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Contract Review


Civil Engineer


All-Terrain Law advises clients in developing large and small infrastructure projects.  Some representative projects include:

  • Multi-state transmission lines

  • Mutli-state water infrastructure

  • Utility-scale wind and solar projects

  • Educational facilities

  • Mining projects

  • Small-scale wastewater facilities

  • Roads and access rights

All-Terrain Law regularly works in multi-disciplinary teams with client legal and operational groups, engineers and resources specialists, government agencies and other outside legal counsel.  All-Terrain Lawp has experience leading such teams as well as serving with other lawyers operating as a virtual law firm.

Painted colorful tribal pattern on wood


All-Terrain Law represents companies and state and local governments in a variety of Indian law and indigenous peoples issues, including:

  • Transactions with Tribes for on- and off-reservation business ventures and natural resource development. 

  • BIA mineral and business leases and rights-of-way.

  • Tribal employment rights issues.

  • Administrative appeals of BIA decisions.

  • Federal court appeals of BIA decisions.

  • Tribal consultation, traditional cultural property and sacred site issues.

  • Challenges to federal project approvals under the Administrative Procedures Act.

  • Complex issues of sovereign immunity, jurisdiction and tribal regulatory and adjudicatory authority.

  • Crafting and implementing tribal engagement strategies.

  • Harmonizing compliance with domestic US law with international indigenous peoples rights.

All-Terrain Law represents clients with projects or business transactions that raise tribal concerns.  Connie Rogers, Principal of All-Terrain Law, has experience with numerous tribes throughout the western U.S., including New Mexico, Arizona, Oregon, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota), Virginia, and Nevada.

Western Scenery


Because much of the land throughout the West is owned by federal and state governments, many major projects occurs on public lands.  All-Terrain Law has extensive experience with the federal and state agencies that must review and approve such projects. All-Terrain Law Principal Connie Rogers' experience includes both private practice and previously serving as Deputy Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

All-Terrain Law represents clients on the full range of legal issues and stakeholder processes involved with mineral and energy development (conventional and renewable) and infrastructure on public lands, including:

  • National Environmental Policy Act

  • National Historic Preservation Act

  • Federal Land Policy and Management Act

  • National Forest Management Act

  • Archaeological Resources Protection Act

  • Paleontological Resources Preservation Act

  • Endangered Species Act

  • Mineral Leasing Act

  • Indian Mineral Leasing Act

  • General Mining Law

  • Freedom of Information Act (and similar state laws)

Ancient Rock Carvings


Of the laws regularly implicated by use of federal lands or requiring federal approvals, Connie is nationally-recognized for her experience related to cultural resources and historic preservation, including compliance with:

  • The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)

  • The Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA)

  • The Antiquities Act

Connie regularly helps clients navigate reviews under the NHPA known as the "section 106" process, including negotiating memoranda of agreement and programmatic agreements.  ​

Connie has also defended civil enforcement for alleged violations of ARPA, including working hand-in-hand with forensic archaeologists to develop an accurate factual record. 

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