WSMT works throughout the Rocky Mountain States, with particular expertise in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, and Utah, to conduct mineral title opinions, reports, examinations from abstracts, and "Standup" examinations. We also have significant experience in the preparation of lease acquisition, drilling, division orders, and financing options. Our mineral title work for oil and gas and solid minerals covers fee, federal, state, and Indian lands, and we regularly conduct mineral title examination for base and hard rock mining properties.

Recognized as experts in our field, our attorneys have authored definitive texts on mineral title examination and are asked regularly to speak to lawyers, landmen, and title examiners. Our library of title opinions can reduce abstracting and examination costs for our clients.

WSMT attorneys have:

  • Authored hundreds of title opinions covering fee, federal, and state lands throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.
  • Authored a division order title opinion for a 70,000 acre federal exploratory unit including fee, state, and federal lands.
  • Authored a title opinion addressing ownership in a large federal exploratory unit involving up to 100 tracts of fee, federal, and state lands.