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Lewis Roca represents a wide variety of U.S.-based and international clients in the mining industry, ranging from junior exploration companies to large producing mining companies as well as investors in the mining sector. Drawing on our decades of experience in the industry, we offer practical, informed counsel to clients in all phases of mining operations.

We call on the firm’s full resources across practice areas to provide comprehensive legal solutions. Our cross-disciplinary experience encompasses:

  • Air, water quality, and water discharge permits
  • Energy cost evaluation, usage resource planning, and utility rate case representation
  • Environmental and water law
  • Federal and state permitting approvals and compliance
  • Federal, state, and tribal laws applicable to mineral exploration and development
  • Finance
  • Mediation, arbitration, and civil litigation
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety compliance
  • Mineral exploration and option agreements
  • Mineral exploration joint ventures
  • Mining project development and greenfield sites
  • Mining purchase, sale, and leasing agreements
  • NEPA administrative and judicial appeals
  • Real estate counsel for mineral title opinions, mineral rights, royalties, and surface and subsurface owner rights
  • Regulatory compliance, lobbying, and policy advice

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