Practice Areas

The activities of lawyers in the mining and construction materials industries necessarily involve a number of legal areas because the needs of clients vary. In each case, understanding the business is extremely important because the mining and construction materials industries are, in many respects, unique. The economic structure of mining is different than other industries and in many cases the laws that regulate mining are different. That means that it is important for clients to have access to a lawyer who is experienced and really understands both the mining and construction materials industries and the laws that impact them.

Within the areas that Mr. Skogland practices, he has had extensive experience in the following:

Preparation of contracts related to:

  • Exploration
  • Construction
  • Blasting
  • Mining services
  • Sale and distribution of materials
  • Long term supply arrangements
  • Brokerage
  • Transportation

Corporate acquisitions and divestitures involving:

  • Due diligence investigations
  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Stock purchase agreements
  • Noncompetition agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • After sale supply agreements

Real Estate:

  • Access easements
  • Mining leases
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Rail easements
  • Royalty agreements
  • Quarry effect easements

Other Important Areas:

  • Community relations
  • Credit and collection practices
  • Water rights