Lear & Lear attorneys and paralegals have experience representing clients related to a variety of natural resources including oil and gas, coalbed methane, geothermal resources, wind, solar, tar sands, oil shale, gilsonite, copper (and related precious minerals), gypsum, phosphate, potash, molybdenum, boxite, and uranium and non-fossil based methane (renewable natural gas). Lear & Lear lawyers often team as local counsel for large New York, Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles-based firms managing multi-state transactions. Our experience extends to the acquisitions of mineral interests in federal, Indian, state, and private lands. Also, we have assisted numerous operators in lease acquisitions.
Lear & Lear also practices in front of local, state and federal administrative agencies courts and governing commissions and can provide comprehensive services relating to regulatory matters and permitting as well as litigation services from the simple to the complex.
Should the need arise, Lear & Lear also has served its clients by providing title curative services. Once having identified issues as part of our title analysis process, we are also prepared to eliminate title defects by working to remedy identified problems to bring title to a standard that will allow for acquisition or development. Our curative work includes quiet title actions, eminent domain proceedings, probate work and other title adjustments as required by the circumstances.
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In an effort to serve the national needs of our clients Lear & Lear is licensed in 20 jurisdictions including most locations with significant oil and gas activity. This national perspective not only gives us a detailed understanding of differences from jurisdiction to jurisdiction but provides our clients with up to date, innovative approaches of how to solve the problems they are facing.