Ryan A. Haddad is an Associate in the Energy Group, where he counsels energy industry clients with respect to transactional matters, including operational and procurement contracts, as well as the acquisition and divestiture of oil, gas, and mineral assets.

As part of his energy practice, Mr. Haddad reviews and negotiates master service agreements, work orders, independent contractor agreements, and consulting contracts on behalf of industry clients, with a focus on risk mitigation and allocation strategies. In addition, he has counseled clients on drilling contracts, exploration agreements, and joint operating agreements. Mr. Haddad also assists with related litigation matters.

Mr. Haddad is experienced in rendering certified surface, drilling, and supplemental title opinions, as well as the negotiation of leases, purchase and sales agreements, and mineral deeds for upstream and midstream clients operating in the Appalachian Basin. Additionally, Mr. Haddad has experience representing clients with respect to commercial and residential real estate transactions.

Prior to joining Burns White, Mr. Haddad served as Contracts Counsel at a regional oil and gas exploration company, where he handled operational contracts, negotiated indemnification provisions with well-site vendors, and helped to develop methods to minimize and manage risk exposure.

Mr. Haddad graduated from American University Washington College of Law in 2012. During law school, he received the 2012 Advanced Oil & Gas Law Outstanding Student Award for his analysis of the enforceability of oil and gas lease force majeure clauses in the context of New York’s constructive drilling moratorium. In addition, Mr. Haddad participated in the WCL General Law Clinic, and served as Marketing Editor of Sustainable Development Law & Policy. He obtained a B.A. in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 2009.

Mr. Haddad is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Areas of Law

  • Energy
  • Oil, Gas, and Mineral Title
  • Business Practices
  • Real Estate


  • American University Washington College of Law (J.D., 2012)
  • University of Pittsburgh (B.A., magna cum laude, 2009)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

In his personal time, Mr. Haddad enjoys cooking, making do-it-yourself home improvement projects, and playing basketball. He is also a huge University of Pittsburgh football fan and season ticketholder.


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48 26th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222



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