Services for Municipalities

Providing guidance for towns and cities throughout Western Pennsylvania

The growing Oil and Gas industry has brought new challenges in proportions that municipalities have never seen before. Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky’s Oil & Gas Practice Group helps municipalities with their daily business and litigation needs:

  • Oil and Gas Lease Negotiations
  • Oil and Gas Related Zoning and Land Use Hearings
  • Drafting Oil and Gas Related Ordinances
  • Drafting and Reviewing Oil and Gas Related Contracts
  • Serving as Special Counsel for Litigation Purposes
  • Defending Oil and Gas Related Zoning and Land Use Determinations
  • Defending Oil and Gas Related Ordinances
  • Litigating Contract Disputes Related to Oil and Gas

Horizontal drilling in the Marcellus Shale has changed the landscape of municipal law throughout Pennsylvania. Traditional approaches to municipal representation cannot keep pace with rapid developments in Oil and Gas law. Municipalities are seeing more and more of a need for attorneys with a practice dedicated to Oil and Gas law.

SMGG takes a team approach to municipal matters. Rather than assigning a single attorney to the municipality, Oil and Gas issues are handled by attorneys who routinely handle energy-related matters. In this way, we aim to better serve municipalities situated in the Marcellus Fairway.

Skilled representation for businesses

The attorneys at Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky effectively guide municipalities through a multitude of oil and gas-related issues. Contact Harry F. Kunselman at to learn more.