Ryan Morgan

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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Virginia Street East 707
Charleston 25301 WV US

Ryan J. Morgan’s practice involves representation of upstream exploration and production companies, investors and private equity clients in negotiating complex transactions and conducting asset due diligence on major property acquisitions.

Mr. Morgan’s practice focuses on acquisitions and divestitures of upstream energy assets, regulatory guidance and oil and gas transactions, including joint ventures, participation agreements, joint operating agreements, exploration and development agreements, private equity financing transactions and related industry contracts. Mr. Morgan is the leader of the firm’s Energy Transactions Practice Group.


  • Represented Fortune 500 energy client before regulatory agencies and provided key guidance in developing process to establish pooling units for largest active coalbed methane production program in state
  • Assisted in multi-million dollar sale and purchase of coal assets and related facility, sales and distribution contracts
  • Represented Fortune 500 energy client in negotiating significant asset acquisitions in Marcellus shale
  • Provided guidance in developing major title and asset development projects for upstream E&P companies, managing project timelines, budget and delivery goals
  • Litigated complex real estate and mineral ownership cases to allow clients to achieve development goals
  • Provided policy and implementation guidance for new legislation to clarify notice requirements in connection with development of coalbed methane


  • J.D. West Virginia University
  • B.A. Swarthmore College


  • Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use Committee, West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia Law Review
  • West Virginia Governor’s School Advisory Committee
  • WV Independent Oil & Gas Association
  • Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation


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