Larry Ausherman concentrates his practice primarily in environmental, natural resources, and energy law. Larry's experience of over 30 years includes permitting practice before administrative agencies, negotiation and drafting of agreements related to mineral development and handling a wide range of energy, litigation, and environmental matters.
"Larry Ausherman is extremely experienced in both litigation and transactional cases and is highly recommended for his knowledge of clients' businesses. He is esteemed in the market for his broad expertise stretching from mining and potash cases to hazardous waste issues," recently reported Chambers USA Directories of America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Sources single him out as a "very calm, very resourceful and very thoughtful attorney."
Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® since 1989, Larry has been named Lawyer of the Year in Albuquerque four separate times – in Mining Law in 2014, Natural Resources Law in 2011 and 2013, and Energy Law in 2012, He has achieved an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, based on a peer review. Additionally, Larry is among those listed by Southwest Super Lawyers®.
In addition to his role in firm leadership, where he currently serves as Co-Chair of the Mining Industry Service Group, Larry has been actively involved in professional and community organizations. He served as Chair of the American Bar Association Hard Minerals Committee and Chair of the New Mexico State Bar Section on Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law. In addition, Larry served as Board Chair of the Nature Conservancy of New Mexico and Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. He is a fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers.
Larry joined Modrall Sperling in 1979.
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1979, Order of the Coif
- University of Michigan, M.S. in Natural Resources, 1978
University of Kansas, B.G.S, 1974, with honors
- New Mexico
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit