Natural Resources Law

Parr Brown’s natural resource lawyers provide comprehensive legal services to domestic and international clients regarding public land issues, acquisition of mineral and related land use rights, alternative energy projects, permitting, project development, financing and security agreements, venture relationships, contracting, mergers and acquisitions, governmental relations, environmental matters, water rights, and other areas of natural resource use and development. Past and present clients include mineral companies, energy companies, real estate developers, municipalities, irrigation companies, industrial operators, and utility companies, including some of the world’s largest gold mining companies and the owners of an electrical generation facility, a petroleum refinery and an integrated steel mill. Parr Brown is an active member of the leading industry and professional associations, with recognized expertise and a wide range of satisfied clients.

Representative Services:
  • Acquisition of businesses, properties, permits and related land use rights, including comprehensive due diligence
  • Project development
  • Security agreements and due diligence for lenders
  • Acquisition, sale, modification and transfer of water rights
  • Governmental relations including legislative activities and rule-making proceedings
  • Formation and financing of business entities and joint ventures
  • Business structure and tax planning
  • Negotiation and documentation of exploration, lease, option, purchase/sale, earn-in, joint venture, operating, milling, refining, power supply, EPCM, consulting, permitting, confidentiality, transportation, sales, surface use, and other agreements
  • Property and related asset transfers
  • Business and general corporate advice
  • The full spectrum of regulatory permitting (federal, state and local)
  • Regulatory compliance advice and defense
  • Condemnation
What our clients are saying:

“I just wanted to take a second and compliment you and your firm for your continual attention to detail and great customer service. From a business perspective, it is very comforting to know that I never have to second guess your advice or wonder whether you are ‘churning’ [our] projects just to generate more billable hours. Knowing that I can trust you to always act in [our] best interest makes my job easier.”

– Corporate counsel on his natural resources experience with the firm