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April 18, 2023

Holland & Hart Welcomes Experienced Oil & Gas Litigation Partner Matthew Salzman

DENVER (April 18, 2023)—Holland & Hart announced that experienced litigator Matt Salzman has joined the firm as a partner, deepening the firm’s bench in royalty, oil and gas, and environmental litigation.

Matt is a trusted advisor to exploration and production, midstream, pipeline, and refining companies on a range of large and small disputes that can disrupt operations or the bottom line. Known for his industry-savvy counsel, Matt helps clients evaluate risks, costs, and operational impacts of litigation to develop efficient solutions that meet their business objectives.

He has decades of experience protecting the financial interests of producers and working interest owners in royalty litigation across the country. He also handles environmental litigation for clients in many industries involving spills, surface damage, contamination, nuisance claims, and class actions.

“Matt is a valuable addition to our oil & gas team,” said Environmental Practice Group Leader Emily Schilling. “He brings an impressive track record defending royalty class actions and assisting oil and gas and other companies navigate disputes that can interfere with operations at every stage of the production lifecycle. Matt’s entrepreneurial approach to solving clients’ problems and his commitment to teamwork make him an ideal fit for our practice group.”

“I’m delighted to join Holland & Hart’s team of sophisticated oil and gas and environmental litigators,” said Matt. “I know the preeminence of the team’s work having served as co-counsel on several cases and observing results they achieve for clients. I very much look forward to collaborating on cases with partners and associates and continuing to grow the firm’s practice nationally.”

Before joining Holland & Hart, Matt was a partner at Stinson LLP.

Matt works remotely from Kansas City.

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