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Our Energy & Natural Resources Practice

We provide advice and litigation representation in energy and natural resources matters. Our clients are energy companies, project developers, municipalities, agricultural and industrial operators, and individuals.

Our practice includes the following types of matters:

  • Advice on state and federal regulatory issues involving water, electric, and natural-gas utilities
  • Assistance with strategy and compliance issues that arise from ongoing changes to state and federal energy regulations and legislation
  • Litigation and appeals of state and federal regulatory matters and general energy business matters
  • Permits for dredging and upland development under the Clean Water Act
  • Clarification of waterway boundaries along rivers, lakes, and the Pacific Ocean
  • Resolution of filled lands ownership
  • Removal, repair, and vegetation issues on levees
  • Analysis of public use rights on shores and waterways
  • Green initiatives
  • Wetland mitigation plans, mitigation banking, private mitigation agreements
  • Community water systems and water utilities
  • Real estate and land use matters
  • Wharf registrations for marine terminals on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers
  • Protection of historic water rights in the Klamath Basin Adjudication
  • Boundary disputes and discrepancies between surveys
  • Negotiations with the Oregon Department of State Lands
  • Waterway leases and registrations
  • Waterway navigability and ownership