Our attorneys have broad experience in commercial litigation matters, ranging from highly-complex business disputes involving millions of dollars to smaller matters between individual business owners. Our experience in both prosecution and defense spans construction law, insurance defense, and white collar criminal law on state and federal levels. We routinely handle a wide range of contract disputes and business torts involving real property, natural resources, corporate law, employment claims, professional malpractice, trade secrets, claims based on fraud, misrepresentation and business torts, and other commercial transaction matters.

Representative matters include:

  • Summary Judgment in favor of client on fraud, estoppel, and declaratory judgment claims and dismissal of opponents' $12.5 million claim for alleged breach of energy services contract.
  • Representation of oil & gas company involving complex accounting of recovery factors at natural gas processing plants, natural gas liquids and residue gas. Matter still pending.
  • Representation of oil & gas company in a dispute over title to leasehold interests in approximately 26,000 mineral acres in the Wamsutter field located in Carbon and Sweetwater Counties, Wyoming. Matter is still pending.
  • Representation of oil & gas company in defense of action seeking damages and recession of assignment of oil and gas leases and seeking to assert claims for alleged anti-trust violations. Motions are still pending.
  • Represented oil and gas company in favorably settling contamination claims related to alleged spill on landowner's property.
  • McGreevey v. Montana Power Co., et al., 320 Fed.Appx. 775 (Class action suit against energy corporations; our client was dismissed from the suit).
    Representation of an employer in a class action wage dispute matter. Okamoto v. Bradley Petroleum, Inc.
  • West Hawk Development Corp. et al. v. Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., Denver District Court (directed verdict in favor of defendant client in jury trial, plaintiffs’ $128 million dollar claim dismissed, attorneys’ fees awarded to client).
  • Represented oil & gas company in challenging the unprecedented action of the U.S. Department of the Interior in cancelling 18 oil and gas leases issued to the company. Case settled favorably for our client.
  • Confidential arbitration award (three member arbitration panel) in Denver, Colorado in favor of client and rejecting $2.5 million damages claim for costs incurred for natural gas pipeline and midstream infrastructure project.
  • Represented energy company providing federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) right-of-way and strategic advice in the permitting of a 1300 MW pumped hydropower plant in California.
  • Riviera Drilling & Exploration Co. v. Gunnison Energy Corp., et al., 412 Fed.Appx. 89 (Exploration corporation's antitrust action was dismissed against energy companies).
  • Utah Energy Corp. v. Lammert, Civil No. 0807-59, San Juan County, Utah (Title and partnership dispute over uranium mining claims near Moab, Utah).
  • Western Hog Ranch v. Western Mining Corporation, U.S. Dist Nev. (Dispute over operations of a gold mine in Nevada).
  • Golden Eagle Exploration, LLC v. Weatherford U.S., L.P., Case No. 0707-119, Grand County, Utah (Multi-million dollar claims arising out of a failure to properly hang a liner, leading to the cementation of a drill pipe and four months of milling and fishing operations).
  • Represented an employer in a class action wage dispute matter.  Okamoto v. Bradley Petroleum, Inc.
  • Represented a brokerage firm in a federal action challenging an arbitration award. The Trading Deck, Inc. v. Crestar Bank.