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Brendan Andrew O'Donnell

Oil and Gas Attorney in Pittsburgh Serving Royalty Owners
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law, Real Estate Law
  • Pennsylvania
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Mr. O'Donnell is an Oil and Gas attorney whose practice focuses on representing landowners and royalty owners across Pennsylvania. Mr. O'Donnell has a varied oil and gas practice, assisting oil and gas owners with transactional matters like oil and gas lease negotiations and pipeline right of way negotiations alongside litigation, such as quiet title disputes, lease validity challenges and royalty claims. Mr. O'Donnell also counsels clients with the purchase and sale of oil and gas rights.

Beyond his and gas work, Mr. O'Donnell also assists property owners in matters ranging from eminent domain proceedings through zoning and land use issues.

Mr. O'Donnell has represented clients before municipal bodies, in state and federal trial courts in Pennsylvania, and before appellate courts.

Practice Areas
    Energy, Oil & Gas Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Video Conferencing
  • Google Hangouts
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Attorney
Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
- Current
Representing Pennsylvania oil and gas royalty owners in transactional and litigation matters.
Smith Butz, LLC
General practice focusing on representation of royalty owners in oil and gas matters and individuals and municipalities in land use/zoning matters.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: Law Review
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University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
B.A. (2006) | Political Science ; Spanish
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: Phi Beta Kappa
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Pennsylvania  # 309007
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Allegheny County Bar Association
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
Drafting and Negotiating Oil and Gas Lease Addendums, Washington County Bar Association Winter Bench Bar, Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe
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Websites & Blogs
Brendan A. O'Donnell at Houston Harbaugh, P.C.
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Contact & Map
Houston Harbaugh P.C.
3 Gateway Center, 22nd Floor
401 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: (412) 288-2226
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