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, your local team, with local connections, obtaining proven results.