Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP is pleased to announce that Neal Thatcher has joined the law firm as a partner.
Dan Brier, a firm principal, commented that “with his years of experience as lead corporate counsel for energy companies active in the burgeoning Marcellus and Utica Shale regions, Neal is highly qualified to provide sophisticated and practical advice on energy related legal matters including transactional real estate, acquisitions, divestitures and complicated commercial litigation. With opportunities to work with law firms throughout the country, we are thrilled that Neal decided to bring his significant knowledge of the energy sector to Myers, Brier & Kelly. I am confident he will be an invaluable addition to our already accomplished corporate, litigation and energy teams.”
Prior to joining Myers, Brier & Kelly, Thatcher provided counsel to some of the biggest names in the energy field ranging from startups to nationally recognized companies. For over a decade, he served as senior counsel to The Williams Companies, Inc., a Fortune 500 energy infrastructure company that is one of the largest pipeline transportation and midstream businesses in the United States.
While at The Williams Companies, Neal served as primary and lead counsel for various midstream business segments, including those in Northeast Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Eastern Ohio. He has negotiated, structured and drafted commercial agreements and energy transactions with values over $100 million, and has been a key deal team member on major acquisitions and divestitures, including transactions valued in excess of $1 billion. Neal has also successfully managed and provided strategic oversight on complex commercial litigation matters.
Thatcher has earned numerous leadership awards recognizing his individual and team achievements and has served on the boards and committees of several local nonprofits. A Dunmore native, Neal currently resides in Throop with his wife Shannon and their three children, Colin, Brendan and Ryan.