Chris Reagan

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Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Colorado Law School, 2012, Law Review, Casenote and Comment Editor

B.A., History, Classics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007

Admissions

Colorado, 2012

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Profile

Chris Reagen is a member of the Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group and assists clients in transactions involving the acquisition, development, and disposition of energy assets and mining properties. With a broad natural resources transactional practice, Chris has counseled clients in joint ventures to develop oil and gas properties, farmout agreements, purchase and sale agreements, joint development agreements, and master service agreements. Chris has also assisted offshore oil and gas companies in matters related to decommissioning liabilities and the corresponding financial obligations. 

Chris is a member of our Indian Law Practice Group, guiding clients across industries in navigating the regulatory framework governing transactions with Indian tribes and in the development of energy assets and mining properties on tribal lands and lands held in trust by the federal government. Prior to joining the firm, Chris represented some of the largest energy-producing Indian tribes in a broad range of issues related to the development of tribal natural resources.

Chris authored “The Water Transfers Rule: How an EPA Rule Threatens to Undermine the Clean Water Act,” which was published in the University of Colorado Law Review in 2011.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Volunteer, Denver Indian Law Center

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Hiding in Plain View," co-author, World Pipelines, October 2017.
  • "Getting the Deal Through: Mining 2017 (United States)," co-author, Getting the Deal Through, July 2017.
  • "Getting the Deal Through: Mining 2016 (United States)," co-author, Getting the Deal Through, July 6, 2016.
  • “The Water Transfers Rule: How an EPA Rule Threatens to Undermine the Clean Water Act,” author, 83 U. Colo. L. Rev. 307, 2011.

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