Nikolas E. Tysiak

Area of Emphasis

Nik Tysiak is a shareholder in the Energy and Natural Resources Group of Babst Calland. Mr. Tysiak practices in the areas of energy and real estate law, with a primary focus on transactions and ownership involving oil and gas, where he has extensive experience identifying and curing novel real estate title issues in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He has previously taken a lead position in generating and implementing creative solutions to novel, real estate-related issues.

Mr. Tysiak also maintains a general real estate practice, with experience conducting foreclosure proceedings, drafting complex retail and commercial leasing agreements, drafting deeds and other documents necessary to effectuate property transactions, conducting real estate closings, researching and writing title insurance policies and overseeing curative measures to finalize property transactions.


A native of Albany, New York, Mr. Tysiak grew up as a first generation American, and has strong ties to his family’s Ukrainian roots. He received his B.A. in Government and History from the College of William and Mary in 2002 and his J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University in 2005. During his time at the Washington College of Law, Mr. Tysiak worked briefly for the Department of Labor and the Department of Justice. In addition, he collaborated with members and patrons of The Washington Group (a DC-based group of Ukrainian professionals) in efforts to increase judicial impartiality through discourse and exchange between U.S. and Ukrainian judges and judiciary institutions. He was also a member of the Washington College of Law Civil Practice Clinic, where he represented indigent clients in a variety of civil matters.

Memberships and Affiliations

Mr. Tysiak was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2011, the West Virginia Bar in 2006, the Ohio Bar in 2013, and the Texas Bar in 2019. He is also admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia and the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals.

Mr. Tysiak is currently chair of the Legislative and Regulatory Committee for the Michael Late Benedum Chapter (MLBC) of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). He is also on the board of the Pittsburgh Chapter of Young Professionals in Energy, a national organization focused on promoting the growth and development of younger people in the Energy Sector.