Christopher J. Hall

Area of Emphasis

Chris Hall is a shareholder in the Energy and Natural Resources and Land and Energy Title groups of Babst Calland and co-chair of the Firm’s Renewables Group. Mr. Hall concentrates his practice in the Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy industries. He counsels energy clients on title and property development, transactions and regulatory matters.  Specifically, his practice focuses on supporting the siting and development of energy generation projects, and the acquisition, sale or trade of assets, with an emphasis on title examination and curative, property development rights, ongoing operational matters, contractual and regulatory issues, transactional due diligence, and litigation support. Transactional support related to energy contract matters include leases and easement agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and other industry-specific operation and maintenance related agreements.

Background

Mr. Hall received his B.S. in Environmental Science from Westminster College in 2001, and his J.D. from Vermont Law School in 2004. He previously worked with the Pennsylvania Environmental Council focusing his efforts on Marcellus Shale regulatory matters, where he co-authored a white paper titled “Environmental Policy and Planning Recommendations for the Development of the Marcellus Shale Play in Pennsylvania. A Report of Findings and Recommendations Based on: The Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Policy Conference, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.”

Memberships and Affiliations

Mr. Hall is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the bar associations of each of those states, in addition to the Environment & Energy Law Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association.  Chris also supports the Muscular Dystrophy Association as the Captain of Team Reid- Babst Calland for the annual Pittsburgh Muscle Walk and as a member of the Planning Committee for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual Toast to Life gala.

Mr. Hall is also a member of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF), Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF), Energy Bar Association, National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA), American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) (including the Michael Late Benedum Chapter (MLBC) and Houston Area Chapter (HAPL) of the AAPL), Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico (IPANM), Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA), Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) and Northern Appalachian Landman’s Association (NALA), Solar Energy Professionals, Solar Energy Network, Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Publications/Presentations

Mr. Hall has been published in various energy publications and presents on topics related to the energy industry before professional organizations and in-house audiences.

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