Barbara Y. Strnad

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, J.D. (2012)
  • University of Minnesota, B.A. (2007)

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Barbara Y. Strnad

Associate

bstrnad@dmclaw.com |
Direct: 412-392-5430


Two PPG Place
Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-5402

Main: 412-281-7272
Fax: 888-811-7144

Profile & Honors

Barbara Y. Strnad is a senior associate of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. She concentrates her practice on real estate and business transactions, especially within the spheres of traditional energy, renewable energy, and natural resources.

Ms. Strnad counsels various real estate and energy clients on transactional matters, including acquisitions and divestiture, private equity deals, leasing and land issues, and easements and rights-of-way. She focuses much of her time on the negotiation and drafting of documents for such transactions ensuring that clients realize their business objectives and bring deals to successful conclusion. Ms. Strnad has managed multiple due diligence transactions, including sales and leasehold trades. She also prepares purchase agreements and deeds and conducts real estate closings on properties throughout the Pittsburgh area.

Ms. Strnad is also experienced in quiet title litigation, including those suits involving the determination of property or mineral ownership and those involving legacy leasehold disputes. She is skilled in drafting and reviewing various types of title opinions, including division order opinions, drilling opinions, coal opinions, easement, utility, and pipeline opinions, as well as opinions for renewable energy producers. Her experience extends to analysis of complex leaseholds, fractionalized heirships, dormant oil and gas issues, and abandoned railroad, steel, and industrial properties.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Strnad worked in the energy and natural resources group at a regional law firm. She also has experience working in marketing and market research.

Professional Accomplishments

  • Allegheny County Bar Association Women’s Institute for Leadership in Law 2018
  • David B. Fawcett Pro Bono Award – 9th Annual Recipient (awarded based upon a combination of hours dedicated to pro bono work and the results obtained in performing that work)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, J.D. (2012)
  • University of Minnesota, B.A. (2007)

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Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • Managed due diligence project for leasehold acreage swap involving property valued at nearly $250 million and leading a team of more than 25 other attorneys
  • Managed due diligence project for leasehold acreage and related assets valued at over $40 million
  • Served as counsel during the completion of private equity transaction for growing exploration and production company, including negotiation and drafting of operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and master service agreements
  • Drafted and reviewed division order title opinions, including units created under statutory (mandatory pooling) orders
  • Examined assets and prepared defect notices for time-sensitive due diligence project to support client bidding on more than 30,000 acres of fee and leasehold oil and gas acreage held in bankruptcy
  • Assisted in successfully negotiating the surrender of disputed legacy acreage for Marcellus operator holding top leases on the property
  • Advised pipeline easement owner on scope of original grant, permissible expansion activities, and potential responses to nearby easement owner’s demands pertaining to that expansion
  • Managed title review project for regional oil and gas company obtaining small acreage leases for unitization
  • Assisted in the preparation of large scale title report for midstream company planning pipeline development through abandoned railroad property
Presentations & Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • “Due Diligence in Energy Transactions” (Co-Speaker); LinkedIn Live video broadcast: “Land and Legal Live”; 8/13/2019

Publications

Admissions & Licenses

Admissions and Licenses

  • Ohio Bar Admission
  • Pennsylvania Bar Admission
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Memberships & Community

Memberships

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs – Three Rivers Chapter
  • Ellevate Network
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Institute for Energy Law
  • Northern Appalachian Landman’s Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
Education

Education

  • Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, J.D. (2012); recipient of Dean’s Scholar Award Highest Pro Bono Distinction; OUTLaw (Executive Board); VITA Committee (Executive Board); Women’s Law Student Association
  • University of Minnesota, B.A. (2007), summa cum laude, Psychology and Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance