Mr. Shepherd specializes in resolving disputes for oil and gas and mining clients. He handles litigation in virtually all aspects of the energy industry, including disputes over royalty payments, operating agreements, property acquisitions, gas measurement, gas balancing, and indemnity claims. He is also has substantial experience with administrative appeals before the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Forest Service, and the EPA.
He has handled many of the leading cases involving natural resource development on public lands in the western United States. In addition to litigation, Mr. Shepherd counsels clients on a broad array of issues affecting resource development, including compliance with royalty obligations and laws governing approval of operations on federal and Indian lands.