water disposal program.

Representation of privately held oilfield services company in development of master services agreement program.

Coal Experience

Representation of publicly traded midstream companies in numerous coal and pipeline coordination and cooperation agreements.

Representation of publicly traded power company in coal acquisition program.

Representation of investor in acquisition of equity interest in company operating U.S. based coal mines.

Representation of privately held coal company in sale of its surface mine and coal pond course refuse reclamation operation.

Representation private equity provider of financing for acquisition of operating West Virginia coal mines.

Representation of privately held power company in connection with coal combustion residuals transportation and disposal program.

Representation of privately held coal producer in drafting and negotiating coal lease agreements.

Representation of privately held coal producer in drafting and negotiating coal supply agreements.

Completed due diligence review of coal lease validity and structure in connection with investor’s acquisition of equity interest in U.S. based coal company.

Other M&A Experience

Representation of publicly traded steel company in acquisition of South American company.

Representation of an investment management group in its acquisition, through a portfolio company, of a provider of web hosting services.

Representation of an investment management group in its acquisition, through a portfolio company, of the assets of a web hosting company.

Representation of private equity and mezzanine debt firm in its acquisition of a leading provider of web-hosting services.

Representation of private equity and mezzanine debt firm in its acquisition of a Bulgarian technical support services company.

Representation of private equity and mezzanine debt firm in its acquisition of its acquisition of an IT staffing and consulting services firm.

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, 2009
  • Westminster College, BS, 2006

Member, Allegheny County Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Energy and Mineral Law Foundation

Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association

Member, Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA)

Member, W. Edward Sell American Inn of Court

  • Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Named to “Pennsylvania Rising Stars,” Energy and Natural Resources, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2019

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