Dawn practices in the area of natural resources, real estate and environmental law, with a focus on mining, public land utilization (state and federal) and permitting. In the natural resources sector, she has extensive experience permitting mining, renewable energy and linear projects handling all aspects of NEPA, NHPA, and ESA compliance. With respect to public lands, she has represented clients seeking a variety of use authorizations (exploration and mine plans of operation, special use permits, rights of way, grazing leases, etc.) from federal and state agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service and Arizona State Land Department.
In addition, Dawn has strong transactional experience in both the real estate and mining sectors and has assisted numerous clients with due-diligence exercises, land use planning, earn-in, farm-out and joint venture agreements in conjunction with the development of mineral exploration targets and ground leases or purchases for solar facilities.
Prior to joining the firm, Dawn worked as in-house counsel for Phelps Dodge Corporation (today Freeport-McMoRan Inc.) where her legal practice focused in the areas of mineral exploration and development, natural resources and endangered species. Additionally, Dawn worked for four years in the private sector as the operational lead on the entitlement and development of residential and commercial real estate projects in western Maricopa County.
Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental
Mining Law and Public Lands
Renewable Energy and Clean Tech
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