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Answer: Knowledge and Experience.
Drake Hill has successfully helped clients build pipelines in Wyoming, including
intrastate and interstate pipelines. The approach is simple: get a pipeline built
as quickly and cost-
Drake Hill has been an oil and gas lawyer for nearly 30 years. He served as an adjunct
professor at the College of Law at the University of Wyoming. He has taught on surface
rights and condemnation law at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation -
Should condemnation be required, Mr. Hill is a leading Wyoming practitioner in this
area. Mr. Hill serves as a frequent advisor to legislators in Wyoming on condemnation
statutes, constitutional rights, oil and gas law, and split-
Each of these elements is required for a successful project. The Hill Law Firm has developed a highly effective protocol for pipeline construction projects that manages each of these elements.
Experience in the Regulatory Environment and with Landowners
Landowners and landowner's lawyers have become increasingly creative in devising new negotiating approaches, including the use of collective bargaining. Mr. Hill has experience in confronting each of these negotiating positions. The Hill Law Firm has been very successful in achieving fairness for pipelines and landowners on the broad array of issues, treating landowners with the utmost respect while timely completing projects. One must keep in mind that pipelines are essential for achieving energy security in America.
Landowner lawyers are tasked with protecting their clients' interests. At the same time, local governments have become interested in having influence over pipeline projects and protecting landowners. Given these realities, one must rely on those who have experienced approaches taken by landowners, landowners lawyers, and local regulators. It is invaluable to know what to expect. Those working in this area must know the players and the relationships within communities that may have an influence on pipeline projects.