Jerry R. Fish

Jerry R. Fish
Senior Counsel
Portland, OR

About Jerry

Jerry Fish is Senior Counsel to the firm concentrating his practice in natural resources law, with an emphasis on matters relating to oil and gas exploration and storage, hydroelectric project relicensing and compliance, and mining for gold, silver, copper, coal and industrial minerals.

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  • Negotiation of a major investment in drilling natural gas reserves on behalf of a gas utility.
  • Four transactions to buy or sell major underground natural gas storage facilities in Alberta and Texas.
  • Negotiation of joint venture to construct an underground natural gas storage facility in California.
  • Leasing, permitting and development of underground natural gas storage facilities in Oregon.
  • Acquisition and disposition of oil and gas fields in Alberta, Oregon, Colorado, California, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, and negotiation of gas sales agreements and gas gathering agreements relating to those fields.
  • Negotiation and drafting of multiparty relicensing agreements for major hydroelectric projects in each of Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
  • Negotiation of numerous long term coal contracts from coal mines in Montana and Wyoming, and other states, many for delivery of more than one million tons of coal per year.
  • Negotiation of joint ventures, exploration agreements, acquisitions and dispositions of major gold and silver mines, and settling royalty disputes with respect to those mines.
  • Title opinions for oil and gas, gold and silver and industrial minerals properties.
  • Obtaining permits for various oil and gas and mining projects.
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Honors & Activities

  • Named by Best Lawyers® as Natural Resources Law "Lawyer of the Year," Portland, 2012
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America© (currently: Mining Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law), 1993-2018
  • Member, Alaska Bar Association
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member, Washington Bar Association
  • Member, American Exploration and Mining Association, Northwest Energy Association, and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • "Long Term Physical Hedges: The Development of New Forms in Response to New Market Dynamics," American Gas Association Legal Forum, Deer Valley, Utah, July 14, 2014
  • J. Fish and T. Wood., "Geologic Carbon Sequestration: Property Rights," 54 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. Ch 3, 2008
  • J. Fish and R. Nelson, Jr., "Building Your Own Underground Gas Storage Project: From Leasing to Open Season Under FERC Order No. 636," 39 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. Ch 19, 1993
  • "Legal Aspects of Underground Storage Operations in the State of Washington, NW Petroleum Assoc. 1991 Annual Symposium, Bellingham, Wash.
  • "Recent Developments in State and Local Regulation of Mineral Development," NW Mining Assoc. Convention, Spokane, Wash., Dec. 1986
  • "Oregon's New Dormant-Mineral Statute," 47 Oregon Geology 78, 1985
  • “Mining” (coauthor), Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Oregon CLE, 2002 & Supp. 2006
  • "Rights in Minerals and Gravel," (coauthor), 2 Real Property § 40, Oregon CLE Supp., 1985
  • "Regulation of Hardrock and Other Mineral Activity on National Forest Land," Public Land Management: The Forest Service, U. Wash. CLE, 1984
  • "Local Government Restrictions and Controls on Rights-of-Way," Rights of Access and Surface Use, Paper No. 5, Rocky Mt Min L Fdn, 1984
  • "Access Across Private Lands," American Law of Mining § 100, 2d ed, 1984
  • "Commonwealth Edison v. Montana: Leading the Severance Tax Stampede," 12 Envtl L 1031, 1982
  • "Preservation and Strategic Mineral Development in Alaska: Congress Writes a New Equation," 12 Envtl L 137, 1981

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