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Lear & Lear has become one of the premier firms dealing with oil and gas law throughout the country.  Lear & Lear can help clients from all stages of the oil and gas industry, from developers, operators, and producers to lenders and marketers. Our attorneys have significant experience in the preparation of title opinions for fee, state, federal and Indian lands throughout the United States

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We work hard to help you meet your deadlines.  We strive to help you implement successful projects.

As a boutique energy firm, we are particularly aware of the costs associated with start-up and/or initiation of renewable energy projects.  Our pledge is to provide top quality services, creatively, efficiently, and in a cost-effective approach. Finally, we pride ourselves on our accessibility to our clients and our ability to tailor our services to your needs.  We invite you to test our process and commitment to these principals.

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What we do

Title Opinions

Our attorneys have significant experience in the preparation of comprehensive acquisition, drilling, division order and financing title opinions for fee, state, federal and Indian lands throughout the United States and pride ourselves on collaborating with our clients to draft accurate, timely, and thorough title opinions that concisely describe client-relevant issues and provide practical curative solutions specifically tailored to our clients’ needs. Our firm has prepared thousands of opinions covering lands in all the major shale plays, we have an unparalleled institutional knowledge of land and title issues which allows us to save our clients both time and money. We also routinely provide curative instruments for operators which effectively resolve title defects.

Transactional Agreements

From purchase and sale agreements, joint operating agreements, and areas of mutual interest to compliance with lender requirements, assignments, and instruments related to acquiring rights of ingress and egress for roads, pipelines, and similar infrastructure we represent clients in all phases of oil and gas transactions.  Our advice and representation in all oil and gas matters is predicated upon understanding client objectives and working to meet these objectives through the necessary legal documents and agreements.

Acquisitions and Due Diligence

Our attorneys have been involved in countless due diligence projects involving the purchase of producing property as well as company acquisitions and have developed a reputation for providing our clients with practical, business-oriented solutions in sophisticated oil and gas transactions. We have the expertise to perform expedited due diligence review to help our clients determine the title issues and risks associated with the acquisition.

Administrative Practice

Our attorneys have significant experience representing clients in a variety of matters before local and federal administrative bodies, including Utah’s Board of Oil, Gas and Mining, the U.S. Interior Board of Land Appeals, and Utah’s Public Service Commission. Our firm routinely interacts with the federal regulatory bodies such as the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Office of Natural Resources Revenue, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and their corresponding state agencies. the Department of the Interior, the Bureau of Land Management


Our attorneys litigate oil and gas matters on behalf of clients, including quiet title actions, royalty disputes, slander of title claims, and other related issues.  We also help our clients cure title deficiencies through judicial actions, such as through condemnation, eminent domain, and probate proceedings.

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