Michael Jewell

Michael Jewell

Phone: 303-796-2626
Email: mjewell@bfwlaw.com%A0


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Michael T. Jewell serves as the Head of the Oil, Gas, and Minerals Practice Group. Michael focuses his practice on serving independent exploration and production clients throughout Colorado, including the DJ Basin/Greater Wattenberg Area, Sand Wash, Las Animas Arch, San Juan Basin, North Park, and Piceance Basins. His representative matters include:

  • COGCC representation in spacing, pooling, and protest matters
  • Managing due diligence projects for large transactions exceeding $330 million
  • Leading acquisition and due diligence efforts of a 5,800 acre oil field
  • Serving as lead local counsel for a $19 million acquisition of CO2 interests in SW Colorado
  • Representing a client in the acquisition of 3,300 acres of wildcat and HBP acreage
  • Advising midstream gas gathering operators with assets on Indian lands
  • Providing transactional guidance and due diligence for a 56,000 acre acquisition
  • Representing oil & gas clients in front of county land boards involving wind farm expansion
  • Guiding operators through ESA issues covering large prospects containing fee, federal, and state lands
  • Regularly advising on mineral and water acquisitions involving private, state, and federal lands

Michael has written and contributed to over 250 mineral title opinions and frequently advises on and negotiates surface use agreements, joint operating agreements, leases, federal and state unit agreements, regulatory matters, and curative documents for oil and gas and mining clients.

Michael was recently the 2013-2014 Chair of the Natural Resources and Energy Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association and currently sits on the Oil and Gas and Landman Committees of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. In addition to his practice in natural resources law, Michael serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where he teaches courses in public health law and researches the efficacy of public health interventions by mineral operators. Michael speaks frequently to both local and national audiences on topics that range from epidemiology and mineral development to regulatory issues that affect energy development in Colorado.

Areas of Expertise
Oil & Gas, Mining Law

Healthcare Law

University of Denver Sturm College of Law, JD (2007)

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, MPH (2002)

Louisiana College, BA (2001)

Bar Admissions
  • Colorado
  • New Mexico
  • Wyoming