This practice area involves the identification, analysis and implementation of a water resource plan to meet the clients’ anticipated needs. We are involved in the initial stages of a project to secure water resources through contract or adjudication for a client.

Involving water counsel early in the development process ensures that all aspects of a project proceed to completion in an integrated and timely manner. We work with the land use planning team, engineering consultants and project finance team in planning and development of the water resources necessary for a viable project.

Clients include private parties, energy companies, developers, industry, and municipal entities. Whether water resources are being assembled and formatted for a private estate, investment, industry, or a growing municipality, our firm provides comprehensive and state of the art expertise.

Case Studies

  • Water, wastewater, and wetlands legal counsel for a mixed use ski area base development project consisting of over 1,000,000 square feet of commercial retail space, 3250 dwelling units and 27 holes of golf.
  • Water resource development assistance to a major metropolitan area with a population of over 2,000,000 which is anticipated to grow to a population of 4,000,000 by the year 2050.
  • Water resources and wastewater services for a residential compound consisting of over 100,000 square feet of residential use, equestrian facilities, 80 acres of irrigation, two new lakes, 17 acres of new forests and the largest private wastewater treatment facility with land application in the United States.
  • Development of legal water supplies, water delivery and pipeline contracts, water for hydraulic fracturing, and reclamation, and reuse of produced water.
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