Craig Berube


303-407-4461 | direct

303-407-4499 | firm

800-886-6566 | fax

“The energy industry relies upon comprehensive solutions for efficient energy production; this requires information and results that are delivered in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner."

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Craig Berube has specialized in real property and mineral title ownership issues, regulatory and legal compliance, service contracts, joint operations, transaction due diligence and energy production issues since 1993. During this time, Craig has pursued an expansive and involved practice of law that includes experience in the private practice of law, as in-house legal and regulatory counsel, and has served the public in a variety of roles within local, state and federal government. Having served in all of these capacities, Craig has an understanding of the wide variety of legal issues that are faced by the energy industry. Craig works on a daily basis to inform his clients, provide them with a clear understanding of the law, and find solutions that protect their interests.

Over the years, Craig has opined on legal and ownership issues, and he has researched and written hundreds of title opinions, pertaining to fee, state and federal lands. Craig has given presentations and written articles on many upstream issues, including ownership, pooling and unitization issues, and agreements pertaining to joint operations, farmout agreements, exploration and development, to organizations that include the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen. Craig’s twenty years of experience is a testament to his diligence, knowledge and dedication to the energy industry.


  • Exploration & Production

  • Marketing, Sales & Financing

Practice Areas

  • Regulatory and Legal Compliance

  • Property Law, Mineral, Title and Curative Land Services

  • Upstream Energy Production Issues

  • Service and Operations Agreements

  • Purchase, Sale and Construction Contracts

  • Uniform Commercial Code Secured Interests

  • Government Relations


  • State of Colorado

  • State of New Mexico 

  • State of Texas

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • University of Denver, College of Law, J.D., 1993

  • University of New Mexico, B.A., Economics, 1987

Professional Activities

  • Past President, Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Lawyers

  • Education Committee, Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen

  • Member, Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, National Resources and Energy Law Section

  • Member, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Publications, Presentations and Awards

  • 2018 - Winner of the CBA/DBA Arts and Literature Award for Fiction

  • 2017 - Recipient of the Denver Association of Petroleum Landman Education Award

  • Cover-All Provisions in Mineral Deeds and Lease Agreements (2016)

  • Leasing of Remainder Interests and Contingent Future Interests (2015)

  • Succession of Interest on the Death of a Royalty Owner in Colorado (2013)

  • Getting Rid of the Corpse: How to Deal with a Dead Mineral Owner in Colorado (2012)

  • Involuntary Pooling of Mineral Interests in Colorado (2012)

  • Acquisition, Exploration and Development Agreements in Mineral Development (2009)

  • Farmouts and Joint Operating Agreements in Mineral Development (2006)

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