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Stephanie Barber-Renteria
Stephanie Barber-Renteria

Stephanie’s practice involves natural resources and public lands law with an emphasis on the exploration, permitting and production of oil and gas. Her primary focus is conducting complex title examinations and preparing drilling, lease acquisition, and division order opinions for fee, federal, Indian, and state lands. Stephanie is admitted to practice and has prepared opinions for lands in Wyoming, Utah, and California. She also has experience in administrative hearings and appeals and natural resources litigation. Stephanie also assists clients with drafting and negotiating transactional agreements and real property related instruments.

  • Temple University School of Law (J.D., 2000)
    • Dean's List, Fall 1997, Spring 1998, Spring 1999
    • Staff Member Temple Environmental Law & Technology Journal, Fall 1998-Spring 1999
    • Outstanding Oral Advocacy, Spring 1998
    • International Law Study Abroad, Summer 1998
  • University of Utah (B.A., 1997 Sociology and B.A., 1997 Women’s Studies)
    • Mortar Board Honor Society
    • Golden Key Honor Society
  • Supreme Court of Wyoming
  • Utah Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Utah, School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (2008 – 2011)
  • Associate, Snell & Wilmer, Salt Lake City, Utah (2001-2001)
  • Law Clerk, Utah Supreme Court, Justice Michael J. Wilkins (2000-2001)
  • Co-Author of Article “Post-Production Costs” – Presented at 2003 Conference for the National Association of Division Order Analysts
  • Co-Author of Article “Split Estates and Severed Minerals: Rights of Access and Surface Use After the Divorce” –Presented at the 2004 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute
  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • Utah State Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Utah Association of Professional Landmen