Kris C. Koski
Mr. Koski is Of Counsel at Long Reimer Winegar LLP. In addition to his role in the firm, Mr. Koski is the Director of the Professional Land Management Program and an Academic Professional Lecturer at the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources. He is a proud Wyoming native and has a deep understanding of the energy industry in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Mr. Koski focuses his legal practice primarily in the oil, gas and natural resource areas of the law. He maintains a diverse practice representing a wide variety of energy companies and landowners in title, transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. Mr. Koski regularly appears at the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as well as in the State and Federal Courts in the States of Wyoming and Colorado. In addition, he often speaks on various topics to groups such as the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Wyoming Association of Professional Landmen, the State Bar of Wyoming Natural Resources Section and the National Business Institute.
Education and Licensure: In 2008, Mr. Koski received his J.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law graduating at the top of his class. He also has a B.S. in engineering from the Colorado School of Mines where he graduated with high scholastic honors. This mix of law and engineering provides Mr. Koski with a unique insight in resolving legal issues in technical fields. Mr. Koski is licensed to practice law in the States of Wyoming and Colorado.
Prior Experience: Prior to joining Long Reimer Winegar LLP as an associate in July of 2011, Mr. Koski was an associate at a Houston, Texas based law firm where he represented oil and gas operators in the drafting and production of Drilling and Division Order Title Opinions. While in law school, Mr. Koski was a student intern for the University of Wyoming Legal Services where he assisted indigent clients in family law and various other civil law matters. He was also a student intern for the University of Wyoming School of Environment and Natural Resources where he provided water law research and drafted related legal memoranda. Prior to his law career, Mr. Koski was an electrical engineering intern at Xcel Energy where he worked on various electric power distribution projects. This mix of the legal as well as the technical side of the energy industry provides Mr. Koski with a unique understanding of the challenges associated with energy production and utilization.
Memberships and Associations: Mr. Koski is a member of the Wyoming Bar Association, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, American Association of Professional Landmen and the Wyoming Association of Professional Landmen.
- University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources Webinar, December 16, 2021, “CCUS Development in Wyoming Webinar,” co-panelist. Recording Available Here
- University of Wyoming College of Law, EENR Luncheon Series, October 19, 2021, “Regulatory and Legal Hurdles in Pore Space Development in Wyoming.” Recording Available Here
- University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources, “Exploring the Bounds of Possibility – A roundtable discussing the legal extent and economic impacts of stalling new energy production on federal lands,” webinar February 2, 2021.
- 2020 CO2 Conference & Carbon Management Workshop, “Study on States’ Policies and Regulations per CO2-EOR Storage Conventional, ROZ, and EOR in Shale,” webinar December 10, 2020.
- United States Energy Association, “Study on States’ Policies and Regulations per CO2-EOR Storage Conventional, ROZ, and EOR in Shale,” webinar December 3, 2020.
- AAPL Field Landman Seminar, “The Process for Private Eminent Domain in Wyoming,” Cheyenne, Wyoming, October 22, 2020
- Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Oil & Gas Mineral Title Examination, “Basic Mineral and Leasehold Conveyancing,” Westminster, Colorado, September 25, 2019
- WAPL Educational Event, “The Wyoming Race for APDs and the Wyoming Royalty Payment Act,” Cheyenne, Wyoming, March 1, 2019
- Wyoming State Bar, “Nuts and Bolts of the Wyoming Royalty Payment Act and other Emerging Issues in Oil and Gas Development in Wyoming,” May 2018
- National Business Institute Seminar, “Foundations of Estate Administration in Wyoming and Preparing to Begin the Administration Process,” Cheyenne, Wyoming, December 2016
- Guest Lecturer, Oil and Gas Service Agreements and Drilling Contracts, University of Wyoming College of Law, Advanced Oil & gas
- NBI Seminar, Cheyenne, Wyoming, December 12, 2013, “Foundations of Estate Administration in Wyoming and Preparing to Begin the Administration Process” – see course materials here.
- “The Carbon Storage Future of Public Lands,” Pace Environmental Law Review, Volume 38, Spring 2021, Number 2, co-author. Paper Available Here: https://digitalcommons.pace.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1847&context=pelr
- “Study on States’ Policies and Regulations per CO2-EOR-Storage Conventional, ROZ and EOR in Shale: Permitting, Infrastructure, Incentives, Royalty Owners, Eminent Domain, Mineral-Pore Space, and Storage Lease Issues,” United States Energy Association, September 2020, co-author.
- Kris Koski & Tara Righetti, Basic Mineral and Leasehold Conveyancing, Oil & Gas Mineral Title Examination, 4-1 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fdn. (2019).
- “Legal Analysis of Ground Water and Surface Water Conjunctive Management Within the Context of Wyoming Water Law”, co-author as part of Wyoming Water Research Program Annual Technical Report FY 2009.
- “Ken Koski: a Man of Adventure – A Man of Integrity (1950-2006)”, Wyoming Lawyer, June 2007.