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Helping clients obtain permits and other approvals needed to build and operate resource extraction projects has made Warner the premier law firm in Michigan for issues involving mining and oil and gas exploration. These projects often involve potential impacts to archaeological, historic or cultural resources. Our attorneys offer unique experience and insight regarding the many federal, state and tribal laws and regulations that come to bear on these issues. We provide practical, proactive legal guidance to help clients avoid delays and conflict. We also have a long record of success in defending resource projects in litigation. Our attorneys:
  • Represented an international firm seeking permits for Michigan’s first new underground metallic mine in six decades, and have successfully defended permits for the mine in litigation
  • Represented numerous other large mining projects and companies in the Upper Great Lakes region
  • Participated in the acquisition, contracting, leasing and zoning matters for more than 70 separate mining sites in the Lower and Upper Peninsulas of Michigan
  • Served as lead counsel for a pipeline company during construction of a natural gas pipeline across Michigan
  • Represent international and regional aggregates and construction companies in connection with accidents and injuries associated with operations, spills or other environmental occurrences, and alleged torts involving our clients
  • Participate in the sale, acquisition or financing of mining and construction companies and mineral resources
  • Provide title examination services for mineral resources
  • Assist in the zoning, water and air permit, and other special issues involved with acquiring, starting, operating, or selling asphalt and ready-mix plants
  • Represent clients in administrative and judicial hearings including hearings before township, city, and other local municipal organizations, in trial courts, and before appellate courts including the Michigan Supreme Court

Warner attorneys support clients with mining interests in Michigan, the United States and around the world. We know and have worked with government officials at all levels in regard to mining legislation and related matters.

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