Donald has negotiated, drafted and litigated several coal leases as well as related documents. He has negotiated and drafted leases for landowners and operators in Virginia and West Virginia. Moreover, he has litigated coal leases in Circuit Courts and appellate courts. The leases for landowners provide for production requirements, favorable royalty provisions and protection for the landowners with insurance, indemnity, and performance provisions. Donald is recognized as a leader in providing clients with leases that protect clients and increase potential lease income.