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Holland & Hart LLP

Natural Resources & Environment

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What the team is known for

Market-leading department with coverage of environment-related issues. Well reputed for its litigation capabilities, notably in the oil and gas, mining and water sectors. Also advises on compliance and regulatory matters. Has notable experience representing clients in proceedings before the Interior Board of Land Appeals and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Work highlights

Represented Hecla and its subsidiaries in enforcement actions and litigation brought by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality over its mine operating permit.

Notable practitioners

Kyle Gray primarily focuses on contentious environment matters, such as environmental insurance coverage litigation. She also has experience in appellate litigation and is knowledgeable on Superfund matters.

Scott Mitchell advises on a wide range of environmental regulatory issues, as well as contractual and condemnation disputes for oil and gas clients. His broad client base includes individual landowners, corporates and finance groups.

William Mercer brings his in-depth knowledge of government regulations to a range of environmental mandates. He regularly advises individuals and companies in relation to investigations and related litigation.

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Overview

Our nationally recognized environmental and natural resources team–one of the largest in the country at over 100 lawyers–is shaping policies and solutions that enable clients to operate successfully in the complex, ever-evolving, state and federal environmental regulatory framework.

Our clients benefit from the deep relationships we have fostered and maintain with federal and state regulators and policy makers throughout the country. Our team includes lawyers who have served in key policy development and enforcement roles with many federal and state agencies. From our successful track record, we have credibility with decision-makers to resolve conflicting interpretations of regulatory obligations and develop innovative compliance solutions that allow our clients to achieve their business objectives.

We develop strategies to protect and further our clients’ interests at all stages of planning, development, and operation in a wide variety of cutting-edge environmental and natural resource matters. From rulemaking and policy counseling, to navigating labyrinthine permit approval processes, to defending multi-million dollar Citizens’ Suits, we deliver creative solutions to meet our clients’ transactional, regulatory compliance, legislative, and litigation needs.

Natural Resources & Environment Department

Holland & Hart LLP

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Department location

401 North 31st Street

Suite 1500

Billings

Montana

USA

MT 59101-1277

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Montana

Natural Resources & Environment


W Scott Mitchell
Band 3
William W Mercer
Band 2