Idaho has a rich and storied history of mining and mining has been the source of much unique law. RMEH has extensive experience in matters involving mining law. Our attorneys represent mining companies and individuals in the application of mining law to business transactions, administrative proceedings, and litigation. Our mining law experience includes conveyance and reservation of mineral rights, mining easements for access to mineral deposits, claim adjudications and all manner of business transactions where mining is concerned. Our attorneys can assist in drafting agreements for exploration of minerals and can set up joint ventures or other entities to prospect, explore, develop, extract and market mineral deposits.
In addition to assisting with the transactional aspects of mining law, our attorneys can provide opinions and advice relating to ownership and rights associated with mining property, patented and placer claims, financing of mining ventures, the status of title in regards to mining property, and the application of mining-related laws, including the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and CERCLA, to name a few.
The attorneys at RMEH are also experienced litigators representing clients in connection with breach of mining contracts, title and access to mineral deposits, and regulatory and environmental lawsuits. Although able and willing to pursue our clients' interests in court, we are most effective in negotiating practical legal solutions related to mining contracts, environmental and regulatory actions, and other mining-related disputes.