Karol provides practical legal advice to investors and developers of mining and natural resource operations on federal, state, private and Native American lands throughout the United States.
Karol assists clients in conducting due diligence, examining mineral title, drafting and negotiating acquisition, sale, joint venture, lease, royalty and access agreements. She advises clients on day-to-day operations and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. She represents clients in quiet title actions, contract disputes, and defends clients in disputes with federal and state agencies. Karol’s work addresses natural resources including precious minerals, uranium, coal, lithium, rare earth minerals, potash, sand, gravel, aggregates, wind, solar, and geothermal resources.
She has considerable federal Native American and tribal law experience, advising clients on tribal jurisdiction and representing clients in negotiations with tribes and before federal and tribal forums regarding leases, rights-of-way, TERO compliance, and reclamation on tribal lands.
Karol has been an active member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation since 1995 and has presented and published papers at the Foundation’s annual and special institutes. She is an adjunct professor at the Sturm College of Law at Denver University teaching the International & Comparative Mining Law course.