Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, along with other members of Colorado's energy industry, contributes to fundraiser for Wounded Warrior Project. Read the article at http://blogs.denverpost.com/thebalancesheet/?p=8867&preview=true
Take a look at the WSMT 2013 Denver's Best Lawyers® profile on page 12 at http://www.bestlawyers.com/Docs/Viewer.aspx?pub_id=31&year=2013. We extend congratulations to our six attorneys selected for this honor: Kendor Jones, Keith Tooley, Brian Tooley, Edward Blieszner, Rebecca Watson and Kenneth Barbe
Congratulations to Kendor P. Jones, Keith D. Tooley, Brian S. Tooley and William R. Rapson who were selected to the 2013 Colorado Super Lawyers list as well as James M. Noble selected to the 2013 Colorado Rising Stars list. | (PDF)
Several WSMT attorneys attended the firm's annual ski trip. Pictured from left to right are Carolyn Burr, Jed Franklin, Steve Bain, Danielle Wiletsky, Chelsey Russell, Lisa Perry, Sam Bacon, Sheryl Howe, Brian Tooley, Joe Pierzchala, Scott Turner and John Meck
Rebecca Watson will speak to the Public Lands Committee of the Utah State Bar in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The focus of her talk will be a look back at the first term of the Obama administration’s public lands energy policy and a look forward at what a second term under a new Secretary might bring. This lunch event is co-sponsored by the Wallace Stegner Center and is free. Visit http://today.law.utah.edu/?events=public-land-energy-in-the-obama-era-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly for additional information.
Congratulations to our legal administrator, Stacie Hedrick, who has been chosen as President-Elect of the Mile High Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators for the 2013-2014 Board year.
Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley's client, Fresh Takes Kitchen, is partnering with organizations such as recreation centers, after-school programs, neighborhood clubs and other community groups to offer affordable meal delivery/pickup programs to participants. For more information on this Denver-based company visit www.freshtakeskitchen.com or read the January 10, 2013 5280 magazine blog feature at www.5280.com
WSMT is proud to sponsor the Denver Center Theatre Company's Directors Society. We believe the arts are a vital part of every community and are delighted to support The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley will serve as the Breakfast Keynote Sponsor for the Second Annual Renewable Energy Law & Policy Summit: Driving the Development of Renewable Energy on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.
Rebecca Watson Argues Before The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of energy companies challenging federal leasing.
Edward J. Blieszner, a Shareholder at WSMT, has been named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Denver Litigation - Municipal "Lawyer of the Year"
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year" making this accolade particularly significant.
Congratulations to Rebecca W. Watson Being Named Barrister's Best For Colorado's Best Renewable Energy Lawyer
This honor originated from Law Week Colorado, Vol. 10 | No. 36 "It's hard to pick a standout in this category - given the amount of news and work in this area - but Rebecca Watson is a star in our eyes. There's not much she doesn't know, so we tip our hat to her". To see a full list of winners, visit www.LawWeekOnline.com
Six Lawyers from WSMT were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013.
Mineral Resources Development Water Needs: Water Supply Considerations, RMMLF Special Institute on The Water-Energy Nexus
Presented by WSMT Attorney James Noble.
Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Supply Protection - Federal Regulatory Developments, RMMLF Journal, Vol. 49 | No. 2 | 2012
Initially presented by Rebecca W. Watson and Nora R. Pincus at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute entitled "The Water-Energy Nexus: Acquisition, Use and Disposal of Water for Energy and Mineral Development" and appeared in the Institute manual as Paper 6 (Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fdn. 2012).
The University of Colorado Denver Business School along with the Global Energy Management (GEM) Program will present its third annual energy forum, Energy - Moving Forward 2012 in October. Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley is proud to participate as a Bronze Sponsor of the event.
2012 Colorado Bar examination is a Memorable Anniversary for Chelsey Russell, an associate at WSMT
Chelsey gave birth to her daughter Hayden the Saturday before last year's bar exam.
Shareholder Lisa V. Perry has passed the Nebraska State Bar examination.
Shareholder Edward J. Blieszner moderates Water/Wastewater Trends Roundtable Discussion. Members of eight companies from the water/wastewater industry gathered at our offices to discuss current trends in the industry, including how recent economic and other factors are impacting their work. Click on the link to read complete article published in the ENR Mountain States June 25, 2012 edition.
