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Natural Resources Law

Trusted Colorado Natural Resources Lawyer Advises Energy Companies

Focused Grand Junction and Durango energy attorney protects client interests

Robert S. McCormick, Attorney at Law in Grand Junction and Durango helps Colorado companies obtain favorable resolutions to energy law challenges and disputes. Practicing natural resource law since 1983, I assist businesses in the energy sector with a wide range of legal issues. My firm provides tailored advice and determined representation whether a client needs guidance on government compliance, due diligence for a deal, advocacy during a contract dispute or strategic direction after an accident. I am well versed in water rights law and matters pertinent to the oil and gas industry.

Knowledgeable counselor helps clients comply with government energy policies

Colorado holds a bounty of natural resources. It has the sixth-largest natural gas reserves in the nation and produces more coalbed methane than any other state. Hundreds of waterways flow out of the state.

At the same time, Colorado has unique laws to govern the use of its valuable resources. The Prior Appropriation System determines who can assess and utilize water from streams and underground sources. Colorado’s Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations law gives local governments considerable regulatory authority over companies within the oil and gas industry, with power to choose where production facilities may be located, how land may be used and how much noise a facility may produce. Counties and municipalities can also make their own rules for inspecting oil and gas facilities and for imposing fines and fees. Local governments are not hesitant to use their powers. For example, multiple municipalities throughout the state have voted to ban fracking.

My firm provides strategic advice and representation in regard to water law, conflicts over mineral rights and royalties and many other issues. I am the managing partner of the Colorado Land & Mineral Owners Association, and have extensive experience in the area of oil and gas law.

Experienced Colorado energy attorney handles natural resource litigation

A legal dispute over natural resources may threaten the viability of your business plan or tarnish your company’s reputation. I represent plaintiffs and defendants in litigation, arbitration and settlement negotiation concerning:

  • Property rights — Property rights disputes can become highly contentious when natural resources are involved. I litigate against government agencies, commercial ventures, nonprofit organizations and individual plaintiffs who challenge your ownership to valuable land.
  • Resource rights — Competing claims to natural resources can cause major headaches and significant financial setbacks for fracking ventures and other energy companies. I work to help my clients secure and protect the rights to use mineral, water, oil and gas resources.
  • Government regulations — Running afoul of federal, state or local environmental regulations may be extremely costly. My firm is prepared to defend you against public authorities, argue against oppressive laws and negotiate settlements that allow your company to move forward.
  • Commercial transactions — Whether you are the buyer or seller, you need an attorney who understands the nuances of environmental industry transactions. I negotiate favorable terms that can set your company up for success.
  • Accidents — An accident that leads to toxic chemical exposure, physical injuries or environmental damage may result in high-profile civil litigation and negative media attention. My firm aims to protect your reputation while looking to resolve damage claims efficiently.

With a commitment to clear and thorough communication, I will explain the strength of your legal position and develop litigation strategies best suited to your circumstances and goals. When you decide on a plan of action, I will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

Contact a skilled Colorado natural resource litigation attorney for a free initial consultation

With offices in Grand Junction and Durango, the Colorado law firm of Robert S. McCormick, Attorney at Law has delivered reliable natural resource law assistance to energy industry clients since 1983. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 833-880-7192 or contact me online.

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Office Locations
  • Grand Junction Office
    743 Horizon Court
    Suite 302A
    Grand Junction, Colorado 81506
    Phone: 970-673-2401
  • Durango Office
    863 1/2 Main Avenue
    Suite 12
    Durango, Colorado 81301