We have more than 130 years of experience representing clients in minerals development. Our mining law attorneys advise clients on exploration agreements, including joint ventures and farm in/out agreements; purchase and sale agreements of mining properties; mine development; operating and production agreements; marketing and tolling agreements of base and precious metals; as well as derivative transactions, including exchange-traded and off-exchange transactions as well as finance arrangements.
In addition, our mine safety and health legal services involve client counseling and supervisor training for mine operators and independent contractors, as well as litigation regarding enforcement issues, whistleblower claims, special investigations and accident investigations under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.
Our work for clients encompasses projects related to mining laws and regulations throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada, South America, the Pacific Rim, the Republic of South Africa, and elsewhere around the world. Our mining lawyers work closely as a team, providing finance law, tax, business entity advice, employment, creditors' rights law, environmental, endangered species act work, water rights and public lands experience to a mining project. We are experienced in both leaseable and locatable minerals on federal public lands, and our mining attorneys have significant experience in mineral title examination.