Nathan Austrian is an associate, and his practice focuses on oil and natural gas and real estate. His work includes:
Conducting surface 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;
Reviewing leases 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 graduated cum 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 is admitted 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.