Rosemary J. Beless has over 30 years of experience in a practice focused on natural resources and environmental law, representing clients in the areas of water, mining, oil and gas, public lands, condemnation, and environmental law.
In addition to the state and federal courts, she regularly appears before the Utah Division of Water Rights, the Utah Board of Oil, Gas & Mining, and the U.S. Interior Board of Land Appeals.
Rosemary conducts comprehensive title analyses for the acquisition of large blocks of mining claims, oil and gas leases, and water rights for industrial and municipal development.
She recently obtained the title for a developer to over 100 scattered fragments of public land in a BLM land exchange and completed the sale of an oil and gas field to an international resource group.
Rosemary represented the prevailing parties in the landmark oil and gas case of Cowling v. Board of Oil, Gas & Mining, which defined where the law of capture ends and the law of correlative rights begins in Utah.
She has successfully resolved complex False Claim Act, eminent domain, and CERCLA cases with the support of Fabian VanCott’s litigation team. Rosemary received her Ph.D. in English and her law degree from the University of Utah.