Natural Resources

Crisham & Holman combine years of litigation experience and industry knowledge to represent businesses involved in the energy and natural resources industries.

Natural Resource Litigation

The attorneys at Crisham & Holman have years of experience representing clients in the natural resources industry, developing a unique understanding of their businesses and the legal issues that they may face. 

Our attorneys have experience representing clients in legal matters related to:

  • Purchase & sale agreements
  • Surface owner disputes
  • Midstream disputes
  • Lease and working interest owner disputes
  • Joint operating agreements (JOAs)
  • Joint development agreements
  • Environmental claims, such as water table contamination and hydraulic fracturing
  • Mineral rights and royalty interests

Our experience includes cases arising from operations in the Denver-Julesburg Basin and Wattenberg Basin (Colorado), multiple basins in Oklahoma, the Pinedale field in Wyoming, and northwest North Dakota.

Who We Work With

In addition to handling a range of legal issues, our team also works with a diverse set of clients, including both companies and individuals who operate in natural resource development. Our clients' sectors have included upstream and midstream oil and gas, precious metals, and others. Our litigation services extend to other parties affected by the natural resources industry, such as land owners, oilfield service providers, contractors, and other vendors.

Types Of Cases We Handle

Natural resource litigation is often born from disputes over permits, leases, surface access, royalty payments, breaches of contract and operating agreements. Cases could also involve legal questions related to

  • The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA)
  • The Mineral Leasing Act
  • The National Forest Management Act
  • The Federal Coal Leasing Amendments Act
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
  • Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA)
  • The Endangered Species Act

Because of our litigation experience, Crisham & Holman is equipped to handle the most complex legal issues that arise in the development of natural resources. From the outset of representation, you will have access to a legal team with working knowledge of the energy industry and the laws that apply to the development of natural resources.

About Crisham & Holman

Crisham & Holman is a litigation boutique with deep industry knowledge relating to the development of natural resources. Our attorneys have handled a range of cases affecting businesses and individuals involved in oil and gas and other energy industry sectors, and we have experience representing them at trial and in front of various governing bodies. We take a client-centered approach to every case, ensuring that your needs, and the needs of your company, are the focus of our litigation strategy.

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The team at Crisham & Holman always delivers thoughtful and professional legal services in a timely manner.
John Smith, Tax Law Client
The team at Crisham & Holman always delivers thoughtful and professional legal services in a timely manner.
John Smith, Tax Law Client

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