Nicholas (Nick) T. Haderlie is an Associate in the firm’s Sheridan office. His practice focuses on energy, environment, and natural resources throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Mr. Haderlie represents industry clients in a variety of energy-related regulatory, transactional, and civil litigation matters. His experience includes preparation of title opinions, right-of-way acquisition, development contract negotiation, and the purchase and sale of oil, gas, and other minerals interests.

With a strong background in environment and natural resources, he brings a unique perspective on possibilities for conflict resolution between energy resources. Specifically, Nick is interested in the relationship between oil/gas and coal development, wind and hydrocarbon development, and the general interface between new energy possibilities and the continued need for developing traditional energy resources.

In his off time, Nick enjoys spending time fishing with his family, traveling, and studying martial arts. He also enjoys volunteering and serves on numerous boards for non-profit organizations and professional associations.

Practice Areas

    • Business Organizations
    • Litigation
    • Mergers, Acquisitions & Other Business Transactions
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy
    • Collections
    • Debt Restructuring and Workouts
    • Personal Property Foreclosures, Claim and Delivery, Replevin, and Injunctive Remedies
    • Real Property Foreclosures & Landlord-Tenant Disputes
    • Energy & Minerals Projects & Transactions
    • Mining – Hard Rock, Coal and Other Minerals
    • Pipelines, Transmission Lines and Other Linear Facilities
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Renewable Energy
    • Permitting and Environmental
    • Associated Transmission Lines
    • State and Local Taxes and Local Government Impact Fees
    • Title and Real Estate Related Matters
    • Oil and Gas
    • Lobbying, Regulatory and Administrative Affairs
    • Environmental
    • Litigation
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
    • Oil Gas Exploration Equipment
    • Title Examination
    • Environmental Law
    • Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and State Equivalents
    • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and Solid or Hazardous Waste
    • Eminent Domain
    • Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)
    • Environmental Due Diligence
    • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and State Equivalents
    • Regulatory and Administrative Affairs
    • Mining – Hard Rock, Coal and Industrial Minerals
    • Land and Mineral Acquisition
    • Litigation and Administrative Proceedings
    • Merger and Acquisitions
    • Mine Development and Operation
    • Mining cart in silver, gold, copper mine
    • Title Review and Curative
    • Pro Bono
    • Real Estate
    • Access, Title and Property Disputes
    • Commercial Real Estate Acquisition, Sales and Leasing
    • Condominium and Homeowners’ Associations
    • Development, Zoning and Land Use
    • Farm and Ranch Transactions
    • Real Estate Financing and Security Devices
    • Water Rights
    • Trusts & Estates
    • Estate Planning
    • Fiduciary Obligations and Estate and Trust Litigation
    • Guardianships, Conservatorships and Disability Planning
    • Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
    • Water Law

Bar Admission

All state and federal courts in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

Education

2011 – J.D. with Honors, University of Wyoming, College of Law
2011 – M.A., Environmental and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming Haub School
2008 – B.A., Magna Cum Laude, University of Wyoming College of Arts & Sciences

Prior Experience (Employment)

2011-2014 – Associate Attorney, Throne Law Office, P.C.

Honors & Awards

U.W. College of Arts & Sciences Top 20 Outstanding Graduate Award (2008)
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholar (2010-2011)
Wyoming Law Review Comment Editor (2010-2011)
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi

Community Involvement

Fourth Judicial District Bar Commissioner (2014-2017)
Mineral Law Section of the Wyoming State Bar (Chair 2014-2015)
Young Lawyers Section of the Wyoming State Bar (President-Elect 2011-2012, President 2013-2014)
Sheridan County Bar Association (President, 2013)
Laramie Kempo Karate Club Volunteer Instructor (2009-2011)
U.W. Alternative Spring Break Trip Leader (2009-2010) Orphanage Outreach / Outreach 360 Volunteer (2009)

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
American Bar Foundation Fellows
Colorado Bar Association
State Bar of North Dakota
State Bar of Montana
Utah State Bar
Wyoming State Bar
– Fourth Judicial District Bar Commissioner (2014–2017)
– Young Lawyers Section (2011–2012 President-Elect; 2013–2014 President)
– Energy & Natural Resources Section (2014–2016 Chair)
Sheridan County Bar Association (2013 President)
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
American Association of Professional Landmen
Wyoming Association of Professional Landmen
– Board of Directors, Executive Committee (2015–2017)
Wyoming Water Association

Presentations & Publications

“Land Descriptions and the Public Land Survey System,” Nuts and Bolts of Mineral Title Examination, Paper 1 (Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fdn. 2015).

“Landmen and the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Wyoming,” Landman Magazine (A.A.P.L. July/August 2014).

Case Note, ENERGY LAW—Finding the Appropriate Authority for Federal Coal Mine Methane Leasing; Vessels Coal Gas, Inc., 175 I.B.L.A. 8 (2008), 10 Wyo. L. Rev. 515 (2010).

Reported Decisions / Cases

Windsor Energy Group, L.L.C. v. Noble Energy, Inc., 2014 WY 96, 330 P.3d 285 (Wyo. 2014).

Century Surety Co. v. Jim Hipner, LLC, 2016 WY 81, 377 P.3d 784 (Wyo. 2016).