Rebecca W. Watson, a shareholder at WSMT, was re-elected to the 2012-2013 Board of Directors of Western Energy Alliance and Re-Appointed as Secretary during the June annual meeting.
Stephen A. Bain, a shareholder at WSMT, was re-elected to the 2012-2013 Board of Advisors of Western Energy Alliance at their annual meeting.
Darcy Levy will serve as the At-Large Council Member on the 2012-2013 CBA Natural Resources & Energy Law Section Executive Council joined by Kendor Jones as the NREL Delegate to CBA Board of Governors.
Several attorneys and employees of WSMT participated in a Weed Warrior & Native Garden project through Volunteers of Outdoor Colorado at South Platte Park~Carson Nature Center on Friday, June 8, 2012. Pictured from left to right are Steve Sullivan, Danielle Wiletsky, Steve Bain, Carolyn Burr, Julie Clark, Jim Noble, Dean Stalnaker, Joan Hoover, Rebecca Watson, Lisa Perry, Jed Franklin and Chelsey Russell.
WSMT Shareholder, Rebecca Watson, will present The Role of Natural Gas as a "Bridge" Fuel during the Natural Resources Law Center's Annual Clyde O. Martz Summer Conference on June 7, 2012
WSMT Attorneys, Carolyn Burr and Rebecca Watson, present at The University of Denver Water Law Reviews 5th Annual Symposium
Carolyn Burr and Rebecca Watson presented Water, Give Us Energy! at The University of Denver Water Law Reviews 5th Annual Symposium entitled "2012: The Year of Water". Please contact JoAnne Gann at email@example.com if you would like a copy of their power point presentation.
WSMT has again been recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court for its commitment to providing pro bono legal services.
Amy Seneshen, a shareholder at WSMT, participates in Law Week Colorado's 1st Quarter Managing Partner Roundtable
The topic for the 1st Quarter Roundtable was Should Firms Consider An Overhaul? It took on some big ideas, including a discussion about whether the legal industry should approach the game differently.
Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley teams with VOC
WSMT will host a breakfast with representatives from the oil and gas industry on March 27, 2012 to learn more about Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado ("VOC") and opportunities to strengthen our mutual interests in statewide stewardship. Rebecca Watson, a shareholder with the firm, became a board member at VOC in July of 2011.
WSMT provides "double diamond" sponsorship for GeoLand Ski Day.
On March 9, 2012 six of our attorneys attended a unique gathering of geologists, landmen, geophysicists, managers, attorneys and vendors at Breckenridge Ski Resort benefitting the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen (DAPL) and the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG). Pictured from left to right are: Joe Pierzchala, Darcy Levy, Chelsey Russell, Jed Franklin, Lisa Perry and Sheryl Howe.
Congratulations to Ken Jones, Keith Tooley, Brian Tooley and Bill Rapson recognized for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers® as well as Amy Seneshen and James Noble recognized for inclusion in Rising Stars 2012 | (PDF)
Sheryl Howe Presents Putting the Substance of the Opinion on Paper at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on the Nuts and Bolts of Mineral Title Examination February 9, 2012 | (PDF)
Rebecca Watson Presents Energy Policy on Public Lands "New" and Old Energy, February 9, 2012 | (PDF)
Announcing Expansion of WSMT's Casper, Wyoming Office | (PDF)
Rebecca Watson and Jeffrey Flege assist in Federal permitting for one of the first solar projects on public lands. | (PDF)
Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Has Ranked Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C. in the National Tier 2 Firm for Oil & Gas Law | (PDF)
Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique combination of excellence and breadth of expertise.
Attorneys Joseph C. Pierzchala and Chelsey J. Russell Join Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley | (PDF)
Associates Scott Turner and Jeff Flege have passed the Wyoming Bar examination.
This will allow Scott and Jeff to assist clients with their oil and gas title needs in Wyoming. Associate Nora Pincus passed the Montana Bar examination.
Rebecca Watson Presents at CLE Seminar | (PDF)
September 29, 2011
Attorney Rebecca Watson presents “Energy & Water: Federal Clean Water Act Case & Policy Update” at the CLE Seminar on Water Law in Helena, MT.
