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Deborah (Debie) Rae Stewart

Attorney

Debie.Stewart@learlaw.com - 801-538-5024

Debie’s practice focuses on issues related to the development of energy and mineral resources on federal and private lands. 


Debie counsels major domestic companies regarding development and operations on federally-managed lands, including oil & gas and geothermal resources. She advises property owner and developer clients regularly on alternative energy facility development, including obtaining regulatory approvals, interconnection and other siting issues for solar PV, geothermal, and oil and gas. She frequently negotiates transactional documents in support of renewable energy project finance and development.


Debie guides clients through all the processes of leasing federal lands, from extending the lease, apply for unit agreements and participating areas.  She has assisted clients with applications for right of ways on federal lands and knows her way around a plat.

 

Practice Areas

Title Work

  • Drilling & Division Order Title Opinions

  • Acquisition Opinions

  • Financing Opinions

  • Supplemental Title Opinions

  • Curative Title Work

  • Lease Negotiations

  • Financing Title Matters

  • Clearing up Title Matters

Transactional & Due Diligence

  • Purchase & Sale Agreements

  • Permitting

  • Environmental Due Diligence

  • Licensing Agreements

Acquisition & Divestiture

  • Due Diligence

  • Title

  • Contract Issues

  • Deal Structuring

    • Transfer of Title

    • Indemnification

    • Confidentiality

    • Lien Priority

  • 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

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

Debie is admitted to practice in the following jurisdictions:

  • Montana

  • New Mexico

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • Utah (State and Federal)

Professional & Civic Organizations

  • Women’s Energy Network

  • American Association of Professional Landmen

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

  • ABA’s Free Legal Answers for Utah

Education

  • New York Law School, (J.D., 2009)

  • University of Utah (B.S., 2000) (Biology)