Anders Helquist provides practical legal counsel to businesses and industrial entities, guiding them through environmental permitting and licensing, government relations, and compliance matters. He utilizes his experience in regulatory matters and government affairs to represent the frac sand industry in all aspects of federal, state, and local permitting, due diligence, and environmental enforcement/compliance.
A non-exhaustive list of his representative work includes:
– Navigating an adverse permitting environment and obtaining a 650-acre annexation into a Wisconsin city, eliminating regulatory uncertainty to create a safe and productive mining environment for a prospective frac sand mining operation facing concerted national and local opposition.
– Successfully siting and permitting a large-scale (1,000-acre plus) industrial frac sand mine, industrial processing plant, and rail transload facility, working with local, state, and federal authorities to obtain land use and environmental permits.
– Representing an early-stage natural resource company with environmental permitting and due diligence during a $75 million private equity investment.
– Representing an emerging industrial frac sand company in a nearly $80 million credit and guaranty transaction, providing environmental permitting guidance and due diligence to secure necessary financing.
Helquist also presents regulatory and environmental updates for the energy industry, with presentations at conferences in Colorado, Minnesota, Texas, and Wisconsin.
He is a graduate of Taylor University in Upland, Indiana (B.A., magna cum laude) and the Drake University School of Law (J.D., high honors, Order of the Coif), where he was an Articles Editor for the Drake Law Review. While in law school, he spent a semester in Drake’s Judicial Honors Program, serving as an intern for the Honorable Federal Magistrate Judge Ross A. Walters in the Southern District of Iowa.