Stoel Rives LLP is a U.S. law firm with western roots and as such, our oil and gas, and mining and permitting attorneys have honed their skills in states especially known for intense regulatory scrutiny. For example, the mining industry is one of the most heavily regulated in the United States, with more than 15 federal environmental laws alone applicable to a major mining project, along with many state and local regulations. For the past several years, Chambers USA has rated Stoel Rives among the best in the nation for its legal practices in the areas of Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries. Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America have ranked many of our attorneys in the top-tiers statewide in relevant practice areas.

Our firm has worked with gold, silver, copper, zinc-lead, uranium, coal, aggregate and industrial mineral mines, and leading oil and gas exploration and production companies, oil refineries, pipeline and LNG projects, natural gas storage facilities, public utilities, frac sand mines, energy services companies and industry associations. We regularly provide legal services in the following areas:

  • Permitting of major oil, gas, fracing, pipeline and mining projects
  • Environmental issues related to permitting, compliance and regulatory enforcement
  • Oil and gas field and gas field storage purchase transactions
  • Environmental litigation
  • Corporate, securities and finance matters
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Employee benefits matters
  • Construction & Design