Oil and Gas Veteran Mark Burghardt Joins Dorsey in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY–International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Mark L. Burghardt has joined the Firm’s Regulatory Affairs Practice Group and Energy and Mining and Natural Resources Industry Groups in Salt Lake City as a Partner.

Mr. Burghardt represents clients in the energy and natural resources industry in transactions, litigation, and administrative hearings. He advises and represents oil and gas companies in M&A, financing and joint ventures, as well as permitting and regulatory issues. He also represents oil and gas clients in civil litigation related to the ownership and operation of oil and gas facilities in federal, state and administrative courts. His clients include upstream, exploration and production stage, oil and gas companies. Aspects of his practice dealing with land rights, access and permitting easily translate to other natural resource industries, particularly mining and renewable energy. He has worked with companies on projects involving federal, state, private and Indian lands.

Mr. Burghardt joins Dorsey from Holland & Hart LLP, where he was a partner in that firm’s environmental and natural resources practice in Salt Lake City. Before joining Holland & Hart in 2011, he was an associate of Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP in Salt Lake City.

He has a B.A. degree from Utah State University and a J.D. degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Mr. Burghardt has been recognized as a Rising Star by Mountain States Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) and as one of Utah’s Legal Elite by Utah Business Magazine. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Energy, Natural Resource & Environmental Law Section of the Utah State Bar, is active in the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and is a member of a number of other professional groups focused on the energy and natural resources sector. He writes and speaks extensively on energy and natural resources legal topics.

“We are very pleased that Mark has joined Dorsey in Salt Lake City,” noted Dorsey Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “His experience, expertise and client base make him a perfect fit with Dorsey’s strong multi-office Regulatory Affairs practice and its Firm-wide focus on both the Energy and Mining and Natural Resources industries.”

“I am delighted to be joining Dorsey and its great team of regulatory, energy and mining and natural resources attorneys,” noted Mr. Burghardt. “I look forward to serving Dorsey’s exceptional client base and expanding the Firm’s oil and gas practice.”

About Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Clients have relied on Dorsey since 1912 as a valued business partner. With locations across the United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients' legal and business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world's most successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders in the banking, energy, food and agribusiness, health care, mining and natural resources, and public-private project development sectors, as well as major non-profit and government entities.

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Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett

Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.
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