Whiteford Expands in Pittsburgh with Addition of Oil and Gas Group

Date: November 28, 2017

Pittsburgh -- Whiteford Taylor & Preston today announced continued expansion of its Pittsburgh office with the addition of an oil and gas group led by Dennis R. Very and including Robert J. Waine. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Dennis and Bob to the firm,” said Managing Partner Martin Fletcher. “We are increasingly active in the region's energy sector, and their tremendous oil and gas experience adds significantly to our capabilities.”

Both Mr. Very and Mr. Waine have experience in-house, as well as in private practice.  Mr. Very formerly served as a senior executive responsible for compliance and legal affairs at an oil and gas exploration and development company. He is also experienced in complex commercial, bankruptcy and energy litigation in state and federal courts.  Mr. Waine's experience in the oil and gas sector is particularly strong in real estate transactions involving oil and gas resources. 

“We are excited to be part of Whiteford's growing presence in Pittsburgh,” said Mr. Very.  “The firm's emerging reputation in the region is well-deserved, and we are impressed by its value commitment.  We think it's an ideal platform for our clients.”

Whiteford's recent growth in Pittsburgh has included the addition of Jeffrey M. Friedrich, an experienced corporate associate, as well as a move to an expanded and centrally located office in the city's downtown business center.

About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: The over 160 attorneys at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston are dedicated to offering a comprehensive range of business law and litigation service to regional, national and international clients. We deliver sophisticated, cost – effective legal services to innovative start-ups, middle market companies and global enterprises from our thirteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia.