Natural Resources Industry

Extraction of natural resources is heavily scrutinized and regulated by both federal and state environmental and safety agencies. Before extraction even starts, our detail-oriented approach helps our clients handle contractual agreements, from negotiating and drafting through execution and when necessary, litigation. Our knowledge of industry operations and familiarity with complicated financial regulations means we are prepared to represent companies, borrowers and lenders in financial arrangements common within the energy industry, including property transfer, mining and drilling interest issues from simple lease assignments to complex, detailed stock purchase agreements between foreign companies acquiring U.S. reserves. We understand every client has different goals, but all clients want the venture to be successful without complications.

Once the venture is in operation, our understanding of energy markets and day-to-day operations allows us to tailor an approach to best suits clients’ needs within the regulatory framework that guides business and legal decisions. We provide counsel on all aspects of regulated business transactions and resource development, including representation before state and federal administrative agencies, boards and courts. We have represented several industry trade associations and private company members in landmark cases affecting the energy industry. Our lawyers handle all aspects of human resources law, including complex labor law issues. We have a deep bench of safety lawyers with years of experience before OSHA and MSHA. Additionally, our attorneys defend companies against civil actions, from mining-related damage suits to claims a company violated a contractual obligation, is liable for personal injuries or has had claims of violating federal or state environmental or employment laws.

Our experience and desire to help energy and extraction companies succeed ensures we provide efficient and cost-effective services to our natural resource clients.  Additionally, our attorneys are top-listed by The Best Lawyers in America in mining law.