Natural Resources Law
Western Colorado enjoys a wealth of natural resources: water, oil, gas, and other minerals, gravel resources, public lands, and pristine wilderness. Complex laws govern the exploration for and appropriation, development, use, sale and transportation of these resources. Williams, Turner & Holmes, P.C. has a long history of representing clients in the natural resources arena.
See the separate Water Law tab for a description of our water law practice.
Oil and Gas Law
Our oil and gas attorneys handle oil and gas exploration and production matters, including the preparation of drilling and division order title opinions covering fee, federal, public and Indian lands. The firm also represents clients in the acquisition and sale of oil and gas properties and in the preparation of contractual arrangements relating to exploration and production matters.
Our oil and gas attorneys also handle litigation involving disputes between companies, individual landowners, and collections including lien foreclosure actions.
Douglas V. Johnson and Henry Dusenburry practice oil and gas law. Jeffrey Driscoll draws on his litigation and landman background to represent clients in various forms of disputes relating to operational matters, and to mineral title and oil and gas lease issues.
Environmental Law and Public Lands Law
Environmental concerns have become prominent in recent years, and we regularly assist and advise clients on environmental matters. We advise buyers, sellers and lenders regarding environmental liabilities in real estate transactions. We have also represented clients on various matters such as air and water quality, property cleanup issues, and leaking storage tanks.
Federal public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service and other federal agencies comprise large areas of land in Colorado and Utah. The firm advises clients on an array of issues involving these lands, ranging from disputes over access to the permitting of projects requiring the approval of the federal land management agencies. The firm also routinely prepares drilling and division title order opinions for oil and gas leases covering BLM and Forest Service lands.
Attorneys advising clients on environmental law and public lands law are Mark Hermundstad and Kirsten Kurath.