James M. Tartaglia

Biography

Jim Tartaglia concentrates his practice in the area of energy and natural resources law. Mr. Tartaglia regularly assists clients with a variety of their transactional needs, including mineral title and due diligence, corporate and securities matters, and oil and gas lending.

Representative Experience

  • Coordinated due diligence and prepared transactional documents for large mineral asset acquisitions and divestitures
  • Advised operators and non-operators in negotiating and performing under various title and operational contracts, including mineral leases, joint operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and non-disclosure agreements
  • Drafted drilling and division order title opinions for mineral properties in Colorado and West Virginia
  • Advised energy companies on various corporate and securities matters, including assistance with private placements and an array of SEC compliance needs (1934 Act periodic reports, Reg. D offerings, Sec. 16 disclosures, etc.)
  • Assisted institutional and private lenders with documentation and due diligence, primarily with oil and gas collateral packages

Licensed In

  • Colorado
  • West Virginia

Education

  • J.D. University of Richmond School of Law
  • B.A. Washington & Lee

Memberships

  • Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • Denver Petroleum Club

Speaking Engagements

  • Author, “Field Landman Question of the Month,” Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen, The Rocky Mountain Landman (Oct. 2018; July 2019; Dec. 2019)
  • Author, “Utah,” University of Oklahoma Oil and Gas, Natural Resources and Energy Journal, 2019 Survey on Oil & Gas, 5 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 311 (2019)
  • Author, “Utah,” University of Oklahoma Oil and Gas, Natural Resources and Energy Journal, 2018 Survey on Oil & Gas, 4 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 449 (2018)
  • Author, “Utah,” University of Oklahoma Oil and Gas, Natural Resources and Energy Journal, 2017 Survey on Oil & Gas, 3 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 839 (2017)
  • Author, “Utah,” University of Oklahoma Oil and Gas, Natural Resources and Energy Journal, 2016 Survey on Oil & Gas, 2 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 353 (2016)
  • Co-author, “Colorado,” Texas A&M Journal of Property Law, Oil & Gas Survey Volume 2 (2015)
  • Author, “Utah,” Texas A&M Journal of Property Law, Oil & Gas Survey Volume 2 (2015)
  • Author, “Utah,” Texas A&M Journal of Property Law, Oil & Gas Survey Volume 2 (2014)

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