Mark K. Adams

Mark K. Adams

Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin, & Robb P.A.

Recognized since 1987

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Practice Areas

Corporate Law

Energy Law

Environmental Law

Mining Law

Native American Law

Natural Resources Law

Oil and Gas Law

Water Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Mining Law
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Mark K. Adams 505.954.3903
Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1966) Harvard College (A.B., cum laude, 1960)
Professional Experience
Mr. Adams is a director in the Santa Fe office. He practices in the Business Department in the areas of natural resources, water and corporate law and heads the firm’s Environment, Natural Resources, Water and Utilities practice group.

Professional Memberships and Activities
State Bar of New Mexico (former member of Natural Resources Specialty Committee and Board of Directors of Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section) First Judicial District Bar Association Zuni Pueblo Bar Listed in Best Lawyers in America under Corporate Law, Energy Law, Environmental Law, Mining Law, Native American Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law and Water Law Named Santa Fe Mining Law Lawyer of the Year-2013 by Best Lawyers in America Listed in Chambers USA-America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Environment, Natural Resources and Regulated Industries Law and Water Supply Litigation
Listed in Southwest Super Lawyers in Energy and Natural Resources Law Listed in Who’s Who in America Has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating Mr. Adams has spoken at a number of seminars on natural resources law topics.

Co-author of New Mexico Environmental Law Handbook "Unitization of Solid Mineral Properties," 28 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 733 (1982). "Minimum Work Clauses in Mining Leases, 21 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 535 (1976).


  • 119 East Marcy Street, Suite 200
    Santa Fe, NM 87501


  • English


  • Harvard University Law School , J.D., graduated 1966
  • Harvard University , A.B., graduated 1960

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Mining Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mining Law, Santa Fe (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Law
  • Mining Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Native American Law
  • Water Law

Special Focus

  • Administrative
  • Administrative/Regulatory
  • Coal
  • Commercial
  • Contract
  • Copper
  • Corporate Finance
  • Counseling
  • Development
  • Energy
  • Energy Companies
  • Energy Finance
  • Environmental
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Gas
  • General Corporate
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Minerals
  • Mining
  • Native American Affairs
  • Natural Resources
  • NFL Certification Pending
  • Oil and Gas
  • Permitting
  • Potash
  • Project Finance
  • Public Lands
  • Public Utility
  • Regulatory
  • Secured Transactions
  • Title Matters
  • Transactions
  • Uranium
  • Water
  • Water Rights

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