David J. Laurent, a shareholder in the Labor and Employment Section at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Pittsburgh office, will participate in the upcoming "Coal Law Short Course," presented by the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and the West Virginia University College of Law. The short course, which will be held August 2-6, 2009, was developed to minimize the training time required of law firms and coal companies by providing young lawyers with a comprehensive understanding of the myriad laws and regulations that affect the mining, production and sale of coal.
The course begins on Sunday evening at the Radisson Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia, with presentations on the geology of coal and the various types of coal mining. The program moves to the WVU College of Law Lugar Courtroom on Monday morning for three days of intensive instruction, culminating with a case study of a sale of coal assets, which will integrate the previous three days' materials. Participants will evaluate the parties' interests and legal requirements of a mock transaction, including due diligence, finance and risk, negotiating terms, documents, filings and regulatory approval.
On Wednesday, August 5, Laurent will present, "Labor: Union Free and Union Operations."