Mitch represents natural resource and renewable energy development clients throughout the United States, assisting them as they navigate administrative, regulatory and litigation issues. Mitch focuses on natural resource and renewable energy development. He represents oil and gas, mining, and renewable energy clients to acquire, develop, operate, and finance mid-scale and large-scale energy projects.
Mitch regularly appears before the Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining and assists clients with preparing, presenting, and defending regulatory applications for well spacing, density, compulsory pooling, well siting exemptions, underground injection control, and flaring and bonding allowances, including appealing adverse decisions of the Board. Mitch has extensive experience litigating matters in state and federal court and before the Interior Board of Land Appeals, including successfully defending against the second largest civil penalty issued by the Office of Natural Resources Revenue.
Mitch also represents various national companies in renewable energy development, including assisting with all aspects of project completion from origination (surface and mineral leasing, wind and solar leasing, land transactions, federal, state, and local permitting) through financing (due diligence and tax equity financing diligence).
Drilling & Division Order Title Opinions
Supplemental Title Opinions
Curative Title Work
Dispute Resolution/ Litigation
Surface & Title Disputes
Vendor & Subcontractor Disputes
Regulatory Compliance Issues
Quiet Title Actions
Interior Board of Land Appeals Actions
Commission & Regulatory
Well Siting and Spacing
Pooling, Unitization, and Communitization
Surface and Downhole Commingling of Oil and Gas
Vertical, Directional, and Horizontal Drilling
Surface Use & Bonding
Salt Water Disposal & Other Types of Injection Wells
Oilfield Waste Facilities
Land & Title Issues
Project Development Documents
Mitch is admitted to practice in Utah (State & Federal Court)
Professional & Civic Organizations
Utah State Bar Association, member
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, member
University of Utah Young Alumni Board (2010-Present)
Utah Men Against Sexual Violence (UMASV), Founder & Chair (2000-2003)
Community Educator, Salt Lake Rape Recovery Center (1998-2002)
University of Utah, 2007, J.D.
University of Utah, 2002, B.S. (Exercise & Sports Science)