Leading The Way

Leaders in the Mining industry rely on Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci for full-service legal representation and most importantly, results.

Weld Riley is the largest law firm in the heart of Wisconsin’s frac sand deposits. Weld Riley’s industry-leading accomplishments include:

Obtained annexations for Sand Products Wisconsin (915 acres) and Vista Sand (645 acres) to create regulatory certainty for frac sand operations while facing national opposition.

Guided a Fortune 100 company through the complicated regulatory process to build the largest sand-processing plant in North America. First firm in state history to roll back a county-wide mining moratorium (Eau Claire County)

Counsel for separate $75 million-plus private equity and credit agreements with emerging mining entities.
Brokered mining agreements in 1986 for the Flambeau Mine in Ladysmith.

Negotiated and implemented a cutting-edge royalty agreement between an industrial sand company and private landowners.

On behalf of frac sand company, authored the Wisconsin Towns Association-endorsed Mining and Mineral Development Agreement (Town of Howard)

Featured speakers regarding frac sand at national conferences in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Denver.

If you need help siting a plant or mine, obtaining regulatory certainty, negotiating real estate deals, drafting landowner or industrial royalty agreements, working with federal, state or local governments, or defending your business, Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci is the premier Wisconsin Mining Team in the heart of frac sand country.

Weld Riley, S.C. was founded in 1991. The firm consists of more than thirty lawyers across three offices (Eau Claire, Menomonie, and Black River Falls) and offers a full range of legal services, including labor and employment, business law, estate planning, tax representation, municipal law, mining and mineral rights, environmental law, banking and creditor rights, civil litigation, worker’s compensation defense, criminal defense, immigration, and family law.