Jesse J. Zirillo
Two PPG Place, Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402
T: 800-243-5412
D: 412-281-7272
F: 888-811-7144





Title analysis, transactional practice, and litigation experience are brought to bear when the DMC Oil, Gas and Mineral Services Group drafts a certified opinion as to oil and gas interests or mineral interests. Identifying proper ownership of surface estates, oil and gas estates, and/or mineral estates requires a commitment to detail in both the analysis of title abstracts and also the communication of findings to the client. The DMC Oil, Gas and Mineral Services Group does not merely provide a title abstract summary but, rather, provides a comprehensive and detailed legal opinion arising from the title abstract documents. Energy clients require more than just summaries of the title documents they require practical and effective advice as to curing the various clouds on title. Based upon the diverse transactional and litigation practice of DMC, the title curative solutions are efficient, practical, and effective.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to our energy clients in terms of getting the right answer, cost-effective legal analysis, and timeliness. Our professional capabilities include:

▶  Drilling Title Opinions and Supplemental Opinions
▶  Acquisition Title Opinions
▶  Leasehold Title Opinions
▶  Drafting of Pooling and Unitization Agreements
▶  Drafting Curative Instruments
▶  Development of creative problem-solving strategies for resolving complex title defects
▶  Quiet Title Litigation
▶  Drafting of Coal and Hydrocarbon Deeds
▶  Preparation and negotiation of oil and gas leases, amendments, assignments, ratifications, and pipeline right of ways
▶  Detailed lease analysis
▶  Facilitating the purchase or sale of oil and gas interests, including transactions through Bankruptcy Court
▶  Transactional work including:
  • Acquisitions
  • Divestitures
  • Mergers
  • Joint Ventures (JVs)
  • Due Diligence
  • Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs)
  • Farm-Outs
  • Assignments
  • Well Purchase/Divestitures

Due to our regional footprint throughout the Appalachian Basin, DMC is well positioned to service client interests throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

To learn more about the capabilities of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Services Group, contact Jesse J. Zirillo at 412-392-5342 or via e-mail at