Snell & Wilmer is pleased to announce that energy and real estate
attorney Paul Betzer has joined the firm's Denver office as counsel.
"We are pleased to welcome Paul to Snell & Wilmer," said Tim O'Neill,
administrative partner of Snell & Wilmer's Denver office. "He adds depth
to our oil and gas practice and brings unique experience and
perspectives to the firm as he comes from the industry side of the
energy world. We look forward to expanding our energy practice in
Denver, and Paul will play a key role in that process."
Prior to joining Snell & Wilmer, Betzer was Phillips 66 Company's
Director of Property Tax, Real Estate, Right of Way and Claims for the
Central & Eastern U.S. and Europe. He was also the head of the Phillips
66 Global Real Estate Functional Excellence Team, and led some of
Phillips 66 Company's largest and most complex real estate and pipeline
right of way transactions. Betzer regularly advised Phillips 66
businesses and corporate management on all aspects of real estate and
right of way project life cycle, including acquisitions and
divestitures, pipeline ystem expansion, zoning, land use and
entitlements, development, sale-leasebacks, land assemblage, financing,
commercial leasing, taxation, permitting and condemnation.
Betzer was previously a supervising attorney in ConocoPhillips Company's
Global Real Estate & Facilities Services organization from 2007 to 2012,
and managed the real estate portfolio segregation component of
ConocoPhillips' repositioning in 2012, which resulted in Phillips 66
Company's debut as an advantaged downstream energy company. Prior to
joining ConocoPhillips, Betzer was an attorney with the Tulsa law firm
of Norman, Wohlgemuth, Chandler & Dowdell, where his practice focused on
all aspects of commercial litigation, energy law, real estate and land
use. Betzer is a decorated combat veteran of the U.S. Army's 1st
Infantry Division, the storied "Big Red One," and serves on the Oklahoma
Bar Association's Military Assistance Committee.
Betzer earned his Juris Doctor degree at the University of San Diego
School of Law and his Bachelor's degree summa cum laude at Oral Roberts
University. Betzer is admitted to the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, the
United States District Court for Northern, Eastern and Western Districts
of Oklahoma, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth
Circuit. He is not yet admitted in Colorado.
About Snell & Wilmer
Founded in 1938, Snell & Wilmer is a full-service business law firm with
more than 400 attorneys practicing in nine locations throughout the
western United States and in Mexico, including Denver, Colorado; Phoenix
and Tucson, Arizona; Los Angeles and Orange County, California; Las
Vegas and Reno, Nevada; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Los Cabos, Mexico. The
firm represents clients ranging from large, publicly traded corporations
to small businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs. For more
information, visit www.swlaw.com.
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