John R. Lee

John R. Lee: Attorney with Crowley Fleck PLLP
  • Partner at Crowley Fleck PLLP (165 Attorneys)
  • 500 Transwestern II, 490 North 31st Street, Billings, MT 59103
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Biography

John R. Lee is a Partner in the Billings Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Department. His practice is concentrated on all aspects of oil and gas law, including title examination of federal, fee, state and Indian lands, division orders, formation of federal exploratory and enhanced recovery units, contract matters, and representing clients before state and federal regulatory agencies.

John received his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif. John is a member and Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, a Regional Director of the American Association of Professional Landmen, and a Past President of the Montana Association of Professional Landmen. He is admitted to practice law in both Montana and North Dakota. John also serves on the faculty of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Short Course, teaching the subject areas of unitization, communitization and operations.

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers’ 2016 Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Billings
Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law and Natural Resources Law (2003-present)
Chambers USA - Leading Lawyers in Natural Resources & Environment

Community Involvement

Board Member, Billings Amateur Hockey League
Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of Yellowstone County

Presentations & Publications

Author: “Oil and Gas Operations and Environmental Regulations,” Montana Environmental Law Handbook (1992-1996); “Oil and Gas Title Due Diligence,” 2011 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Special Institute on Due Diligence in Oil and Gas Transactions
Co-Author: “Unitization and Communitization Issues”

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Renewable Energy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Oil and Gas
  • Lobbying, Regulatory and Administrative Affairs
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
  • Title Examination
  • Regulatory and Administrative Affairs

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(406) 252-3441  Phone
406-256-8526  Fax
www.crowleyfleck.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2529, Billings, MT 59103
University Attended:
University of North Dakota, B.S., Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, 1981
Law School Attended:
University of North Dakota School of Law, J.D., with Distinction, Order of the Coif, 1989
Year of First Admission:
1989
Admission:
1989, Montana; 1990, North Dakota
Memberships:

Professional Affiliations

• Montana Association of Professional Landmen Past President
• Director, Region VII, American Association of Professional Landmen
• Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Trustee
• State Bar of Montana

Birth Information:
Grand Forks, North Dakota, October 1, 1957
ISLN:
905555667
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