Natural Resources

Ellen represented clients in several capacities in Chapter 11 Cases involving coal, gas and oil companies. She has represented debtors, trustees, unsecured creditor committees, lenders, lessors, critical vendors, and general unsecured creditors in Chapter 11 cases of debtors operating in the national resource industry. Representing clients in such as variety of roles has given Ellen unique insights into the coal and natural gas business in terms of financing, budgeting, operations, liquidation, negotiation of coal supply contracts, lease assumption analysis and negotiation, as well as addressing transportation and labor issues in compliance with state and federal law. Over the course of her career, Ellen has assisted both debtors and bidders in the sales of dozens of properties and understands the complex permit transfer process that accompanies such sales.