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Colorado Land Use Lawyer

Representing Clients Nationwide

When a landowner leases mineral rights to a gas or oil company, there are often two contracts that are signed. The first contract establishes the terms of the lease, including royalties paid to the landowner. The second contract, called a "surface use agreement," establishes the manner in which the oil or gas company can utilize the land in exploring for valuable minerals. This contract may include stipulations regarding where drilling can take place, as well as what can be built to facilitate the drilling, such as access roads and storage structures.

If you have leased mineral rights to a mining company and you feel that the company has utilized your land in an improper manner, you are entitled to take legal action in an effort to recover damages. Improper land use can result in significant consequences, such as the devaluation of your property. You may also be held liable for damages that are caused to neighboring properties as a result of the company's actions.

Contact a Colorado oil and gas lawyer who can represent your case and fight for the restitution that you rightfully deserve.

Legal Help for Land Use Matters in Colorado & Beyond

At Cantafio & Song PLLC, we offer services that include:

  • Negotiating mineral lease transactions between landowners and mining companies
  • Resolving disputes that arise from leasing arrangements
  • Handling transportation issues, including easements, road construction, improper road maintenance, and more
  • Holding companies or landowners accountable for a breach of your agreement
  • Marketing and royalty issues

We are available to provide legal counsel in your case if you are seeking damages from a company that has misused your land.

Call our Colorado land use attorneys at (866) 674-0638. We can provide you with legal support in any matter related to the use of your land by a mining company. 

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    "He has guided us through multiple business transactions with effective, concise, and productive negotiations."

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  • Distinguished Reputation in the Industry
    Attorney Ralph Cantafio is well known in the oil and gas industry throughout the western United States. He has established an excellent reputation in the industry not only through his exceptional legal work but also due to his lectures at industry events
    ( generally 2-4 times per year), academic writings, and his time as a college professor. Ralph's lectures and teachings generally consists of oil and gas agreements and negotiations, global energy management, and legal environment of business.
  • Unparalleled Experience in Oil & Gas Law

    Our team has over three decades of combined experience in oil and gas law, including assisting every type of client ( lessors, lessees, operators, etc.), each at every stage of the oil and gas business ( from upstream to downstream activities). Our team also has unparalleled experience in civil litigation ( including construction), corporate and commercial law, natural resources mediation and arbitration, and commercial transactions ( including residential and commercial real estate). 

  • Licensed Throughout the United States

    Our team is ready to assist you with our oil and gas law needs throughout the United States, including in Alaska, Colorado, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.