Natural Resource Law

Although constantly changing technology, media, and travel have expanded the national economy, the use and production of natural resources including coal, oil, gas, and non-fuel minerals remains vital to our economy and to our nation. In recent years there has been an increasing focus on the exploration, development, and use of natural resources. Although this focus has increased, so too has the scrutiny at the federal, state, and local levels regarding natural resources exploration and development.

Natural resource law governs the development, production, exploration, sales, and conservation of natural resources. Natural resource lawyers represent natural resource developers, producers, refiners, and owners regarding the development of water, mineral, oil, gas, and real estate resources. Natural resource attorneys also provide strategic advice regarding federal and state agency land management plans, legislation, and regulations.

Natural Resource Law Practice

At R. Vaughn Gourley, P.C., our natural resource attorneys provide innovative legal services to virtually every sector of the energy and natural resource industry, including oil and gas exploration and production, electricity-based resources, investor- and government-owned utilities (electric and water), and mining. Our attorneys counsel clients in the formation and financing of exploration ventures, the formation of business entities, negotiations and documentation of exploration agreements, operating agreements, farm-out agreements, and geological consulting agreements.

Our attorneys work with developers, regulators, and landowners. Whether you are a producer, refiner, or owner of natural resources, you can rely on our firm to help you in your natural resource law needs. If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys about a natural resources matter, or if you have any questions about our natural resources law practice, please give us a call.