Nathan Austrian is an associate, and his practice focuses on oil and natural gas and
real estate. His work includes:
- Conductingsurface and mineral title examinations;
- Researching and preparing title opinions for the State of West Virginia with
respects to its flood control dams;
- Leading teams of abstractors and associates in large-scale projects for clients
developing the Utica Shale;
- Performing research, drafting intra-firm memoranda, and writing intra-firm
treatises on oil and gas title issues in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania;
- Reviewingleases for restrictions on assignability; and
- Participating in residential real estate closings representing lenders.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Austrian was an abstractor for a large land company
based in Michigan.
He graduated from the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, Florida in 2006
with a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in international relations and
comparative politics. He then earned his J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley School of
Law, in Lansing, Michigan, in 2011, where he graduatedcum laude.
While in law school, Mr. Austrian was a Senior Associate Editor of the Thomas M.
Cooley Law Review; the Vice Dean of Delta Theta Phi Fraternity where he received the
John Hanks Award for exemplary service; a Grade Appeals Magistrate; and a member of the
Jewish Law Student Association.
He isadmitted to the West Virginia State Bar and is also licensed to practice
in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
Mr. Austrian is a member of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and the American
Association of Professional Landmen.