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Brett Wiersum

Attorney - 801-538-5025

Brett joined Lear & Lear, PLLC shortly after he graduated from the S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2013.

Brett’s practice focuses on counseling renewable energy clients in a variety of real estate and due diligence matters related to siting, developing, and financing utility-scale solar, wind, and geothermal projects.

Brett’s experience includes: drafting, reviewing, and negotiating site control documents such as leases, amendments, and easements; reviewing, managing, and curing defects in title policies and ALTA surveys; drafting third party agreements, including crossing agreements, licenses, and rights-of-way; and conducting general real estate due diligence related to project development and financing.

Additionally, Brett provides a variety of client services for oil and gas developers, including title review and drafting title opinions and representing developers before administrative and regulatory agencies such as the Utah Board of Oil Gas and Mining related to forced pooling hearings, spacing hearings, and other various requests before the Board.

When not working, Brett enjoys all activities in the Wasatch Mountains and spending time with his family.

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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

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  • 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


  • University of Utah, (J.D., 2013)

  • University of Texas (B.A., 2004)

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