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  • Education
    • J.D., with honors, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 1980, Order of St. Ives
    • B.S.E.E., with honors, University of Colorado-Boulder, College of Engineering, 1975, Tau Beta Pi; Eta Kappa Nu; Engineering Honor Societies
  • Court Admissions
    • State of Colorado, 1980
    • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1980
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 2002
    • United States Supreme Court, 2008
Randy Feuerstein is a Shareholder in the real estate practice and concentrates in the area of energy law. With more than three decades of experience in real estate, bankruptcy, oil and gas and mineral law, Randy has mastered communicating with opposing counsel, brokers and title company representatives to provide creative solutions to multidimensional client matters. 

Randy utilizes his knowledge of oil, gas and mineral law along with his expertise in real estate to analyze, negotiate and draft complex agreements to govern compatible development of both land and oil and gas or other minerals. As mineral producing states experience more and more mineral and surface conflicts, Randy has helped many clients in land development and oil and gas exploration with creative and unique solutions to help them reach agreements with businesses having separate goals. This assistance also includes enabling progress with state and local governments in their entitlement processes.

Randy’s dedication to understanding the complex and changing statutes and regulations that govern the energy industry allows him to work with companies to address the unique legal needs that arise out of generation, production or consumption of energy and natural resources. He represents clients to protect their interests in state and local regulatory and land use proceedings. His varied expertise leads to a variety of client types, including developers and builders, oil and gas operators and landowners as well as businesses and banks. Specific real estate projects include:  
  • Farms and ranches 
  • Vacant land 
  • Residential and mixed use subdivisions 
  • Utility scale solar sites 
In connection with the acquisition, development and sale of real property, Randy drafts agreements, loan documents, leases and other real estate and oil and gas instruments to consummate transactions. The unique character of these deals brings into play his knowledge of boundary disputes, easements, access, and due diligence relating to surface and mineral title, irrigation equipment, ditches and canals. With this experience, Randy is frequently invited to present on surface and mineral conflicts to business groups, bar association CLE gatherings and for government officials.

He has extensive experience in the assessment and acquisition of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service permits, livestock and equipment necessary to the operation. Over the years, some of his work in real estate has occurred in Chapter 11 restructurings where he has represented primarily secured and unsecured creditors in business and individual cases. This restructuring experience includes helping clients who have served on creditors’ and bondholders’ committees. Randy has the ability to keep track of many moving parts in a case or deal so the client is able to move toward resolution of issues and success in closing their deals.
  • Advocated Surface Owner Rights at the Colorado General Assembly on surface damages, land use, and setbacks
  • Key drafter of amendments to Colorado’s Surface Owner Notification Act, 2007
  • Represented Surface Owner and Home Builder rights and interests at rulemaking proceedings before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission covering comprehensive rule amendments and new safety setbacks’ rules 
  • Represented several local and out of state commercial and home builders and developers on mineral due diligence and surface notification to mineral owners 
  • Represented several high net worth clients on farm and ranch acquisitions and sales including working and recreational (hunting and fishing) properties 
  • Long-time outside general counsel for local home builders trade association 
  • Title examination on complex mineral tracts underlying residential, commercial, and industrial subdivision for multi-well horizontal well pads for one mile and extended length well bore laterals 
  • Expert witness for oil and gas participating interest/joint operating agreement issue 
  • Represented residential, commercial, and golf course developer on mixed-use master plan involving land-use, special district, oil and gas, and financing issues
  • Co-counsel with out of state and in state real estate attorneys to provide special expertise on mineral due diligence for land, hotel, and mixed-use projects 
  • Represented secured and unsecured creditors in restructuring cases including participants on official creditors’ and bondholders’ committees

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Minerals Due Diligence: Surface Owner/Mineral Operator Surface Access and Use
Hall & Hall Company Meeting 
May 25, 2015
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Ethics in Land Use
National Business Institute
March 3, 2015
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Surface Owner Rights: Interaction Between Surface Owners and Energy Companies When Planning and Locating Oil and Gas Facilities
Governor’s Oil & Gas Task Force
November 20, 2014
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Oil and Gas Issues: Split Estates, Leasing, and Surface and Mineral Conflicts
City of Aurora, Oil & Gas
January 8, 2014
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Navigation of New Oil and Gas Setbacks for Developers and Home Builders
Colorado Builder Forum
June 2013
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Ranches and Minerals: Split Estates, Setbacks, Conflicts and SUAs
Denver Athletic Club
April 8, 2013
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Surface and Minerals Conflicts during Co-Development
National Land Conference of Realtors’ Land Institute
March 2013
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Surface and Mineral Conflicts: Oil and Gas Access Beneath Recreation Fields
Special District Association Annual Conference
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Surface and Mineral Conflicts Wind Farm and Oil and Gas Production Compatibility
18th Annual Ag & Rural Law Roundup
June 2009
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Surface and Mineral Conflicts: Oil and Gas Access and New West Real Estate Development
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation