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Brandon Taylor recently joined Beatty & Wozniak as a full-time associate, where he works in the Regulatory group. Brandon’s experience in the legal field, federal government, and private sector provides him with a comprehensive background to meet the needs of clients. Brandon previously worked at the firm as a law student, where he contributed to both the Regulatory and Litigation groups.
While in law school, Brandon worked as a legal intern for a Colorado based coal company where he drafted mineral leases, surface-land-use leases, and grazing leases. As a legal intern, he worked on a variety of projects from drafting temporary restraining orders, quiet title actions, to SEC filings and severance and wrongful termination settlements. Brandon worked as a legal extern for the Wyoming Secretary of State’s office where he helped draft and amend legislation.
Before his legal career, Brandon spent time on Capitol Hill where, he worked on natural resources and environmental policy for United States Senator Mike Enzi. Brandon assisted with legislation and research in natural resources, agriculture, environment, and public lands.
Drafted statutory pooling applications, drilling and spacing unit applications, increased well density applications and other various applications before the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
Prepared research memorandum and advised client on legislative research in Wyoming and Colorado legislative history and made recommendations on legislative intent.
Drafted temporary restraining order against party with conflicting land rights and uses.
Drafted a variety of corporate governance documents, including operating agreements, actions by written consent, and reviewed bylaws.
Drafted and reviewed mineral leases, surface-land-use leases, and grazing leases.
Drafted and completed a comprehensive title opinion, including current status, operating rights, record title, and mineral rights.
Helped resolve a land ownership dispute by filing a quiet title action.
Prepared legislative profiles for client on state legislators and other governmental officials and their respective backgrounds in Wyoming, Ohio, and New Mexico.
Met with legislators and other governmental officials in securing state funds for client’s expansion efforts.