Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Environment, Natural Resources & Regulated Industries Department

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Dorsey lawyers are engaged in helping numerous mining, energy and natural resources companies. The firm is particularly well-known for its corporate financing experience as it relates to mining companies and many of the firm’s transactions relate to U.S. public lands. Other primary areas of service include:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Assisting with the purchase and sale of public and private mining companies and related assets.
  • Joint Venture, Earn-In, Metal Stream, Advance Purchase, and Royalty Transactions.
  • Helping public mining companies with securities offerings and mining disclosures in their securities filings.
  • Project Finance
  • Land Transactions including property acquisition, leasing transactions, surface use, overstrip and easement agreements. 
  • State and Federal Environmental compliance, reclamation and bonding.
  • Health and Safety issues including proceedings before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and Administrative Law Judges
  • Regulatory Permitting and Compliance


Arch Coal Inc.

Bowie Resource Partners LLC

Branco Coal Resources, LLC

Corvus Gold, Inc.

Franco Nevada Corporation

Industrial Minerals Association - North America

Jerritt Canyon Gold, LLC

Jerritt Canyon Gold, LLC

Klondex Mines Ltd.

Tintina Resources, Inc.

Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, Inc.

U.S. Oil Sands Inc.

Uranium One Inc.