Parsons Behle & Latimer attorney Nora R. Pincus was honored at a Utah State Bar luncheon as Lawyer of the Year for her work on an historic $12 billion joint venture.

The Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law (ENREL) section honored Pincus for her leadership on the joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE: GOLD) and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation that created Nevada Gold Mines LLC, the largest gold producing compound in the world. 

The Lawyer of Year is determined by the leadership of the ENREL section based on nominations of section members. According to ENREL, “The Lawyer of the Year Award is given to an attorney who has had a notable accomplishment in their respective field over the last year.” Pincus is the chairperson of Parsons corporate, transactions and securities department. For months, she led a team of more than 27 attorneys, paralegals and other support professionals to conclude the deal that had been 30 years in the making. Mark Burghardt ENREL chairman says, “Each year, the ENREL Section of the Utah State Bar gives the Lawyer of the Year Award to a local attorney whose accomplishments in the practice of law deserve special recognition. This year, we selected Nora Pincus for her work in guiding and completing the joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation and Newmont Goldcorp Corporation.  In my eight years severing on the leadership committee for ENREL, this was one of our easiest decisions. As a committee, we unanimously agreed that Nora’s efforts warranted selection as Lawyer of the Year.”    

Parsons has represented Barrick for several decades, but Pincus says Parsons’ multidisciplinary, multigenerational and regional team of mining, corporate, environmental and real estate attorneys brought a necessary and unique depth of knowledge and experience to this transaction that would be difficult to match in the state of Utah or the Western region. Since its inception in 1882, Parsons has been a key player in the mining and transactional law in Utah and the Western U.S. 

Pincus focuses her practice in the areas of environmental and natural resources; mining; real estate; oil and gas; corporate transactions and securities; and NEPA. She is a trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; past chairperson of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Oil and Gas committee; a member of the Utah Association of Professional Landmen and the Utah Mining Association.