John R. Lee
Crowley Fleck PLLP
Phone:(406) 252-3441
Address: 490 North 31st Street
Billings, MT 59103

Membership: Professional Affiliations• Montana Association of Professional Landmen Past President• Director, Region VII, American Association of Professional Landmen• Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Trustee• State Bar of Montana
University: University of North Dakota, B.S.B.A., cum laude, 1981, University of North Dakota, J.D., with distinction, 1989
Admitted: 1989, Montana; 1990, North Dakota
Biography: John R. Lee is a Partner in the Billings Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Department. His practice is concentrated on all aspects of oil and gas law, including title examination of federal, fee, state and Indian lands, division orders, formation of federal exploratory and enhanced recovery units, contract matters, and representing clients before state and federal regulatory agencies.John received his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif. John is a member and Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, a Regional Director of the American Association of Professional Landmen, and a Past President of the Montana Association of Professional Landmen. He is admitted to practice law in both Montana and North Dakota. John also serves on the faculty of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation's Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Short Course, teaching the subject areas of unitization, communitization and operations. Awards and Honors•Best Lawyers' 2015 Energy Law Lawyer of the Year in Billings•Best Lawyers in America for Energy Law and Natural Resources Law (2003-present)•Chambers USA - Leading Lawyers in Natural Resources & Environment Community and Professional Involvement•Board Member, Billings Amateur Hockey League•Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of Yellowstone County Presentations and Publications•Author: Oil and Gas Operations and Environmental Regulations, Montana Environmental Law Handbook (1992-1996); Oil and Gas Title Due Diligence, 2011 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Special Institute on Due Diligence in Oil and Gas Transactions•Co-Author: Unitization and Communitization Issues”