John F. Shepherd - Holland & Hart LLP

John F. Shepherd

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 303-295-8309

Mr. Shepherd specializes in resolving disputes for oil and gas and mining clients. He handles litigation in virtually all aspects of the energy industry, including disputes over royalty payments, operating agreements, property acquisitions, gas measurement, gas balancing, indemnity claims, and challenges to permits to conduct operations on public lands. He also represents clients in administrative appeals before the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Forest Service, and the EPA, including challenges to penalties imposed by the Office of Natural Resources Revenue and the EPA.

Mr. Shepherd has substantial experience in arbitrations involving oil and gas issues. He has represented clients in arbitrations, testified as an expert witness, and served as an arbitrator.

In addition to litigation and arbitration, Mr. Shepherd counsels clients on a broad array of issues affecting resource development, including compliance with royalty obligations and laws governing approval of operations on federal and Indian lands.

Mr. Shepherd currently serves on the firm's Management Committee. He previously served as Chair of the firm's Natural Resources Department.

Dartmouth CollegeAB 1976University of Denver College of LawJ.D. 1979

Office Location

555 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202-3979
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Administrative / Regulatory Law of the Denver Metro Area
John F. Shepherd has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law (Regulatory)
Energy Law (Administrative, Coal, Environmental, Litigation, Oil & Gas, Regulatory)
Litigation - Environmental
Natural Resources Law (Endangered Species, Energy, Environmental, Federal Royalties, Litigation, Mining, Oil & Gas)