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David Hubbell

Managing Partner

david.hubbell@learlaw.com - 801-538-5030

Dave began his practice in 2006 as a law clerk at Pruitt Gushee, a boutique energy firm that specialized in upstream oil and gas and mining.  He has many years of experience with federal, state, Indian and fee title examination. 

Dave began his career examining title in older federal leases within exploratory units in the Rocky Mountain region.  Maintaining a focus on mineral title, in the last decade, he has prepared numerous acquisition and drilling and division opinions in the Permian, Uinta and Williston Basins.  This work has included managing teams to meet deadlines on sizeable acquisitions to leading multiple title projects covering medium sized townsites up to several square miles of urbanized areas.  

Dave strives to provide concise title opinions with straightforward requirements and options for title curative and to always be available to respond to any questions or issues that a client’s land staff may have with thorough answers on the same day or the following morning.

 

Practice Areas

Title Work

  • Drilling & Division Order Title Opinions

  • Acquisition Opinions

  • Financing Opinions

  • Supplemental Title Opinions

  • Curative Title Work

  • Financing Title Matters

Transactional & Due Diligence

  • Purchase & Sale Agreements

  • Permitting

Acquisition & Divestiture

  • Due Diligence

  • Title

  • Contract Issues

  • Third-Party Consents and Waiver

    • Consents to Assign

    • Waiver of Preferential Purchase Rights

  • Transactional Documents

    • Letter of Intent

    • Confidentiality Agreements

    • Purchase & Sale Agreements

    • Title Defects

  • Closing Documents

  • Curative Title Documents

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

Dispute Resolution/ Litigation

  • Surface & Title Disputes

  • Operational Disputes

  • Contract/JOS Disputes

  • Regulatory Compliance Issues

  • Rights-of-Way Disputes

  • Lis Pendens

  • Quiet Title Actions

Natural Resources

  • American Indian Law

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

  • Compliance & Regulation

  • Permitting

  • Due Diligence

  • Transactions

  • Public Leasing & Permitting

  • Surface Use & Conservation Easements

 

Admissions

  • Dave is admitted to practice in Utah (State & Federal Court)

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • Utah Association of Professional Landmen, member

  • Utah State Bar Association, member

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, member

Education

  • University of Utah, (J.D., 2008)

  • University of Utah (B.A., 1993)