Steptoe & Johnson Expands Utica Shale Presence

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Canton Office Will Be Firm’s Twelfth Office and Second Ohio Location

Steptoe & Johnson has expanded its presence in the Utica shale with the opening of a new office in Canton, Ohio. The Canton office is the firm’s second Ohio location – along with an office in Columbus – and its twelfth overall.

The Canton office will serve the growing number of energy clients conducting operations in the Utica shale. Eventually, it office will become a full service location with additional resources in the business, labor and litigation practices.

“Energy companies throughout the nation know the potential of the Utica shale and eastern Ohio,” said Energy Team Leader Sharon Flanery. “Adding the Canton location is another step to assist our many clients working in this region.”

Steptoe & Johnson attorney Daniel Kostrub will transfer from the firm’s Wheeling, W.Va. office to serve as the Canton Managing Member and will oversee activities at the new location.

“The development of shale gas is expanding exponentially, and Ohio is leading the way in this region,” began Kostrub. “We are looking forward to the possibilities this expansion brings to the energy industry, and the positive impact this growth will have on the economy.”

Steptoe & Johnson has offices in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

About Steptoe & Johnson
Steptoe & Johnson is nationally recognized as an energy firm with core strengths in Energy Law, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation and Transactional Law. Visit http://www.steptoe-johnson.com.

For more information, contact Betsy Spellman, Chief Marketing Officer, at (304) 933-8000 or by email: betsy.spellman(at)steptoe-johnson(dot)com.

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