Serving Energy Industries Nationwide

Biography

Nicol is a Shareholder at Beatty & Wozniak. She joined the Casper, Wyoming office in 2013 and has been in private practice in Casper for nearly 20 years.

Nicol is a Wyoming native and was raised in the energy industry has focused her law career on energy law. She has extensive experience representing various stakeholders in the oil, gas and mineral industry, including mineral production companies, service companies, private mineral owners, private landowners and governmental entities. This breadth of experience gives her a unique perspective when advising companies regarding operations in Wyoming. Nicol's work involves areas of regulatory, transactional, administrative law, and litigation. Nicol regularly appears before the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and has a wide variety of experience including surface use agreements and disputes, contracts, severance and ad valorem taxation, royalties, environmental regulatory permitting and compliance, title curative, land use law and water law. Nicol also practices in the area of estate planning and adminstration, including trusts. Between undergraduate and law school, Nicol worked as a financial auditor in the Denver, Colorado office of Ernst & Young, LLP.

In her free time, Nicol likes to spend time with her husband and two daughters. They enjoy outdoor activities including biathlon, skiing, biking and running.

Education

  • University of Wyoming, College of Law, Laramie, Wyoming
    • Juris Doctor - 2002
  • University of Wyoming
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1997
    • Major: Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2002
  • Wyoming, 2002

Professional Associations

  • Petroleum Association of Wyoming, Member
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Leadership Wyoming, Alumni
  • Leadership Casper, Alumni

Classes & Seminars

  • Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Issues, South Dakota State Bar, 2012
  • Frac Law: From Land Contract Negotiations to…, NB, 2013
  • Hydrology and the Law, 2014
  • WOGCC APD Rulemaking, Beatty & Wozniak, PC, 2019

Published Works

  • Are You Going Dutch, or Will You Be Picking Up the Tab? Securing Payment from Non-Paying Working Interest Owners, co-author, Wyoming Lawyer (December 2017), Wyoming Lawyer, December, 2017
  • We say again – “Seller Beware”…Another Chapter in the Case of Pennaco Energy, co-author, BW Energy News (March 2016) Seller Beware, BW Energy News (December 2015)
  • Negotiating Oil and Gas Agreements in Wyoming, Permitting, Regulation & Compliance Update (November 2015)
  • WOGCC Rulemaking – Bonding & APDs, BW Energy News (October 2015)
  • Hydrology and the Law, Federal and Interstate Issues (November 2014)
  • Frac Law: From Land Contract Negotiations to Environmental Disputes, Negotiating Key Contract Provisions (December 2013)
  • Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Issues, Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Litigation (October 2012)

Pro-Bono Activities

  • The Science Zone, Board of Directors
  • United Way of Natrona County , 2002 to 2018

Past Positions

  • Williams, Porter, Day & Neville P.C., Partner, 2002 to 2011
  • Sherman & Howard, Counsel, 2011 to 2012