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Mark T. Nesbitt
Nesbitt & Associates LLC
1580 Lincoln St., Ste. 700
Denver, CO, 80203-1557
tel: (303) 302-3097
cell: (720) 937-6973
fax: (303) 302-3088

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Mark Nesbitt is the founding member of the firm and a natural resources attorney specializing in domestic (including Alaska) and international mining transactions, structuring and negotiating mineral agreements, title opinions and due diligence. Mark has over 30 years of experience advising clients on the matters involving gold and precious metals, copper, lead and other base metals, uranium, coal and industrial minerals. He is the outside general counsel for many mining companies and a recognized expert with respect to mining due diligence and uranium exploration. As an experienced geologist he provides clients with solid practical counsel in negotiating and preparing mining agreements. Mark has extensive experience representing international clients and has established a broad and unique interdisciplinary transactional practice connecting client business interests and investors through a network of worldwide legal and business relationships.

Following service in the U.S. Army and working as a field exploration geologist for Cominco American Inc. and Kennecott Copper Corporation, Mark received a B.S. degree in Geology from Washington State University and his J.D. from Gonzaga University. Before entering private practice in 1988, Mark worked for Minatome Corporation, a uranium minerals subsidiary of Total Petroleum, Amoco Minerals Company, Cyprus Minerals Company and Homestake Mining Company.

Mark is an active speaker and chair of numerous institutes and conferences presented by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, including the International Mining, Oil & Gas conference in Buenos Aires in 2007; Mining Law and Investment in Latin America held in April, 2003 and 2005 in Lima, Peru. He has an “AV Preeminent” Martindale-Hubble peer review rating, is listed in The International Who’s Who Legal of mining attorneys, is currently writing a new mining act for a developing African country, is recognized by the World Bank as qualified to draft such laws and currently is representing the government of Afghanistan with respect to the negotiation and drafting of contracts related to the development of the country's mineral resources.

Memberships/Affiliations
  • International Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association, International and Natural Resources Law Sections
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Natural Resources and Environmental Law and Policy LLM Program, Adjunct Professor, 2001-2007
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Trustee, 1987-1993, 2003–2006
  • International Mining Professionals Society, Founder
  • Colorado Mining Association, International Committee Chair, Director, 1991-1994
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Mineral Landmen, President, 1984-1985
  • Mining and Metallurgical Society of America
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada