New Mexico Natural Resources Law Attorneys

Natural resources are the backbone of the economy in the Southwest. Since the oil boom in the 1920s, New Mexico has remained a leading producer of crude oil and natural gas nationwide.

At Hinkle Shanor LLP, we have pioneered the way in offering legal guidance for natural resource companies. Since the firm's humble beginnings in the pre-statehood territory of New Mexico in 1888, we have built on strong ties to the region and its industries, growing to become one of the area's premier oil and gas law firms. Our wealth of expertise and experience also extends to other types of natural resources law.

For nearly a century, our natural resources lawyers have offered strategic, on-the-ground legal guidance for clients throughout the Permian Basin.

A Comprehensive Natural Resources Practice

The firm's natural resources practice encompasses a broad range of industries, including:

  • Oil and gas law: We have extensive experience representing oil and gas companies in virtually every type of legal matter, from litigation to regulatory matters as well as title examination, transactions, oil company sales and contracts. We also assist clients in navigating the regulatory issues surrounding "fracking" in New Mexico.
  • Alternative energy sources: Our firm offers experienced legal counsel in alternative energy sources such as wind and solar projects. We also represent public utilities.
  • Water law: We handle appropriation, acquisition and transfer of water rights for oil and gas companies, developers and other clients throughout the Southwest.
  • Mining and hard rock: We handle title examination, contracts, permits and regulatory guidance for clients involved in the mining and hard rock industries.
  • Potash mining: Our firm has extensive experience handling oil and gas matters for clients who are adverse to potash miners. We understand effective strategies for opposing them in litigation or negotiations.

We are also the go-to firm for oil and gas financing companies nationwide with transactional work in New Mexico. Our attorneys partner with in-house counsel to provide strategic guidance.

Offices Throughout New Mexico

Based in New Mexico, our attorneys handle natural resources law matters throughout the Southwest. The firm has convenient offices in Roswell, Santa Fe and Artesia and in New Mexico. Contact us for more information about our natural resources practice.