Mineral Law

Louisville Mining, Mineral and Natural Resources

Coal is still the backbone of energy production within the country and vital to the production of steel and meeting industrial needs. However, the coal mining industry is pervasively regulated, subject to myriad federal and state regulations. Whether related to mining operations, safety, the technical aspects of securing a mining permit or the effect upon the environment, the overlay and implication of legal requirements is a critical component of all recovery or use of natural resources in this country.

Preparing mineral leases and reviewing agreements for the operation of a mine or the sale of coal and other minerals is complex and requires the experience and skill necessary to attend to the details inherent in these transactions.

Environmental issues touch our lives every day and affect every aspect of commerce. There is little chance in today's world that a commercial enterprise is not affected in some manner by both federal and state regulations. The complicated world of administrative law is a daunting challenge to any company, where good intentions are insufficient markers of regulatory compliance.

Landrum & Shouse attorneys have extensive experience in handling the legal aspects of the permitting process of a mine, including the defense of issued permits in the face of challenges from special interest groups. We handle administrative hearings before state and federal regulatory bodies regarding violations, and, when necessary, we ably represent our clients in court and zealously defend companies and individuals when criminally charged with violating these laws.

Landrum & Shouse attorneys have successfully plied their craft throughout the United States and overseas, where their skills are relied upon by companies engaged in the production and development of natural resources. We take pride on being knowledgeable of our clients' operations, protective of their interests and resolute in our representation. With the highest possible rating afforded to our attorneys such as Kent Westberry (AV rated) and Bennett E. Bayer (AV rated), their peer recognition is indicative of the level of professional experience attained by our attorneys and which is required to practice in this field.

We at Landrum & Shouse have the experience, skill and resources to effectively handle a variety of mineral law issues. We invite and encourage you to contact one of our mineral law lawyers today.

To speak with one of our mineral law attorneys, please call in Lexington at (859) 554-4038 or in Louisville at (502) 589-7616 .

Our Mission , to which we are dedicated, is to provide professional legal representation and service to our clients to the very best of our capabilities, individually and in unity with one another.