Randy Hubbard’s practice is concentrated primarily in domestic mining law, representing clients in the business of exploring for and developing hard-rock minerals, as well as industrial minerals, coal, uranium, and other energy minerals, primarily on federal lands in the United States. His practice also extends to assisting North American clients seeking mining opportunities outside the United States. Mr. Hubbard represents mining clients in both mining asset and stock purchase transactions, the formation of joint ventures, drafting and negotiating mining agreements, and in conducting day-to-day exploration, development, and mining activities. He also represents clients in obtaining financing for mining operations. In addition, his practice involves mineral title examination.
Mr. Hubbard has authored or co-authored six papers presented at Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institutes or Special Institutes, has written several other articles on various aspects of the General Mining Law of 1872, and is a frequent speaker on mining law topics. Mr. Hubbard has also been actively involved in studying proposals to amend or repeal the General Mining Law of 1872 and has provided or assisted in the preparation of testimony on those proposals to the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He also participated in the preparation of two studies evaluating the economic impact of proposed revisions of the 1872 Mining Law, “The Economic Impact of Mining Law Reform,” and “A Comparative Analysis of Mining Fees and Royalties.” He is a contributing author to American Law of Mining. Mr. Hubbard was the chairperson of the committee that prepared the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Form 5 LLC Agreement, published in 2015. He has also chaired and made presentations at two Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation workshops, one on the BLM’s 3809 regulations in January of 2001, and the other on the Form 5 LLC Agreement in October of 2015.
From 2000-2005, Mr. Hubbard was an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, teaching a mining law course. He is also currently the co-chair of the Mining Law Review Sub-Committee of the Colorado Mining Association Hard Rock Minerals Committee, and a past chairperson and legislative liaison of the Mineral Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association. He is active with the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, having served on the Foundation’s Board of Directors, and also as a member of the Special Institutes Committee and on the editorial board of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal. He was the program chair for the 54th Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute. He has previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and as a vice-chair of the Hard Minerals Committee of the American Bar Association Section on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law. In 2009 and 2010, he was on the faculty for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Mining Law Short Course, and in 2014 he was the chairperson of that week-long short course.
Randy had been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® (since 2007), Colorado Super Lawyers (since 2010) and The International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers (since 2003). Randy was acknowledged by International Who’s Who Legal as “among the most highly regarded” mining lawyers in the world in 2005, 2008, and 2010. He was also named by Best Lawyers as the 2011, 2016, and 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for Mining Law in Denver. He has also earned an AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
Harvard University, J.D., cum laude, 1986
Colorado College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1983