Heath Waddingham
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Heath Waddingham

Associate
waddingham.heath@dorsey.com

Overview

AS AN ATTORNEY IN DORSEY & WHITNEY'S REGULATORY AFFAIRS PRACTICE AREA, HEATH IS DEDICATED TO HELPING CLIENTS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS THOROUGHLY AND EFFICIENTLY.

As an advisor and sounding board for clients, Heath assists clients undertaking mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, and regulatory permitting and compliance, primarily in the natural resources context.

Heath also assists with mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, and commercial contracts.

Education & Admissions

J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University (J.D., 2013), summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; Managing Editor of Administration, Brigham Young University Law Review

Marriott School of Business, Brigham Young University (M. Acc., 2010), High Honors

Brigham Young University (B.S., Accounting, 2010), magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Utah
  • Wyoming
  • United States District Court for the District of Utah

Languages

  • English, Spanish

Experience

Representative Work

  • Represented major coal companies in various property transactions including property purchase and sale agreements, mineral leases, surface use agreements, overstrip agreements, well suspension agreements, data sale agreements and royalty agreements relating to properties located throughout the western United States.
  • Assisted various mining clients with bonding and self-bonding issues in Utah, Wyoming and Nevada.
  • Represented a property owner in connection with a company trespassing on the owners property and selling the owner’s water.
  • Represented a major coal company in negotiating settlement of a private landowner’s lawsuit for a private road.
  • Represented a major coal company in drafting and negotiating an indemnity agreement with a major railroad.
  • Represented various mining companies in connection with the appeal of notices of violation.
  • Represented a major mining company in protecting confidential economic information from disclosure pursuant to a state freedom of information act request.
  • Represented property owners in developing a joint venture with a developer.
  • Represented a trust estate in obtaining the release of an oil and gas royalty interest.
  • Represented a crafts company in a purchase and sale agreement.
  • Represented a hospital in connection with the acquisition of various healthcare facilities.
  • Represented a healthcare technology company in the acquisition of a provider of patient engagement software and scheduling solutions.
  • Represented a LASIK product manufacturer in the acquisition of a competing LASIK manufacturer.
  • Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition of an urgent care center chain.

News & Resources

Articles

Treatise: Wilderness, in AMERICAN LAW OF MINING, SECOND EDITION, co-author
Treatise: Wilderness, in American Law of Mining, Second Edition (2015), co-author
Treatise: Energy and the Environment, in ENERGY LAW AND TRANSACTIONS, co-author

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Wins 2016 Turnaround Atlas Award for Judicial Restructuring of the Year
Dorsey Wins 8th Annual International M&A Award
Dorsey Wins 10th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards
Dorsey Wins 14th Annual M&A Advisor Award for Real Estate Deal of the Year

Select Presentations

  • Presentation: “Mining Law Updates,” Utah State Bar Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section, Annual Update Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2017
  • Presentation: “Mining Law Updates,” Utah State Bar Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section, Annual Update Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2016
  • Presentation: “Mining Law Updates,” Utah State Bar Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section, Annual Update Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2015
  • Presentation: “Mining Law Updates,” Utah State Bar Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section, Annual Update Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2014

Industries & Practices

  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Cooperative Law
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Real Estate & Land Use

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Utah State Bar – Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section

Community Involvement

  • Utah State Bar Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section, Mining Law Committee member
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School Alumni Association work
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