Water law (water rights, appropriation, permitting, representation of rural water districts, etc.)
The firm represents over 60 water districts/associations in multiple states providing legal representation in all areas of water law including protection of the service area/territorial boundaries of water districts/associations from municipal encroachment (7 United States Code, Section 1926(b) litigation in state and federal courts), appropriation of water, ownership of water, acquisition of water rights, and environmental compliance. The firm provides legal counsel for water district/association compliance with all state and federal laws including Open Meeting law, Open Record (Sunshine) law, Bidding Act compliance, etc. The firm is also recognized as approved Bond Counsel by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and frequently serves as local counsel relative to USDA loan transactions.
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