Alexandria Lay

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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Virginia Street East 707
Charleston 25301 WV US

Alexandria D. Lay is an integral part of mergers and acquisitions and since 2012, has been involved in transactions totaling more than $7 billion. As a member of the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Department Transactional Team, Ms. Lay represents coal and oil and gas companies in various matters, including negotiating asset acquisitions and dispositions, conducting and managing wide-scale due diligence projects, and advising on various other operational and property matters.


  • Represented energy company in the real property aspects of a stock sale divestiture of coal-producing assets, including pre-closing internal entity reorganizations, preparation and recording of instruments transferring coal, gas, and surface assets nationwide, and associated due diligence
  • Advised company in divestiture of a coal mine and associated properties in various states by both stock and asset sale, including preparation and recording of all property transfer documents and preparation of various agreements addressing coal-gas cooperation, subsidence, transition services, and command center services
  • Managed preparation and recording of property transfer documents in the termination of a joint venture involving Marcellus Shale assets in Pennsylvania and West Virginia
  • Experience in preparing purchase and sale agreements, trade agreements, deeds, leases, subleases, and other related transactional agreements
  • Managed and coordinated multi-state due diligence projects, prepared transactional documents, and conducted closing for large asset transaction
  • Provided educational presentations for energy clients on overview of the 2018 West Virginia cotenancy legislation for land and operations personnel


  • J.D. Washington & Lee
  • B.A. Glenville State College


  • Executive Editor, Washington & Lee Journal of Energy, Climate and the Environment
  • Professionalism and Service Award, Washington & Lee School of Law
  • Leadership West Virginia Class of 2019
  • Co-chair, EMLF Young Lawyers Committee
  • Institute for Energy Law


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