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.