Who We Are

Big firm experience, small firm attention: proven results.

Mitchell Chadwick LLP is the premier natural resources boutique law firm in California, and the State’s foremost legal advisor to mining, land use, ski resorts, energy, and renewable resource companies. We work throughout California, typically operating in 20 to 30 counties in any given year.

Our Attorneys

Our attorneys are nationally recognized for providing high-quality legal services to some of the largest natural resource development companies in the world.  We represent local, national and multinational companies at every stage of project development.  Our services include pre-transaction due diligence, mining, oil and gas (including pipelines and terminals), title opinions, natural resource leasing (wind, solar and mineral), agricultural land use and permitting, regulatory enforcement defense, mitigation/conservation bank entitlement and related transactions, conservation easements, large-scale residential permitting, and other environmental and land-use entitlement issues.

Our Clients

Our distinguished list of clients span a wide variety of industries, including some of the country’s largest ski resorts, alternative energy and clean technology companies, multinational mining companies, including Fortune 100 and 500 companies, Fortune 500 development companies, some of the world’s largest agricultural concerns, and leading oil, gas and geothermal energy producers.

A Better Approach

At Mitchell Chadwick, we view ourselves as our clients’ strategic partners and we relentlessly pursue their objectives as our own.  We are results oriented.  We strive to provide innovative and cost-effective legal services, while understanding that our primary purpose is accomplishing our clients’ business objectives.

We are foremost a natural resources law firm and we focus on our clients’ core industries. The firm’s range of services and practice areas address the principal challenges faced by our clients. We know the regulatory agencies, we understand the entitlement process, and pride ourselves on getting results.  Our attorneys have been partners and associates in some of the largest law firms in the State in both Southern and Northern California and have shepherded hundreds of projects through California’s complicated entitlement processes.  From initial project conception to environmental review and permitting, to defending our client’s project in post-approval trial and appellate court challenges, Mitchell Chadwick provides A Better Approach.