Nora R. Pincus

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Nora R. Pincus
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6815

Nora R. Pincus’ practice focuses on all aspects of natural resource development, land use and real estate, with particular emphasis on oil and gas exploration and production, mining, real estate development and renewable energy projects. Nora regularly advises clients on asset purchases, mineral leasing, royalty agreements and public land laws and assists clients with permitting and environmental compliance related to energy, mining and real estate projects on public and private lands.

Nora has particular expertise representing clients in high value asset transactions involving oil and gas and mining properties, renewable energy projects, real estate and ranching. Nora routinely prepares purchase and sale agreements, joint venture and joint operating agreements and conveyance documents and performs due diligence on behalf of purchasers and lenders. Nora has authored a number of drilling, division order and financing title opinions for oil and gas and mining properties covering public, private and tribal lands in Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado.

Nora has experience helping clients permit major infrastructure projects on public lands and regularly prepares comments on federal land management policies, land and resource management plans and environmental regulations. Nora also assists clients with the diverse and complex issues involved in doing business on American Indian tribal lands, particularly in the energy sector. Nora is experienced with issues related to tribal jurisdiction, federal Indian law, tribal employment rights and environmental compliance.

Prior to joining Parsons Behle and Latimer, Nora was an associate and of counsel at the natural resource law firm Welborn, Sullivan, Meck and Tooley, P.C. in Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah. Nora began her legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Alex J. Martinez (ret.) at the Colorado Supreme Court.


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University of Denver (J.D., 2008)

Order of St. Ives; top 5% of graduating class
University of Denver Water Law Review, Articles Editor (2006-2008)
Scholastic Excellence Award (recognizing highest grade in class): Torts I, Civil Procedure, Water Law, Administrative Law, Federal Indian Law, Labor Law, Corporations, Oil and Gas

University of Utah (B.A., History, 2004)

Magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa Society
Golden Key Honor Society


Selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers (Rising Star) Energy and Natural Resources; 2014 Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star; Energy and Natural Resources



Trustee, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Program Co-Chair, Special Institute on Advanced Public Lands (Jan. 2017), Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Oil and Gas Committee

Chair, 2015 American Association of Professional Landmen Rocky Mountain Land Institute

Member Utah Association of Professional Landmen

Utah Mining Association


Regional Advisory Council Member, International Mountain Bike Association

Salt Lake City Bicycle Advisory Committee


U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Colorado
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Wyoming
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Montana
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit


University of Denver College of Law