William E. Ward - Holland & Hart LLP

William E. Ward

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 801-799-5899

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.

University of UtahBS University of UtahJ.D. College of Eastern Utah - Price, UtahAS
Salt Lake County Bar AssociationUtah Association of Professional Landmen Rocky Mountain Mineral Foundation

Office Location

222 South Main Street, Suite 2200
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
United States

Practice Areas

Oil and Gas Law