William L. Rodgers

William L. Rodgers
Landman and Paralegal
Portland, OR
P: 503.294.9681
Overview

About Bill

Bill Rodgers is a paralegal and a Certified Professional Landman in our Real Estate and Environmental practice groups.  His skill sets include gathering and analyzing title information on private, state and federal lands, preparing drillsite title opinions in draft and acquiring land for development of natural resources.  Bill’s expertise also includes preparing draft deeds and other documents for real estate transactions, platting and analyzing metes‑and‑bounds legal descriptions with the use of survey software, reviewing purchase agreements and preliminary title reports, and preparing escrow instructions in draft for closings.  He has worked extensively on matters that concern mining, oil and gas as well as geothermal financing, solar and wind projects.  The value Bill brings to our clients in these matters is an understanding and appreciation of the fundamental importance of agency records in the resource area and an understanding of the industries generally.  In essence, Bill knows the business of our clients and the challenges they face in the acquisition, maintenance, use and development of their real property interest.  He can assist them in many cost-effective ways.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives in 1992, Bill was a field landman for ARCO and various independent oil companies.

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Experience

Experience

  • Negotiation and acquisition of large blocks of land in Minnesota for the world's largest producer of industrial fracture sand, allowing for expansion of mining operations at two plants.
  • Negotiation and acquisition of land in California, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming for expansion of mining operations.
  • Negotiation and acquisition of land in Wisconsin to build a $125,000,000 fracture sand plant.
  • Due diligence review of federal and state records for mining claims in Alaska, Rocky Mountain Region and the Pacific Northwest.
  • Preparation of title opinions in draft for oil and gas properties and natural gas storage facilities in California, Oregon, and Washington.
  • Title research and preparation of abstracts for oil and gas properties in Alaska.
  • Analysis of case files relating to geothermal leases on federal lands in Oregon and Nevada.
  • Due Diligence regarding title reports and surveys covering large wind projects in Oregon, Washington and Texas.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Member:

  • American Association of Professional Landmen (CPL designation 1988-present)
  • Northwest Energy Association (1984-present) (President 1999-2000 and 2015-2016)
  • Nevada Landmen’s Association (2010-present)
  • Alaska Association of Professional Landmen (2010-present)
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