Amy Seneshen

Amy Seneshen

Managing Partner
Main: 303-830-2500
Direct: 303-376-4467
Mobile: 720-273-5088
Licensed in: Colorado, Florida, Wyoming

OverviewExperience & ResultsPractice AreasHonors & InsightsEducation & Admissions

Amy is the managing partner of Welborn. For over 20 years, she has helped guide clients in upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions with aggregate value in the billions of dollars for both public and private companies.

Amy also advises clients in a broad range of transactional matters in the energy industry, including the negotiation of farmout agreements, joint venture agreements, DrillCo agreements, drilling program agreements, crude purchase agreements, midstream agreements, water gathering and disposal agreements, and solar leases. She represents management teams in the formation of entities and in connection with investments by private equity firms. Amy also represents companies in negotiating and structuring natural resource projects for the exploration and development of domestic and international mining properties.

Amy has been named to The Best Lawyers in America for the field of Oil & Gas Law, recognized by Super Lawyers in Energy & Natural Resources Law and has been selected by the Denver Business Journal as Who’s Who in Energy and Top Women in Energy.

Experience & Results
  • Divestiture of midstream assets in Colorado for in excess of $590 million
  • Divestiture of upstream assets in Wyoming for $350 million
  • Acquisition of upstream and midstream assets in Colorado and Utah in excess of $290 million
  • Divestiture of upstream assets in Montana in excess of $200 million
  • Preparation of numerous asset exchange agreements in the DJ/Wattenberg Basin and in Wyoming
  • Preparation of water gathering and disposal agreements in Colorado, Wyoming and Texas
  • Preparation of private placement memoranda for energy and real estate industries
  • Acquisition of multi-family real estate properties located in Colorado, Oregon and Idaho
  • Mineral exploration projects in Nevada, Wyoming, Canada, Chile, Argentina, French Guiana, Mongolia and Peru
  • Representation of start-up and established companies for corporate matters
Practice Areas
  • Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Oil & Gas Transactions
  • Mining
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate
  • Mineral Title Examination
  • Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • Public Companies & Securities
  • Employment
  • Ranked by Chambers USA in the practice area of Natural Resources & Energy (2020)
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Oil & Gas Law (2020)
  • Selected as a 5280 “Top Lawyer” for Natural Resources Law (2019)
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer for Energy & Natural Resources Law (2019-2020)
  • Named to “Who’s Who in Energy” by the Denver Business Journal (2016-2019)
  • Named a “Top Woman in Energy” by the Denver Business Journal (2016)
  • Co-Chair, “Advanced Landman’s Institute,” Co-Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the AAPL (November 2019)
  • Trustee, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (2011 to 2014; 2016-2018)
  • Vice-Chair of the Special Institutes Committee for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (2019-current)
  • Chair of the Site Selection Committee for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute (2015-2018)
  • Selected for inclusion in Rising Stars by Colorado Super Lawyers (2009-2012)
  • Member, Financial Advisory Committee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (2017-2019)
  • Past Chair of the Natural Resources and Energy Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association (2010-2011)
  • Chair of the Public Lands Section of the 57th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute (2011)
  • Co-Chair of the Landman’s Section of the 54th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute (2008)
  • Past Co-Chair of the Legal and Legislative Committee of the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen
Publications & Presentations
  • Co-author and presenter, “Contractual Holes in the Right to Drill and Hydraulically Fracture Horizontal Wells,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute: The Law of Fracking (January 2019)
  • Co-Presenter, “Purchase & Sale Agreements and Due Diligence in Oil and Gas Transactions,” Denver Association of Lease and Title Analysts (November 2018)
  • Panelist, “Letters from the Front: Practical Advice on Due Diligence,” Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute: Due Diligence in Oil & Gas and Mining Transactions (September 2018)
  • Author, 1 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Law of Federal Oil & Gas Leases, Chapter 4, “Lessee and Transferee Qualifications” (LexisNexis Matthew Bender 2018)
  • Co-Presenter, “How to Attract and Retain Top Female Talent,” Geneva Group International North American Conference (2015)
  • Author, “An Overview of Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Law” (National Association of Division Order Analysts, 2005)
  • Co-Author, “Equitable Defenses Against the Government in the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Context,” 17 Pace Env. L. Rev. 273 (2000)
  • J.D., College of William and Mary, 1997
  • B.A., University of Connecticut, summa cum laude, 1994
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
Bar Admissions / Qualifications
  • Wyoming
  • Florida
  • Colorado