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Tom Arbogast Speaks at an Educational Session on Marcellus Shale

On September 8, 2010 by Schnader

Thomas D. Arbogast, an attorney with Schnader’s Pittsburgh office, participated in an invitation-only program titled “A Marcellus Shale Educational Evening” sponsored by the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business on September 8.  The event, held at Barberry Farm in Sewickley Heights, Pennsylvania, included a panel discussion on a variety of topics including the economics of natural gas, environmental issues, landowner issues, and legislative issues related to the development of Marcellus Shale.  The discussion was moderated by Susan Everingham, the Director of RAND-Pittsburgh, a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decision making through research and analysis.


The Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence was created to serve as an innovative leader of economic renewal and growth serving enterprising people and businesses in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region.  The Institute seeks to foster the growth of the entrepreneurial and family-held or closely held firms through a dynamic mix of cutting edge educational programs, individual consulting, and a unique set of networks.


Mr. Arbogast is a past chair of the Firm’s Tax Practice Group and a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.  He is well-versed in the tax implications of developing land for gas and energy related issues and his practice that includes the representation of natural gas producers and investors as well as landowners.  He is also skilled in commercial law and taxation with an emphasis on tax litigation, tax administrative practice, corporate acquisitions and divestitures, partnerships and domestic and international business taxation.