Peter J. Schaumberg is a principal with Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on issues related to development of energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf and on federally-managed lands onshore, including oil & gas, solar, wind and geothermal resources, as well as development of coal and hard-rock mineral resources on public lands. He also advises clients with respect to royalty reporting and payment issues for federal mineral leases offshore and onshore, and for Indian leases.
Mr. Schaumberg joined Beveridge & Diamond in 2006 after 25 years with the Office of the Solicitor, Department of the Interior. He was the Deputy Associate Solicitor for Mineral Resources, the senior career attorney responsible for providing legal advice to the energy, minerals and royalty programs of the Minerals Management Service (now the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and the Office of Natural Resources Revenue) and the Bureau of Land Management.
Mr. Schaumberg has written and lectured on a wide range of legal topics relating to federal mineral royalties and development of oil & gas, coal, hard-rock minerals, and alternative energy on federally-managed lands. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and is the Chair of the Public Lands Committee of the DC Bar’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section.
He earned his J.D., with Honors, in 1975 from George Washington University National Law Center, and his B.A., cum laude, in 1972 from Tulane University. He is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court.