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Steven M. Nagy

Special Counsel

Steve NagySteven M. Nagy is a member of the firm's Oil, Gas, and Mineral Practice Group.  Steve focuses his practice on serving independent exploration and production clients throughout Colorado and Utah, including the DJ Basin/Greater Wattenberg Area, San Juan, North Park, Piceance, Uinta, and Paradox Basins.  He also serves a variety of mining and real estate clients.

His practice serves the diverse legal needs of resource developers, including state and federal permitting and regulatory compliance, mineral title and curative work, transactions, surface use and access agreements, conservation issues, and environmental matters.  Steve's experience includes service as Assistant Colorado Attorney General, where he primarily counseled the Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety regarding mine permitting and reclamation.  He represented the Division in litigation, state and federal rulemakings, and environmental compliance matters associated with state-funded reclamation projects.  Mr. Nagy also advised the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund regarding multi-party real estate transactions and performed due diligence for acquisitions of land, water, and conservation easements. 
His representative matters include:

  • Advising clients regarding mineral acquisitions involving private, state, and federal lands
  • Providing updated and patent-forward title opinions encompassing numerous spacing units
  • Advocating in numerous administrative hearings, prehearing conferences, and negotiations
  • Lead counsel in judicial review action involving dewatering and treatment of flooded uranium mine
  • Managing due diligence for over sixty acquisitions of land, water, and easements involving more than $39 million in State Lottery trust funds
  • Representing clients in state and federal rulemakings
  • Advising clients regarding a wide variety of environmental and reclamation issues

Steve speaks frequently to both local and national audiences on topics that range from regulatory developments, reclamation, ethics, and interacting with conservation groups.  He recently served as a Contributing Editor for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation's 2nd edition of the American Law of Mining.

Steve earned his Bachelor of Arts from Miami University in 2004.  He received his Juris Doctor from Indiana University in 2007.  During law school, he served as research clerk to the Honorable Judges W. Terry Ruckriegle and David R. Lass in the Colorado Fifth Judicial District.  Steve is admitted to practice law in the States of Colorado and Utah and is a member of the Colorado and Utah Bar Associations.  He is active in the Colorado Bar Association's Natural Resources and Energy Law Section, as well as the Colorado Mining Association.

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