BRENT D. CHICKEN is a Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, in Denver, CO. Brent is an experienced natural resources attorney with extensive knowledge of the challenges faced by companies operating in the industry as well as of exploration and production, midstream and downstream oil and gas law. He regularly represents his clients in complex commercial litigation disputes, business transactions, administrative law and procedure, and title examination matters. In his litigation practice, Brent frequently defends his clients’ interests in the courtroom and in mediation and arbitration related to various mineral matters, including constitutional, contract and real property issues. For his clients that are undertaking transactions, he provides guidance on title and contractual issues during due diligence and the purchase and sale of oil and gas properties involving mixed fee, state, federal, and Indian rights. He also prepares accompanying sale, indemnity, surface use, and subsurface penetration agreements. In the regulatory realm, Brent advocates for his clients before various state and federal oil and gas agencies. He prepares and presents applications for well spacing, well density, rule exemptions, and statutory pooling, and undertakes administrative appeals of negative agency decisions and defends application protests. Additionally, Brent regularly prepares comprehensive drilling, division order, and acquisition mineral title opinions involving fee, state, federal, and Indian lands. These include, but are not limited to, specialty opinions involving natural gas storage units, solution mining, and “gob gas” areas. Brent also routinely counsels clients in tackling title curative matters, including negotiating and drafting varied mineral and surface title instruments.