What We Do
Environmental and Natural Resources
Businesses operating in the American West encounter unique challenges including an arid environment where a variety of governmental entities own nearly 80% of the land. Our clients face a challenging array of environmental, natural resources, and water regulations at every level of government applicable to their project development and operation.
Our team helps clients balance these challenges by creating cost-effective development and operational structures. With decades of experience, our team deploys its practical approach and effective strategic planning in each client project. Our experience in permitting, enforcement actions, contract negotiation, litigation, and rulemakings provides clients common-sense solutions.
Businesses must comply with overlapping federal, state, local, and tribal requirements. On behalf of our diverse clientele – including developers, manufacturers, mining companies, lenders, investors, agribusiness, water providers, water users, tribal governments, and individuals – we engage in environmental-related administrative and judicial proceedings throughout the Southwest.
Our clients also face a multitude of state, federal, and tribal requirements for the preservation and protection of natural resources including water, endangered species and the land. MPApplicable to projects on public lands and those requiring federal action, these requirements add a level of complexity we regularly navigate with our common-sense approach. Our relationships with the agencies administering these laws allow us to create effective and efficient solutions.
Mining and Mineral Rights
Our U.S. and international mining industry clients leverage our decades of industry experience as well as our practical, strategic approach to all phases of mining operations from claims to operations.