Thomas P. Erwin

Attorney in Reno, NV
Author: "Tax Aspects of Mineral Leases," State Bar of Nevada Hard Rock Mining Lease Seminar, 1987; "Considerations in Drafting Gold Leases and Development Agreements," Gold Mine Financing Institute, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 1988; "Considerations in Agreements for Acquisition and Development of Properties to be Mined by In Situ Mining Methods," In Situ All Minerals Symposium, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration of AIME, 1989; "The Evolving Regulatory Climate for Mining, Fifth Annual Conference on Developments and Trends in Public Lands and Mining Law," American Bar Association Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, 1990; "Environmental Protection Programs and the Natural Resources Industry in Nevada," Environmental Law Institute, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 1990; "Rights and Responsibilities of the Practicing Geologist," American Institute of Professional Geologists, 1990; "Drafting Preferential Purchase Rights in Mineral Agreements," American Association of Professional Landmen, 1991; "Environmental Site Assessments, Jurisdictional Issues and Wetlands, Advanced Real Estate Law in Nevada," Professional Business Institute, 1991; "Arbitration and the Natural Resources Agreement-Some Practical Considerations," American Association of Professional Landmen, 1996; "Intellectual Property and the Natural Resources Professional," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Nevada Landmen's Association, 1997; "The Federal Legislative and Administrative Assault on Nevada's Mining Industry," 7 Nevada Lawyer 21, 1999; "Common Varieties, Claim Contests and Condemnation - Current Issues for Industrial Minerals," American Association of Professional Landmen, 2004; "Agreements for the Acquisition and Development of Minerals to Mined In Situ," Uranium Short Course, Northwest Mining Association, 2005; "Understanding Mineral Rights and Surface Issues," Half Moon Continuing Legal Education Seminars, 2007; "Federal and Nevada Natural Resources Laws and Regulations," Half Moon Continuing Legal Education Seminars, 2007; "Oddities in Geothermal Title - Mineral or Surface," American Association of Professional Landmen, 2009; Co-Author, "Common Varieties: Some Rare Insights," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute, 1992. Co-Editor and Contributing Author, Trade and Investment in Nevada: Legal Considerations for International Businesses, Nevada World Trade Council, 1990. Contributing Author, Mining Environmental Handbook, AIME-SME, Imperial Press, 1996. Director, University of Texas Law Alumni Association, 1989-1996. International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers, 1999—.
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Areas of Law

  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mining and Minerals
  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Real Estate Law


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1975, Texas
1976, California, Nevada and U.S. District Court of Nevada
1977, U.S. Tax Court
1978, U.S. Claims Court
1994, Arizona

Law School Attended

University of Texas
Class of 1975

University Attended

University of Nevada
Class of 1972

Birth Information

Born in 1951
Denver, Colorado, 1951

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Nevada; State Bar of California; State Bar of Texas; State Bar of Arizona; American Bar Association (Member: Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section; Nevada Reporte... More

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Thomas P. Erwin
Suite 424 One East Liberty Street, P.O. Box 40817,
Reno, NV 89501-2123


Erwin & Thompson LLP (Reno, Nevada)

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