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Contract Review

LEGAL PRACTICES

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INFRASTRUCTURE

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 Law has experience leading such teams as well as serving with other lawyers operating as a virtual law firm.

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FEDERAL INDIAN LAW & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ISSUES

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

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

  • Crafting engagement strategies with Native Nations, including communications, cooperation and benefit agreements.

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

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

  • Defending challenges to federal project approvals under the Administrative Procedures Act.

  • Navigating complex issues of sovereign immunity, jurisdiction and the regulatory and adjudicatory authority of Native Nations.

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

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

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PUBLIC LANDS LAW

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)

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CULTURAL RESOURCES LAW

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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