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Sean W. Moran

Sean W. Moran


Oil & Gas Practice Group Leader

Pittsburgh, PA

How Sean Helps Clients 

Sean Moran chairs Buchanan's oil and gas practice group. He focuses his practice on business transactions and commercial matters within the energy industry and related industrial sectors. In the last few years, he has represented clients in transactions with an aggregate value of in excess of $15 billion.

Sean has handled a range of transactions across the energy spectrum, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, power plant development projects, debt and equity financings, natural gas and NGL purchase and supply agreements and commercial transactions. On the midstream side, he has handled acquisitions and divestitures of pipelines, gathering lines, processing and storage facilities, and represented clients in commercial agreements such as gas gathering, processing and fractionation agreements. He has also represented management teams in the energy industry raising capital to fund startup activities, acquire assets and commence operations.

What Clients Can Expect

Sean is a balanced thinker, with the imagination to develop creative solutions and the logic needed to implement them, to get from point A to point B, quickly and cost-effectively.

He's a savvy, straightforward analyst who helps clients stay focused on business goals despite day-to-day volatility and unexpected events.

An attorney worth his salt in this industry knows every aspect of his or her client's business: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Proof Points:

  • Named to City & State PA's 2023 Energy & Environment Power 100
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® list consistently since 2013 in the Corporate Law and Energy Law categories.
  • Named The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 Energy Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Pittsburgh.
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, 2018 - 2023.
  • "Who’s Who in Energy in Pittsburgh" list, Pittsburgh Business Times, 2011-2015, 2017.
  • AV® Preeminent certification, Martindale-Hubbell.