For more than 60 years, Holland & Hart has been a leading mining law firm in the United States, earning a national first-tier ranking for our mining practice in 2010, 2011, and 2012 from U.S.News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. From the commencement of a mining project through fruition, our mining lawyers have broad experience advising clients on virtually every aspect of a mining operation. Our multi-disciplinary team leads clients from the initial stages of acquisition, title examination, permitting, and exploration, through feasibility studies, site development, financing, and management and operation of an active mine, all the way to reclamation and post-mining use of mining property.
Drawing on the firm's full-service capabilities, our lawyers routinely assist mining clients with employment law matters; construction and commercial contracts; tax issues; litigation, arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution; even responding to mine accidents and emergencies with Holland & Hart's Emergency Response Team. Further, our intellectual property attorneys assist the firm's mining clients with the acquisition and disposition of technology and intellectual property rights, often handling patent infringement disputes involving a variety of mining technologies, including placer mining, leach mining, and coal synfuel.