Richard Hall’s practice focuses on mining, natural resources and real estate law, with an emphasis on the sale, acquisition, development and operation of mining and energy projects. Richard has extensive experience in transactions for the purchase and sale of mining and energy projects. He advises clients in operational and regulatory matters relating to the acquisition, due diligence, title review, permitting and maintenance of mineral, surface and access rights required to support mining, energy and industrial projects. His past experience as a civil engineer for a large electrical utility allows him to combine his legal experience with a technical understanding of resource and energy development projects.
Richard represents clients in the hardrock, coal and industrial mineral industries. In the course of his practice, Richard has assisted mining and energy clients in structuring and negotiating complex mining and energy project transactions, land acquisition and lease agreements, as well as permitting projects on public, private and tribal lands. He has vast experience with public land law issues relating to use of and access over public lands, and location, maintenance and title review of mining and millsite claims under the Federal Mining Law of 1872. He also regularly handles water rights matters in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
Richard represents clients before various federal, state and local regulatory, land use and resource management agencies, including the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and various state environmental quality, state trust lands and water rights agencies.
He also has extensive experience in land and mineral title matters. In addition to general title reviews conducted in conjunction with land acquisitions, Richard’s experience includes the preparation of numerous mineral title opinions for mining and oil/gas operators in several states.
Prior Work Experience
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- Civil Engineer, Seattle City Light, Generation Division, 1999-2000
- Law Clerk, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Washington, D.C., 2002