Samuel L. Douglass, Esq.
Sam has been focusing most of his practice on the Marcellus and Utica Shale gases while still involved with real estate, coal and other minerals. He is called upon to bar associations and other groups on the subject of the Marcellus, Utica, and other shales as well as other minerals.
A founder of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation, he served as the Foundation’s first President from 1979 through 1981 and is currently a Trustee. In 1990, Sam was the recipient of the “Distinguished Service Award” at the Coal Lawyers Conference of the National Coal Association. He has been recognized in The Best Lawyers In America since 1987 for real estate, mineral law and natural resources law and has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. He serves on the Board of the Horticultural Society of Western Pennsylvania which is working on the development of a Botanic Garden for Western Pennsylvania.
Sam joined the Real Estate department of Rothman Gordon as a partner in 2003 after 40 years with the firm Rose Schmidt Haley & DiSalle, P.C.
Sam graduated with a B.A. from Mount Union College and received his L.L.B. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1959, Sam is also a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association (Real Estate Section — Member of Council, Chairman 1983, Initiator and first editor of Section Newsletter and various other responsibilities). In addition, he is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section) and the American Bar Association (Real Estate Probate and Trust Law Section). Sam served as Solicitor for The School District of the Township of Upper St. Clair for 28 years. He is active with Christ Methodist Church of Bethel Park and is past president of the Wesley Spectrum Services (formerly Wesley Institute).
Commercial Real Estate