Kristin Burnham

Attorney - 801-538-5022

Kristin provides legal guidance to clients in the exploration, permitting and production of oil and gas. Kristin’s practice primarily focuses on conducting complex mineral title examinations and preparing division order opinions for fee, federal, and state lands in the Permian Basin. 

Kristin advises independent oil and gas producers, working primarily with their land departments in matters related to acquiring rights to explore, produce and transport oil and gas. Kristin has extensive experience in advising clients on the interpretation and application of joint operating agreements.  Kristin also has experience preparing financing and acquisition title opinions. 


Practice Areas


  • Drilling & Division Order Title Opinions

  • Acquisition Opinions

  • Financing Opinions

  • Supplemental Title Opinions

  • Curative Title Documents

Oil & Gas

  • Joint Operating Agreements

  • Pooling, Unitization, and Communitization

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

  • Well Siting and Spacing

  • Compliance & Regulation

  • Permitting

  • Due Diligence

  • Transactions

  • Public Leasing & Permitting

  • Mineral Development

  • Surface Use & Conservation Easements



Kristin is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:

  • New Mexico

  • Utah

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • Utah State Bar, member

  • State Bar of New Mexico, member

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, member

  • Utah Association of Professional Landmen, member

  • Women Lawyers of Utah, member

  • Women’s Energy Network, member


  • University of Utah (J.D., 2012)

  • Cornell University (B.A., 2006) (Economics)