Lawrence J. Wolfe

USA: Wyoming

Holland & Hart LLP
2515 Warren Avenue
Suite 450
Cheyenne, WY 82001-3162

Tel: 307-778-4218
Fax: (307) 778-8175


Lawrence J. Wolfe advises industrial and extractive clients on tax and royalty litigation and counseling, and he has represented mining, oil and gas, and commercial clients in extensive litigation before the Wyoming tax agencies and in the courts.

Mr. Wolfe maintains an active governmental relations practice before Wyoming state agencies and the Wyoming legislature, as well as dealing with federal agencies and Congress.

Mr. Wolfe’s tax experience includes severance, ad valorem, sales and use, railcar, public utilities and local property tax. He has been involved in a number of significant tax cases decided by the Wyoming Supreme Court.
Mr. Wolfe has been a contributing editor to the RIA State and Local Taxation publication and has written a monograph on Wyoming Sales and Use Tax. He is the author or co-author of six published law review articles, including three by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute.

Holland & Hart’s State and Local Tax Group is among the broadest and deepest in the Mountain West, and our attorneys possess significant experience addressing state and local tax issues in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and surrounding states. We represent numerous industries throughout the region, including oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, cable, utilities, pipelines, retail, and small businesses.

We handle administrative, trial court, and appellate court litigation on state and local tax issues; lobbying on state and local tax issues before state legislative and administrative bodies and cities and counties; state and local tax planning; and transactional state and local tax advice. Holland & Hart attorneys have extensive experience on the range of state and local tax issues, including state income and franchise taxes, state and local sales taxes, state and local property taxes, state and local gross receipts taxes, state severance taxes, state insurance premiums taxes, and more.

Joe Holland and Steve Hart were highly trained lawyers who just so happened to also be Rocky Mountain climbers. Nearly 70 years ago, they came together to build a firm to buck the trend of “establishment oriented, monopolistic old firms.” Their philosophy was simple: keep going up, and if you get stuck, there is always another route to the top. This is where the spirit of the firm’s pioneering and innovation began. As in mountain climbing, team interdependence has always been the spirit of Holland & Hart. It is part of what makes us different. Today, we work with regional, national, and international clients of all sizes to tackle virtually any kind of legal issue. We help our clients ascend the “mountains” they face, in the most efficient, innovative way possible. With 500 lawyers providing a full range of services from 15 offices across the Mountain West and in Washington, D.C., our value proposition is to provide our clients a viable alternative to higher cost coastal firms and to deliver efficient, sophisticated legal solutions in the regions we serve and beyond. We strive to provide the breadth and depth of experience to enable you to meet your business objectives.

Since our inception we’ve been focused on innovation for our clients. Among the solutions we provide is the largest environmental practice in the country, a cutting edge IP practice that serves clients worldwide, and a robust trade sanctions and controls practice that is recognized internationally. Additionally, we innovate in the delivery of our services so clients of any size, in any location, can get the value of sophisticated problem solving in an efficient affordable manner. Because of our structure and culture, clients get easy access to the full range of our firm’s skills and knowledge, which are delivered and priced in predictable and transparent ways.

Mr. Wolfe was appointed by the Wyoming Governor in October 1995 to serve on the Title 39 Task Force, which was charged with rewriting and recodifying the entire Wyoming Tax Code. This was a multi-year effort that resulted in the 1998 Wyoming Legislature adopting a completely revised tax code.
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