More than a century assisting clients with oil and gas-related projects


Developed over the past 130-plus years, our extensive knowledge of all aspects of hard rock mining forms the basis for our knowledge of oil and gas law. Parsons Behle & Latimer's in-depth experience examining title to federal, state and private lands allows us to assist clients with:

  • All aspects of oil and gas title examination
  • Preparation of acquisition
  • Drilling
  • Division
  • Order and financing title opinions
  • Status reports on federal and state lands
  • Refining
  • Pipelines and LNG facilities
  • Local distribution and natural gas pipelines
  • Royalty disputes and litigation
  • Environmental compliance and litigation 

Virtually every practice team in the firm provides ancillary services to our natural resource clients. Through multidisciplinary collaboration, Parsons' energy team offers clients resources to assist with:

  • Financing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint operations
  • Preparation of lease and option agreements related to oil and gas interests on federal, state and private lands
  • Environmental permitting and compliance
  • Acquisition of ancillary rights to support oil and gas operations, including:
  • Access rights and water rights related to oil and gas development
  • Electrical power supply and infrastructure
  • Environmental liability, clean-up and reclamation issues
  • Employment law matters
  • Corporate tax
  • Finance law
  • Litigation
  • Real estate and land use matters
  • Energy and communications law



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Counsel to Goldman Sachs & Co. in a lending transaction with Altamont Energy during its acquisition of Altamont Bluebell Field from Linn Energy, Inc.

Negotiated purchase of a natural gas field from Exxonmobile subsidiary for Gravitas Resources and Buzzards Bench. Expeditiously closed a complex credit facility, formed multiple entities and performed due diligence.

Settled Arbitration of a $1.5 Billion Multi-Part Transaction for Navajo Transitional Energy Co.

Settled arbitration of a $1.5 billion multi-part transaction for Navajo Transitional Energy Co. with the Arizona public service company that included the purchase of an interest in Four Corners Power Plant, renegotiation of a 15-year coal supply agreement, debt refinance and direct power sales to third parties.