Energy & Natural Resources

Indian and Public Lands

Matters

  • Represented an oil and gas exploration company in a review by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management State Director of an adverse decision regarding the cancellation of oil and gas leasehold interests covering tribal lands in northern New Mexico.
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration company in the acquisition of oil and gas leasehold interests covering tribal lands in northern New Mexico and advised on the interpretation and amendment of associated agreements under the Indian Mineral Development Act.
  • Advised an oil and gas services company in the interpretation of a tribal rights employment ordinance and compliance procedures concerning operations on tribal lands in western North Dakota.
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration company in the due diligence portions of an acquisition of oil and gas leasehold interests covering tribal lands in northeast Utah.