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Rachael Lechner

Of Counsel

Rachael Lechner is an attorney at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, where her practice has an emphasis on acquisitions and divestitures in the energy sector; assisting oil and gas clients with the legal questions that arise in their day-to-day operations; oil, gas, and mineral title examination; the preparation of drilling and division order title opinions; and quiet title actions. Ms. Lechner’s title work is primarily focused in Colorado and Wyoming.

Prior to joining DGS, Ms. Lechner was senior counsel at a boutique oil and gas law firm in Denver. She also has recent private practice experience representing clients in a variety of industries, including energy, fast food, hospitality, banking and financial services, and construction. Before attending law school, Ms. Lechner served as a financial analyst for three different Denver-based companies, two of which are Fortune 300 companies.

Ms. Lechner is member of the board of directors for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter. She currently serves on the Law School Programming Committee for The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law and as secretary and treasurer of the Energy and Natural Resources Section Council of the Wyoming Bar Association. She is a member of the 2014 Colorado Oil and Gas Association’s Energy Generation Leadership Program (EnGen) class and she recently served as mentor for the 2021 EnGen class.

Recent Presentations & Publications

  • “Five Federal Agencies lead by the Department of Interior Aim to Prioritize and Expedite Permitting for Renewable Projects,” DGS Clean Energy and Sustainability Group Newsletter (March 2022).
  • Brian Annes, Craig Gleaton, and Rachael Lechner, Presentation, Master Service Agreements, DGS Webinar (October 2020).

Representative Transactions

  • $187M divesture of upstream and midstream assets located in Northern Colorado
  • $271M acquisition of operated and non-operated assets in the Williston Basin, North Dakota
  • $240M acquisition of non-operated assets in the Williston Basin, North Dakota
  • $71M sale of oil and gas assets in Richland and Roosevelt Counties Montana
  • $6.75M acquisition of oil and gas assets in the Williston Basin, North Dakota
  • Represented publicly traded E&P company in the exchange of oil and gas assets in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming

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Five Federal Agencies Lead by the Department of Interior Aim to Prioritize & Expedite Permitting for Renewable Projects

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Master Service Agreements Webinar

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