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Ben Lear

Attorney

ben.lear@learlaw.com - 801-538-5032

Ben has nearly a decade of experience assisting clients in analyzing complex title and energy development matters. Since joining Lear & Lear in 2012, Ben has represented energy companies of all types in developing, operating, and financing their projects.


Ben’s practice centers on energy law, including title, transactional and due diligence matters. He represents numerous independent energy producers throughout the United States, working primarily with their land departments in matters related to acquiring rights to explore, produce and transport oil and gas or to construct and build renewable energy developments.


Ben has extensive experience in preparing drilling and division order opinions and has in-depth experience with acquisitions and sales of producing and non-producing properties, including performing all aspects of curative work and drafting transactional documents and agreements. He also assists clients in negotiations related to acquiring rights of ingress and egress for roads, pipelines, wires and similar infrastructure.

 

Practice Areas

Transactional & Due Diligence

  • Purchase & Sale Agreements

Acquisition & Divestiture

  • Due Diligence

  • Title

  • Contract Issues

  • Deal Structuring

    • Transfer of Title

    • Indemnification

    • Confidentiality

  • Transactional Documents

    • Letter of Intent

    • Confidentiality Agreements

    • Purchase & Sale Agreements

    • Title Defects

  • Closing Documents

  • Curative Title Documents

Renewable Energy

  • Site Identification

  • Land & Title Issues

  • Due Diligence

  • Rights-of-Way

  • Contractor Agreements

  • Project Development Documents

  • Regulatory Compliance

Natural Resources

  • Acquisitions of Mineral Interests on Federal, State & Private Lands

  • Compliance & Regulation

  • Permitting

  • Due Diligence

  • Transactions

  • Public Leasing & Permitting

  • Alternative Energy Projects

  • Mineral Development

  • Surface Use & Conservation Easements

 

Admissions

Ben is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:

  • Utah

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • Legal Entrepreneur Section, Utah Bar Association, Founder and Chair

  • Board Member, Freedoms Foundation, Utah Chapter

Education

  • University of Utah (J.D., with honors, 2010)

  • University of Utah (H.B.A., 2006) (English)