Rebecca Watson Presents to UR 2011 | (PDF)
September 19, 2011
Attorney Rebecca Watson presents "Uranium Mining: Challenges of Coordination Between Federal Agencies" at the National Uranium Conference in Casper, WY. See related paper (PDF)
Rebecca Watson to Serve as Co-Chair at RMMLF Annual Meeting
Rebecca Watson was asked to serve as co-chair of the Public Lands Section for the 2012 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) Annual Meeting.
Amy Seneshen elected to serve as RMMLF Trustee
Amy Seneshen was elected in July 2011 to serve as a Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation for a two-year term. Amy recently completed her term as the Chair of the Natural Resources and Energy Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.
Rebecca Watson Joins Board of Directors of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
In July 2011, Rebecca Watson joined the Board of Directors of Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. On September 20, 2011, Xcel Energy donated $23,500 to Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado. Throughout the 2011 season, Xcel Energy donated $250 to Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado for every home run hit at Coors Field. Jonathan Adelman from Xcel Energy presented the check to Ann Baker Easley (VOC Executive Director),Bob Van Wetter (VOC Board Chair), Jay Kenney (VOC Board Vice Chair), and Rebecca Watson (VOC Board Member). Support from companies like Xcel Energy means that Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado can continue to provide hands-on volunteer opportunities for Coloradoans to help protect, enhance, restore, and preserve our State's natural resources.
Firm Attorneys Win in Oil and Gas 60-day Lease Issuance Case Cheyenne, Wyoming »
June 2011 (The Associated Press)
A judge has ruled that the Interior Department must abide by a deadline in the Mineral Leasing Act...
Rebecca Watson Hosts Wind & Solar Webinar | (PDF)
June 21, 2011
Rebecca Watson hosts "Public Land Wind & Solar: 2010 Lessons Learned and New 2011 Guidance" webinar.
Attorneys Carolyn F. Burr and James M. Noble Join Welborn Sullivan | (PDF)
June 2011 (Denver, CO)
Attorneys Carolyn F. Burr and James "Jim" M. Noble join the Energy and Natural Resources firm of Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley P.C.
Nora Pincus Speaks at the Colorado Women's Bar Association Conference
June 11, 2011
Ms. Pincus gave a presentation entitled "Natural Resources Issues for Non-Natural Resource Practitioners: An Introduction to Basic Principles and Commonly-Encountered Issues" to conference attendees in Vail, CO
Firm Attorneys Challenge BLM's Oil & Gas Policies »
May 2, 2011 (Oil & Gas Journal)
Litigators Rebecca Watson, Brian Tooley, Steve Bain, Kathryn Haight and Nora Pincus file a nationally significant lawsuit in USDC for the District of Wyoming on behalf of the Western Energy Alliance (formerly IPAMS) and six (6) oil and gas companies challenging the BLM's failure to timely issue federal oil & gas leases.
Rebecca Watson Presents to DU Law School | (PDF)
April 27, 2011
Rebecca Watson presents "New (and Old) Energy on Public Lands" to DU Law students studying Oil and Gas Law.
Jennifer McDowell, an associate in the firm's Casper, Wyoming office, was named one of Wyoming's 20 under 40 »
Steve Bain Presents to the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen
Steve Bain presents an "Overview of International Oil and Gas – Contracts, Customs and Corruption" to the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen in Denver, CO.
Rebecca Watson Presents at RMMLF Special Institute | (PDF)
March 3, 2011
Rebecca Watson presents "Managing Cultural Resource Issues on Indian Lands" at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute.
Jeff Welborn Offering Mediation and Arbitration Services
Founding member John ("Jeff") Welborn focuses his legal practice on mediation and arbitration. Jeff serves as a mediator and arbitrator in disputes involving oil and gas, mining, and other natural resources issues. He has extensive experience in domestic oil and gas law, in domestic and international mining law, in natural resources regulatory matters, and in negotiating and drafting natural resource development agreements, financing arrangements, and conveyance documents. Jeff's experience includes a variety of relevant legal and industry positions as: senior management in an international mining company; Commissioner and also Chair of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission; Chair of the Mineral Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association; Adjunct Professor in oil and gas, natural resources, and water law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; and, instructor on natura resources matters for continuing education seminars. Jeff is a graduate of Dartmouth (1968) and the University of Colorado School of Law (1972).