Ralph A. Cantafio

Ralph A. Cantafio

Attorney
Location:
Denver, Colorado
Phone:
970-367-4373
720-515-5947
Fax:
303-292-4568
Email:

As the owner of an eight attorney general practice, Mr. Cantafio possesses extensive experience in civil litigation and commercial transactions. His practice includes regular representation of clients in Alaska, Colorado, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Wyoming and those District Courts statewide, as well as the United States District Court. His caseload emphasizes law related to commercial, corporate, construction, and oil and gas law.

Areas of Practice

  • Oil & Gas
  • Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Commercial Transactions and Litigation
  • Natural Resources Mediation and Arbitration

Bar Admissions

  • Alaska, 2012
  • Texas, 2012
  • Utah, 2005
  • Wyoming, 2004
  • North Carolina, 1993
  • Colorado, 1986
  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990

Education

  • University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1984
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Major: History
  • University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
    • M.S. - 2013
    • Major: Global Energy Management
  • Colorado School of Mines
    • M.S. - 1992
    • Major: Mineral Economics
  • University of Denver, Daniels College of Business - 2011

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Land & Resource Management Program, Oil & Gas Agreements, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado, 2015 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Department member, Legal Environment of Business, Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, 2014 - Present
  • Lecturer, Global Energy Management Environmental, Regulatory Legal and Political Environment, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, 2015 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Colorado Oil and Gas Association
  • American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)
  • Denver Association of Lease and Title Analysts (DALTA)
  • Denver Association of Professional Landmen (DAPL)
  • Energy Bar Association (EBA)
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA)
  • Institute of Energy Law (IEL)
  • National Association of Lease and Title Analysts (NALTA)
  • National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO)
  • Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW)

Past Employment Positions

  • Cantafio and Hardy-Moore, Partner, 1992 - 2001
  • McGill Professional Law Corporation, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Attorney, 1986 - 1992
  • Central Pennsylvania Legal Services, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Staff Attorney, 1985 - 1986

Pro Bono Activities

  • Club 20
  • National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • Denver Petroleum Club (DPC)
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF)
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF)
  • Petroleum Land Management Certificate
  • Energy Finance and Management Track certificate