Jason D. Steiert

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Jason D. Steiert

Email: jsteiert@fabianvancott.com

Direct Line : 801.574.2640

215 South State Street Suite 1200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Biography

Jason D. Steiert is an associate attorney with a practice specializing in environmental & natural resources law and business and real estate transactions and litigation. He also has a dedicated focus on employment and labor matters related to the National Labor Relations Act. His primary focus is transactional and litigation work related to natural resource extraction and upstream services. He assists clients in acquiring, selling, transferring, securing, protecting, and maintaining natural resource properties and other matters involving resource exploration and development issues; such as taxation, royalty/contractual disputes, regulatory compliance; and pooling and unitization questions on federal, state, tribal, and private lands. He also helps clients manage water acquisition, use, and production associated with natural resource extraction. Jason also conducts environmental due diligence investigations involving the acquisition and merger of natural resource extraction companies, including preparation of natural resource title opinions. Jason is licensed to practice in Utah’s state and federal courts. When Jason is not serving clients, he can be found in Utah’s outdoors camping, hiking, skiing, and fly fishing with flies he designed and tied.

Prior to attending law school, Jason worked as an economic consultant in Denver where he served private and public clients on a variety of land use issues and prepared two large, HUD-mandated housing studies for cities in Idaho and Texas. Jason graduated from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he was the Treasurer of the Natural Resources Law Forum, Director of the American Indian Pro-bono legal clinic, worked for the River Network and developed a guidance paper to help River Network partners protect local rivers through federal law, and clerked for the Honorable William W. Barrett of the Third District Court. During Jason’s final year in law school he competed in the 2013 West Virginia University National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition where he and his team prepared one of the top five briefs in the nation. Also during his final year, he was awarded best student paper by the American Water Resource Association for his paper examining the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority under Section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act.

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Professional

Admitted to Utah State Bar and United States District Court for the District of Utah
Utah State Bar
Salt Lake County Bar
ABA Section on Environment, Energy, and Resources
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Utah Association of Professional Landmen

Education

J.D. University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, (2014)
Certificate in Environmental & Natural Resource Law (2014)
Certificate of Service for Pro-bono work during law school (2014)
B.A., Economics, The Colorado College, (2008)
Thesis: Transfer Fee Market in the English Premier League and Competitive Balance
Co-captain: Men’s Varsity Soccer team, NCAA Division III (2006-2008)
University of Freiburg, Studied the Economics of the European Union (2006)

Publications & Presentations

Homelessness Situation Assessment (2013-2014)
Worked with the Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and Environment at the University of Utah and drafted portions of a situation assessment to help various stakeholders manage homelessness in Salt Lake City.

Protective Designation through Federal Legislation (2013)
Examines the highest levels of river protection available through the Clean Water Act and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Temporal Expansion of Clean Water Act Section 404(c) Authority: Can the EPA Retroactively Protect Our Nation’s Water From Mountain Top Coal Mining? (2013)

Presenter, Best Paper, 2013, J. Paul Riley AWRA Student Writing Competition

Community Service

Constitution Day (2015)
Taught a history class at Elk Ridge Middle School on The Role of an Independent Judiciary.

Cover One International, La Esperanza, Honduras (2008)
Provided, in Spanish, health education and athletic training in volleyball, football and soccer for fifty 8-12 year olds.
Developed lessons for a women-only clinic focused on women’s empowerment, HIV/AIDS education and contraceptive methods.

Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp, Colorado, (2003 - 2005, 2007, 2010)
Assisted teenage campers getting in and out of bed, dressing, toileting, bathing, eating and enjoying recreational activities; trained incoming counselors for three years.