PERSONNEL FILE: Duranti, Ramsey join Lewis Glasser in new office

By The West Virginia Record | Jan 19, 2012

CHARLESTON -- Veteran natural gas lawyer R.P. "Bucky" Duranti Jr. has joined Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins as a member in the law firm's new north-central West Virginia office in the Morgantown area.

Angela C. Ramsey, also a natural gas lawyer, has joined the firm as an associate.

Duranti and Ramsey will bolster Lewis Glasser's capabilities to meet continued growth from clients involved in natural gas drilling and production activities, said Nick Casey, managing member of the firm.

Duranti has enjoyed a long-standing law practice in the Appalachian Basin. He will be based in the firm's new office along with two other LGCR lawyers – Bernie Worley and Nathan Austrian – and a growing support staff. The north-central office is expected to expand significantly over the coming year, Casey said.

Mark Sadd, a member in the firm's Charleston office, will continue to oversee the firm's mineral title and affiliated practices serving the region's growing energy sector.

"Bucky Duranti and Angela Ramsey's joining our new Morgantown office is part of Lewis Glasser's strategy to expand its capabilities to meet the needs of existing clients and our growing list of clients with interests in north-central West Virginia," Casey said.

Lewis Glasser has an extensive background representing natural gas producers, pipelines and other energy businesses in regulatory, litigation, commercial and real estate matters.

Lewis Glasser's natural gas practice is led by Richard Gottlieb, who is listed in Best Lawyers in America energy law and oil and natural gas law and in West Virginia SuperLawyers energy and natural resources and commercial litigation. The firm also has one of the state's leading government relations practices, which Casey leads. Casey and Sadd are also listed in Best Lawyers in America.

"Bucky's knowledge and experience will be a perfect fit for helping LGCR meet the needs of its expanding client base," Gottlieb said. Duranti, who has worked with a wide range of natural gas clients over the past 35 years, enhances the law firm's capabilities in acquisitions, natural gas title work, lease and mineral ownership and transaction matters. "Many of our clients are involved in the region's Marcellus and Utica activities, and our offices are well suited to assist clients with legal and regulatory issues or due diligence and business transactions."

Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins has been representing clients for more than 40 years in the areas of: Energy (natural gas, coal), Business transactions, Real property, Commercial and business litigation, Health care, Corporate bankruptcy and Alternative dispute resolution.

The firm continues its practice in matters related to public utilities, commercial developments, finance and securities, construction, and real estate. The firm also maintains an active government relations practice, representing natural gas clients, among others, before the West Virginia Legislature and in Washington D.C.

The government relations practice is LGCR Government Solutions, LLC (http://www.lgcrgovernmentsolutions.com).

Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins is a Preeminent Law Firm by Martindale-Hubbell, one of the few West Virginia firms to achieve this status. Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins has also received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating, AV.

For more information about the firm, visit www.lgcr.com.

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