Mr. Ward focuses his practice on energy and natural resource law. He has more than 19 years of experience with nearly all aspects of the title examination process for private, federal, state, and Indian lands. Over the course of his career, Mr. Ward has rendered close to a thousand drilling, division order, acquisition, and financing title opinions for clients located throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
Mr. Ward has considerable experience in negotiating and analyzing joint venture agreements, joint operating agreements, unit agreements, farmout agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and other contracts relating to the exploration and development of minerals and oil and gas.
He has also represented clients before the Utah Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining, and assists clients in interfacing with government agencies, such as the Bureau of Land Management, Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, and Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining.
Prior to joining Holland & Hart, he worked for Pruitt, Gushee & Bachtell, a small law firm in Salt Lake City.