The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, Global Mining Law Center announces DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, PLC shareholder, John Lacy as first director. John Lacy, is an Arizona Law alumnus and UA Law Professor who devotes his career to international mining transactions. Lacy is also the 2015 winner of the distinguished Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award, given by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation in honor of excellence in teaching natural resources law.
The Global Mining Law Center is the first every interdisciplinary unit focusing on mining and law. Beginning August 2015, the center will roll out degree and non-degree training opportunities online and in residence with a clear goal to educate lawyers on mining issues and miners on legal issues.
John Lacy has more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of natural resources project development with a special emphasis on title examination and related title matters. Mr. Lacy is a nationally recognized authority on issues of mining and public land law. He has authored a wide variety of professional publications on subjects including state land title and management responsibilities, contractual vehicles for mineral development and mineral royalties. He is the lead attorney for DMYL’s Natural Resources Practice team which has represents numerous domestic and international entities in all aspects of mineral land exploration, acquisition, title examination, financing and development for natural resources projects located in the United States and Central and South America. DMYL practice also includes the handling of a wide range of water rights and environmental law issues, including permitting issues at the federal, state and local levels. From a natural resources project operations standpoint, our attorneys have many years of experience with on-going title status, financing, construction, contracting and leasing, employment, corporate and tax matters pertaining to natural resources projects.