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Unparalleled Mining Knowledge with a Cross-Discipline Approach

Our mining attorneys can assist you with all aspects of your mining business.

With our beginnings as a mining firm more than 130 years ago, Parsons Behle & Latimer has one of the strongest mining practices in the West. From the initial stages of a mining project through reclamation and closure, our mining attorneys have broad experience assisting clients with every aspect of a mining operation. Our clients range from small junior mining companies to some of the world's largest and most diversified international mining companies, and everything in between.

Our multi-disciplinary team of mining attorneys has the experience and knowledge to provide timely and effective advice and solutions for the numerous complex issues facing modern domestic and international mining and mineral processing companies. We assist clients with mineral title examination and land use authorizations; financing; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; exploration, lease, and option agreements; environmental permitting, compliance, and diligence; royalty and refining agreements; joint operating agreements; water rights; electrical power supply and infrastructure; and administrative appeals and litigation. Our attorneys also provide advice on environmental liability, cleanup, and reclamation issues.

Additionally, virtually every practice group in the firm provides services to our mining clients. Our attorneys assist mining clients with employment law matters, corporate, tax, and finance law, litigation, real estate and land use matters, and energy and communications law.

Representative Matters

Represented Barrick Gold Corporation as lead counsel in an historic joint venture between Barrick and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation, creating the world’s third-largest gold mining company, Nevada Gold Mines LLC.
Parsons engineered the bankruptcy asset buyout of Cloud Peak Energy Company by its client, NTEC. The purchase makes NTEC the third-largest coal producer in the United States.
ACTED FOR BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION IN $110 MILLION SALE TO SUBSIDIARIES OF WATERTON PRECIOUS METALS FUND II CAYMAN, LP
ACTED FOR BARRICK GOLD CORPORATION IN $610 MILLION SALE OF NON-CORE ASSETS TO KINROSS GOLD CORPORATION IN NEVADA
Coeur Rochester, Inc. v. Rye Patch Gold Corp., Nevada Sixth Judicial District

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