Represented Great Salt Lake Minerals Corporation in an administrative challenge brought by environmental groups to multiple permits under the Clean Water Act involving multi-million dollar operations on the Great Salt Lake.
Parr Brown successfully negotiated a settlement to the permit challenges and helped create a sampling protocol that all parties viewed as progress on the Lake.
Prepared hundreds of leases, earn-in agreements, and joint venture agreements for development of mineral properties in all of the western states and Canada.
Modified water rights for use in a gas-fired power plant in Utah and then negotiated, documented and closed the sale of those rights to the plant owner for $14 million.
Acquisition of an operating gold property near Fairbanks, Alaska.
Due diligence regarding a commercial gold mine in South Carolina.
Representation of public entities in connection with geothermal energy development in Utah.
MSHA compliance representation for an underground trona mine in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.
Acquisition of development rights for platinum deposits in Nevada and Idaho.
Successful six-year litigation of gold mine ownership dispute in Utah.
Sale of a perlite mining and processing operation in Oneida County, Idaho.
Due diligence and title analysis regarding uranium properties in Wyoming and Utah.
Secured operating entitlements for the recovery of salt, potassium and magnesium from brines of the Great Salt Lake.
Title analysis and other due diligence for numerous coal, oil shale and tar sands properties in Utah.
Title reports for silver properties in Utah and Nevada.
Analysis of water rights and preparation of a water rights title report for the acquisition of a Park City ski resort.
Regulatory compliance representation for an underground fertilizer mine in Eddy County, New Mexico.
Acquisition of development rights for various copper properties in Utah.
Acquisition of development rights for a vermiculite property in Clark County, Nevada.
Acted as U.S. counsel, including providing mineral title review, for American Vanadium Corporation’s Gibellini Vanadium Project in Nevada.