Associate

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Rin KarnsAn attorney since 2006, Rin Karns focuses her practice on three areas of energy and natural resources law:  mineral title examination, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions.  She represents oil and gas exploration and production companies in the preparation of acquisition, drilling, and division order mineral title opinions.  In addition, Ms. Karns represents clients in natural resources litigation involving royalty disputes, quiet title, access issues, and conflicts among working interest owners.   She has experience in the unique aspects of mergers and acquisitions involving mineral property, including conducting due diligence, and drafting purchase and sale agreements, escrow instructions, and joint operating agreements.  As an appellate attorney, Ms. Karns has represented clients in front of the Wyoming Supreme Court on many occasions.  From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Karns served as the Bar Commissioner for the Seventh Judicial District of Wyoming, working to improve the administration of justice, and to maintain high standards of integrity and conduct on the part of those engaged in the practice of law.