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Jeanine Feriancek

Senior Partner

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Companies rely on Jean Feriancek to draw on her extensive legal experience and industry knowledge to provide solutions to the challenges their businesses face.

She represents and counsels clients in the acquisition, divestiture, and financing of oil and gas properties and mineral properties ranging from coal to precious metals and industrial minerals. She also represents clients in transactions relating to mines, gas storage facilities, pipelines, and gas processing plants.

In the course of her practice, Jean has advised clients on a wide range of issues relating to mineral conveyances, federal, state, fee, and Indian mineral and oil and gas leases, exploratory and secondary recovery units (oil and gas), logical mining units (coal), and mining claims. She also examines title to mineral and oil and gas properties in the Rocky Mountain states, and conducts and manages title due diligence.


Extensive experience relating to exploration and development of minerals and oil and gas in negotiating and analyzing:

  • Oil and gas leases
  • Mining leases
  • Joint operating agreements
  • Exploration and development contracts
  • Farmouts agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Title documents
  • Other contracts

Client Results

  • Represented coal company in $300 million acquisition of coal reserves in the Powder River Basin.

  • Represented Australian, South African and U.S. coal producers in acquisition of coal reserves in Western U.S. for underground coal gasification projects.

  • Represented independent oil companies in numerous purchases and sales of producing and nonproducing oil and gas properties in Wyoming, North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, and Kansas.

  • Represented investors entering into development agreements relating to Bakken and Texas oil and gas leases and wells.

  • Represented buyer of company holding iron ore concessions in Peru.

  • Represented lender providing financing for gold mines in Nevada.

  • Represented clients in acquisition of trona mines in Wyoming and Colorado.

  • Advised mining company on issues relating to unpatented mining claims, mining leases, and joint ventures for gold mine in Nevada.

  • Examined title and rendered title opinions for investors and lenders of Canadian and U.S. companies owning coal mines in Western U.S.

  • Examined title and rendered title opinions for investors of Canadian company owning silver mine in Idaho.

  • Examined title and rendered numerous drilling and division order title opinions, acquisition title opinions and financing title opinions for oil and gas projects in Western U.S.




Bar Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Natural Resources & Environment, Insights Editor
  • The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Mineral Law Section, Past President
  • Institute for Energy Law, Executive Board, 2006-2011
  • American Bar Association, Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Section, Member
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee, Election Call Center Steering Committee

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