Expertise

The attorneys at MacDonald & Miller Mineral Legal Services, PLLC, practice and are well versed in numerous aspects of natural resources law, including the following:

 

TITLE EXAMINATIONS AND OPINIONS

•   Drilling, Division Order, Acquisition and Financing opinions

•   Title curative (probates, curative affidavits, etc.)

 

ADMINISTRATIVE FILINGS AND HEARINGS

•   Utah Division and Board of Oil, Gas and Mining – APDs, exception locations, spacing orders, venting and flaring authorization, force pooling, UIC/SWD permitting and authorizations, operational rule suspensions and enhanced recovery project approvals and certifications

•   Interior Department (BLM/BIA/IBLA/IBIA/ONRR) – APDs, Onshore Order compliance and State Director reviews and appeals

•   Utah Division of Environmental Quality – Permits for air quality, solid and hazardous waste and water

 

LITIGATION

Although the attorneys at MacDonald & Miller Mineral Legal Services PLLC, have litigation and appellate experience, the firm also enjoys a strategic association with Anderson & Karrenberg (www.aklawfirm.com), a premier Salt Lake City litigation firm familiar with complex natural resources cases.  When issues cannot be resolved through negotiation, the collective expertise of both firms will provide you with the best litigation representation (both trial and appellate) available.

 

CONTRACT DRAFTING AND INTERPRETATION

•   Leases

•   Easements and rights-of-way

•   Farmout and joint venture agreements

•   Joint operating agreements

•   Utah Trust Land “Other Business Arrangements”

•   Mining venture agreements

 

ACCESS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY

•   Bonded access

•   Injunctive relief

•   Condemnation

 

FEDERAL UNIT FORMATION AND OPERATION

•   Exploratory and enhanced recovery units

•   Cooperative development agreements

•   Unit operating agreements

 

MINING

•   Claim location and maintenance

•   Permitting and operational issues

•   Multiple mineral development conflicts

 

UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES

•   Coalbed methane

•   Tar Sands

•   Oil Shale and other shales

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