Q4 2017 Speaker Luncheon

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Join us for our Q4 Luncheon at Bella Sera in Canonsburg. Babst Calland's James Mazzocco will discuss recent Pennsylvania's Mechanics' Lien Laws and how they can impact operators and suppliers. Joining James will be Keith Pisarcik, Esq. of Penn Energy Resources, who will be on hand to discuss some of their experiences related to the topic.

NOTE: During the luncheon, we will be collecting food and monetary donations in support of Range Resources 2000 Turkeys Food Drive, benefitting the Greater Washington County Food Bank. A Range Resource representative will be on hand to discuss the program. Every person who supports the drive will receive one (1) free raffle ticket for every $5.00 in food, cash or gift cards donated. We will raffle gift cards and other items at the luncheon. ABGPA Midstream will be matching all donations up to $1000.  CLICK FOR INFO

Most state mechanics’ lien statutes address construction on a single parcel of land, not pipelines that can span miles and hundreds of individual parcels.  So can contractors or material suppliers lien an oil and gas pipeline?  What about the well itself?  And is there a way for owners and operators to determine the identities subcontractors and suppliers working on a particular project who may be having payment issues before a lien is filed?  Finally, what can owners, operators, and potential lien claimants alike do to avoid the need to file a lien in the first place?  Mr. Mazzocco will answer these and other questions, as well as provide an overview of recent amendments to the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law that establish new threshold requirements for lien claimants.

James D. (JD) Mazzocco is an attorney in the Construction, Litigation, and Transportation Safety groups of the law firm of Babst Calland.  Mr. Mazzocco has extensive experience in cases involving the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law, and represents contractors, subcontractors, design engineers and project owners in a variety of construction-related disputes including construction defect claims, differing site condition claims, delay and inefficiency claims, payment and performance bond claims, and payment and contract performance disputes.  He also assists owners and operators of pipeline facilities in matters relating to regulatory compliance, internal audits, due diligence, enforcement, and litigation.

Keith A. Pisarcik, Esq., is the Senior Attorney for PennEnergy Resources, LLC (“PennEnergy Resources”), a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based independent oil & gas operating company focused on the acquisition and development of unconventional shale resources in the Appalachian Basin.  In addition to a myriad of corporate & financial transactional responsibilities, Mr. Pisarcik is responsible for drafting and negotiating over 300 Oilfield Master Service Agreement with various oilfield service providers and consultants, as well as the drafting and negotiating of all daywork drilling contracts.  Further, Mr. Pisarcik has extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of various gas gathering agreements, gas processing agreements, and natural gas marketing and transportation agreements.  Moreover, Mr. Pisarcik is involved in all aspects of any litigation matters in which PennEnergy Resources may be involved, as well as land, HES, insurance, and business analysis matters.  Mr. Pisarcik is a 2007 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College and a 2012 graduate of Duquesne University School of Law.

Early Bird registration is $40 / member and $60 / non-member. Early bird pricing has been extended! Register before 5:00pm on October 31, 2017. Regular and on-site registration is $50 / member and $70 / non-member. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER AND LOGGED IN TO RECEIVE THE $20 DISCOUNT. 

Online pre-registration closes at Noon on November 13, 2017, but attendees are welcome to pay on-site at rate above. We appreciate attendees pre-registering so that we can plan enough seating and food available.


November 14th, 2017 11:00 AM   through   1:00 PM
414 Morganza Rd
Canonsburg, PA 15317
United States
Event Ticket-Early Bird $65.00
Luncheon Sponsor $500.00