Montgomery & Andrews, P.A. understands the mining industry, and that its mining clients require a breadth of skill and knowledge, including within the areas of land acquisition, governmental permitting, and environmental regulation. M&A’s attorneys provide high quality legal services to coal and mineral mining companies at every level of their operations to ensure responsible utilization and conservation of resources and reclamation of land, as overseen by various local, state, federal and tribal jurisdictions, including:

  • U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
  • U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
  • New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division
  • New Mexico Oil Conservation Division
  • New Mexico State Land Office
  • New Mexico Taxation & Revenue
  • Various Tribal Regulatory Agencies
  • Various City and County Agencies

We know that representation of mining interests requires an understanding of how the industry conducts all phases of its business, including exploration, production, processing and transportation of the product. M&A assists its clients in all phases by providing broad expertise in the following areas:

  • Advocacy before Permitting Agencies
  • Water Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Acquisition
  • Lobbying
  • Indian Jurisdiction
  • Rights of Way Negotiation
  • Federal Mining Claims
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Tax Law
  • Agency Rulemaking

Our attorneys have specific knowledge in each of these fields, and will bring comprehensive legal solutions to mining interests of all kinds, providing essential legal guidance across all areas of law, with an eye towards balancing production and profitability with environmental stewardship and community acceptance.