Alan Mintz’s practice focuses on representing clients on public lands and natural resources issues before the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Energy, other federal agencies with land use responsibilities, and the U.S. Congress.

Since joining Van Ness Feldman in 1977, Alan has counseled clients in a large number of novel legislative and administrative matters involving federal and state energy, land use, and permitting requirements. In addition, he has particular experience in advising clients with regard to large land exchange transactions requiring complex negotiations with agencies of the federal government, including particularly the U.S. Department of the Interior, private parties, environmental organizations, and state and local authorities.

Alan counsels both privately-owned and public entities, including Alaska Native corporations, the State of Louisiana, Alaska’s North Slope Borough, local and state governments, non-profit organizations, land developers, and timber companies on a variety of public land, energy and natural resources issues. Through this experience, he has developed a unique understanding of law and policy issues affecting land use, permitting, and land acquisition issues.


Yale Law School J.D., 1974

University of Michigan B.A., 1970