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Brett Wiersum

Attorney

brett.wiersum@learlaw.com - 801-538-5025

Brett provides a variety of client services for oil and gas developers, including preparing title opinions and representing developers before administrative and regulatory agencies.

Brett has prepared hundreds of oil and gas title opinions and represents developers in hearings before the Utah Board of Oil Gas and Mining related to forced pooling hearings, spacing hearings, and other various requests before the Board.

In addition to his oil and gas work, Brett acts as local counsel for financing companies investing in utility scale solar projects located in Utah to aid them with state and local government regulations, real estate property issues, and identification any legal complications that could hinder the clients’ projects.

 

Practice Areas

Title Work

  • Drilling & Division Order Title Opinions

  • Acquisition Opinions

  • Financing Opinions

  • Supplemental Title Opinions

  • Curative Title Work

  • Lease Negotiations

  • Financing Title Matters

Transactional & Due Diligence

  • Purchase & Sale Agreements

  • Permitting

  • Environmental Due Diligence

Commission & Regulatory

  • Well Siting and Spacing

  • Pooling, Unitization, and Communitization

  • Surface and Downhole Commingling of Oil and Gas

  • Vertical, Directional, and Horizontal Drilling

  • Gas Flaring

  • Surface Use & Bonding

  • Salt Water Disposal & Other Types of Injection Wells

  • Oilfield Waste Facilities

Renewable Energy

  • Site Identification

  • Land & Title Issues

  • Due Diligence

  • Rights-of-Way

  • Contractor Agreements

  • Project Development Documents

  • Regulatory Compliance

Natural Resources

  • American Indian Law

  • 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

  • Brett is admitted to practice in Utah and Wyoming.

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • American Bar Association, member

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, member

  • TreeUtah (a local non-profit focused on improving Utah’s quality of life through tree planting, stewardship, and education), Chair of Board of Directors

Education

  • University of Utah, (J.D., 2013)

  • University of Texas (B.A., 2004)