Steven K. Imig

Steven specializes in energy, natural resources, public lands and environmental law and litigation. He represents oil and gas companies, midstream pipeline operators, renewable energy developers, ski areas, mining companies, investors, landowners and individuals. Steven has acted as a counselor and a litigator in matters involving oil and gas, renewable and conventional energy development, federal lands, wildlife, ski area and resort regulation and development, contracts, and commercial and business issues. Steven also helps clients obtain federal, state, and local project and permit approvals, and routinely defends government authorizations from third-party challenges.

Steven has specialized experience with environmental, natural resource, and land use planning laws, including: the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the National Forest Management Act (NFMA), the Mineral Leasing Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and state and local environmental laws and regulations.

Steven's oil and gas experience is extensive, and includes litigation and counseling about federal, Indian, state, and private leases, title issues, exploration, development, and operating agreements, unitization, gathering obligations, accounting procedures, surface owner disputes, and rental and royalty obligations. Prior to law school, Steven worked as an economic consultant specializing in energy markets.

Practice Areas

  • Energy & Natural Resources, Litigation, Environmental, Employment


  • Georgetown University Law Center J.D., cum laude, Georgetown
  • International Environmental Law Review (2007)
  • Bates College B.A., magna cum laude (2002)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado (2007) 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Other Professional Affiliations

  • Colorado Bar Association

Contact Steven K. Imig

Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese
1560 Broadway
One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1400
Denver, Colorado  80202
Phone: 303-861-2828 ext 2509
Fax: 303-861-4017


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Colorado

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