HHM law firm opens office in St. Clairsville

ST. CLAIRSVILLE Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell Ltd., a law firm with offices in Youngstown, Warren and Salem, today announced plans to open a new office this week in St. Clairsville, Ohio, the county seat of Belmont County. HHM’s work in the new office will focus on oil & gas law matters, primarily with local landowners.

The office is located at 118 W. Main St., adjacent to the offices of Mark Thomas, a St. Clairsville lawyer and Belmont County commissioner.

“Belmont County and the surrounding areas have enjoyed a tremendous surge in mineral rights leasing activity in recent years with the rise of the Utica and Marcellus shale plays,” said Alan D. Wenger, chair of the Oil & Gas Law Practice Group at HHM.

“We look forward to providing Belmont County landowners with legal counsel and service on leases and lease amendments, unitization, pipeline and infrastructure agreements, title matters, collective group representation, litigation and more.”

Since 2010, HHM’s Oil & Gas Law Practice Group has supported negotiations for new and amended leases covering many thousands of acres in northeastern Ohio, all on behalf of landowners and landowner groups.

More information about HHM is available at the new St. Clairsville office, (740) 298-7550, or at the firm’s website, wwwhhmlaw.com.

Besides oil and gas related counsel, Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell Ltd. provides legal solutions to corporations, other businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies and individuals.