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Energy law firm opening new Canton office

By Bob Downing Published: January 23, 2013

From a news release:

Steptoe & Johnson has expanded its presence in the Utica shale with the opening of a new office in Canton.

It is the firm’s second Ohio location – along with an office in Columbus – and its twelfth overall.

The Canton office will serve the growing number of energy clients conducting operations in the Utica shale.

Eventually, it office will become a full-service location with business, labor and litigation practices.

Steptoe & Johnson attorneyDaniel Kostrub will transfer from the firm’s Wheeling, W.Va. office to serve as the Canton managing member and will oversee activities at the new location.

Steptoe & Johnson has offices in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.



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