Oil and Gas

With nearly 90 years worth of collective legal experience, our transactional lawyers are an excellent choice to represent you in obtaining, exploiting and protecting your Colorado oil, gas and mineral exploration and development rights and royalty interests, and drafting your oil and gas leases.

They can represent you in connection with the numerous local, state and federal governmental land use issues that can arise when real property is developed for either surface or underground mineral extraction. Our oil and gas attorneys can also assist you with compliance issues under the General Mining Act of 1872 and the numerous environmental laws governing or otherwise applicable to oil and gas and other mining operations, including the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and the Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (SWRCA).

Many, if not all, oil and gas transactions require skillfully drafted:

  • Operating Agreements
  • Leases