David R. Little
Member
(303) 389-4370
Office: Denver
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
J.D. Stanford University
B.S.B.A. University of Colorado
Licensure: CO
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Speaking Engagements

Presenter, David R. Little & Diana Prulhiere, “Colorado Oil and Gas Update,” Denver Association of Division Order Analysts Spring Seminar, Denver, CO May, 2018

Presenter, David R. Little & Diana S. Prulhiere, “Firestone, Flowlines & More – What Operators Need to Know in Colorado,” National Association of Division Order Analysts 44th Annual Institute, Bastrop, TX November 2017

David R. Little & Diana S. Prulhiere, “New Developments Impacting the Oil & Gas Industry in Colorado,” Denver Association of Division Order Analysts Meeting, Denver, CO September 2017

David R. Little & Deva Solomon, “To Speak with the Lawyers, Press 2: An Interactive Discussion Introducing the Litigation Process, Current Hot Topics, and How Engineers Can Help Reduce Risk,” Society of Petroleum Engineers International (Denver Chapter), May 2017

David R. Little & Deva Solomon, “The Lawyers are at it Again: How to Save Your Lease when Operations are Shut Down and Associated Issues,” Denver Association of Lease and Title Analysts Spring Seminar, May 2017

David R. Little, Diana S. Prulhiere, & Casey C. Breese, Colorado, 3 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 663 (2017)

David R. Little, Panel Participant, “Post Production Clauses: Definitions, Legality and Lawsuits,” National Association of Division Order Analysts, September 2016

Deva A. Solomon and David R. Little, Litigation 101 for Lease and Title Analysts, Denver Association of Lease and Title Analysts, April 2016

David R. Little, “Farm-Ins and Farm-Outs,” Denver Association of Division Order Analysts Spring Seminar, April 2016

David R. Little & Diana S. Prulhiere, Colorado, 2 Oil & Gas, Nat. Resources & Energy J. 139 (2016)

Farm-In and Out Agreements: Key Terms, Conditions, Negotiations and Pitfalls, Negotiating Oil and Gas Agreements (NBI), November 2015

Eastern v. Western O&G Law Comparison Panel, National Association of Lease & Title Analysts, 30th Annual Conference, September 2015

Lease Ownership Challenges and Disputes, Frac Law: From Contract Negotiations to Environmental Disputes (NBI), September 2014

Energy Company and Landowner Rights, Negotiating Oil and Gas Leases (NBI) National Webinar, August 2014

Oil and Gas Conservation Law in Colorado: Selected Problems and Property Rights Effects and Limitations, Oil, Gas and Mineral Titles (HalfMoon), June 2014

Moratoriums and Sample Contracts and Agreements, Hydraulic Fracturing Land Lease Negotiations (NBI) National Webinar, March 2014

Lease Ownership Challenges and Disputes, Frac Law: From Contract Negotiations to Environmental Disputes (NBI), December 2013

Surface Owner Rights and Mineral Owner Rights, Frac Law: Oil, Gas and Water Right Negotiations (NBI) National Webinar, December 2013

Permitting, Regulation and Compliance Update, Negotiating Oil and Gas Agreements in Colorado (NBI), November 2013

Panel Discussion and Presentation, Oil and Gas Leases: Structuring Key Provisions (Strafford) National Webinar, March 2013

Agreements with Surface Owners, Contract Negotiations and Preparation in the Oil and Gas Industry (Lorman), November 2012

Panel Discussion and Presentation, Negotiating Oil and Gas Leases (ALI-CLE) National Webinar, October 2012

Lease Ownership Challenges and Disputes, Fracking Law: From Land Contract Negotiations to Environmental Disputes (NBI), September 2012

Drilling, Development, Production and Abandonment, New Rules of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (HalfMoon), May 2009

Local Regulation of Oil and Gas Operations: The Rockies Experience, Special Institute on Development Issues & Conflicts in Modern Gas and Oil Plays (RMMLF) 2005 No. 1 RMMLF-Inst. Paper No. 5, November 2004

Regulatory Takings, AAPL’s 49th Annual Meeting & Conference (AAPL), June 2003

Key Experience

Negotiated multiple contracts and settlement agreements resolving title and oil and gas disputes, oil and gas leases, oil and gas operations, surface use disputes, commercial disputes, limited liability company interests and other business matters
Assisted clients in obtaining spacing and pooling orders from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
Represented a wide variety of businesses, individuals and government agencies and employees in damages and contract actions filed in state or federal courts
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Memberships & Awards

Professional
The Best Lawyers in America®, 2017, 2018, 2019
Colorado Super Lawyer®, Energy & Natural Resources, 2009-2016
Who's Who in Energy
Martindale-Hubbell® AV Rated
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Dean's Award, College of Business Administration, University of Colorado, 1980
Boettcher Foundation Scholar, 1976-1980