The law pertaining to natural resources and oil and gas in District of Columbia is closely tied to real estate, energy law, and property law, but can also pertain to environmental law. Frequently at dispute are mineral rights. Oil, natural gas, coal, precious metals and drinking water are all usually found under the ground. Therefore, legal disputes litigated in natural resources and oil and gas law include who has the rights to such materials, which can involve complicated matters of use and ownership. When choosing a transactional attorney for nature resources (oil and gas) law in or around District of Columbia, pay particular attention to the attorneys training and experience in leasing, exchange and development, and right of way acquisitions.
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Lawyer Referral Service in the District of Columbia - The Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) that helps individuals and businesses find a local attorney in Washington D.C. In fact, the BADC sponsors the only Lawyer Referral Service in the District of Columbia. The LRS charges a nominal referral fee of $39.95. Call 202-296-7845 to talk with the Legal Advice Line staff and receive the referral to a local attorney with experience in the needed area of concentration.