Agriculture and Natural Resources

The members of Dunn Carney’s Agriculture and Natural Resources team have extensive experience working with farmers, ranchers, dairies, timberland owners and their associated industries.  Many of our lawyers grew up in small towns and were involved in the industries we represent.  We understand the opportunities and challenges agribusiness and natural resources companies face and work with our clients to resolve issues efficiently and effectively.  We assist our clients with property, business, liens, employment, estate planning, land use and natural resource matters. In the event of litigation, we have experienced trial attorneys who provide expert counsel and representation in mediations or settlement negotiations, in administrative courts, and in federal or state courtrooms. Our agriculture and natural resource clients are located throughout Oregon, Washington and California.

Dunn Carney also has a resource for the industry– natural resource updates that will be available by email and on Dunn Carney Natural Resources Updates website .  Tim Bernasek, Kate Moore, and Ty Wyman will be writing posts on topics of interest to the agriculture and natural resource industries.  These updates may be on recent legal developments, legislative initiatives or action, or other general news that would impact agriculture or the natural resource industry.  Our goal is to keep our clients and friends in the industry informed and prepared as they deal with challenges and opportunities.

If you would like to receive e-mail updates of the posts, you can subscribe at Dunn Carney Natural Resources Updates.

Our areas of expertise include:

Agriculture Liens
Bankruptcy-Chapter 11 and 12
Business Disputes
Business EntitiesConservation Easements
Contracts
Creditors Rights
Employment and Immigration Law
Endangered Species
Estate Planning
Government Contracts
Grazing Permits and Leases
Insurance Claims and Recovery
Land Use
Leases
Litigation
Loans and Financing
Measure 37
Mining
Property Transfers
Public Lands
Real Estate
Tax
Timber Contracts
Water Quality
SB1010 plans
NPDES Permits
Water Rights
Wetlands

The Agriculture and Natural Resources Team includes:

Timothy J. Bernasek is the leader of the team and has worked with agriculture clients throughout his career on a variety of issues including employment law, water law, real estate and business law.

Robert L. Allen is a litigator who handles agriculture and natural-resource related disputes.

Anne D. Foster is a litigator who handles insurance coverage and insurance claims as well as  personal injury and agriculture related litigation cases for farms and ranches.

Jack D. Hoffman is a litigator and land use attorney who works on a variety of land use issues including Measure 37.

Kate L. Moore advises clients on a variety of natural resource and environmental issues, specializing in water rights and climate change law.

Marsha Murray-Lusby is an estate planning attorney who has extensive experience working with farmers and ranchers on wills, trusts, succession planning and wealth transfer issues.

Bobby J. Schroeder is real estate and natural resources attorney who focuses real estate transactions and land use issues in the Ag industry.

Ty K. Wyman is a land use attorney who provides advice on a breadth of land use issues including Measure 37.


You might also be interested in our
Environmental Team page.

Dunn Carney Ag Summit–Jan. 10, 2014

Dunn Carney hosted its sixth Ag Summit on Jan. 10, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville, OR.  This half -day summit will begin at 8 AM.  More details to come.

Dunn Carney Ag Summit-Article on the Ag Industry and our Ag Summit in the Oregonian on Jan.

Ag./Natural Resources Articles

Attorney Kate Moore Represents Homeowners in Water Law Issue

Press Release June 7,  2010– Judge Rules Biological Opinion Unlawful for Excluding Ranchers from Process

Protecting Your Dairy Operation from Unwanted Visitors: What Every Producer Should Know.  Written by Tim Bernasek and published in the Dairy Farmers of Oregon newsletter.

July 27, 2009- Tim Bernasek is quoted in The Capital Press article, New Law Prohibits Talking About Unions.

July 17, 2009-Tim Bernasek is quoted in The Capital  Press article, Tree Growers win in Court.

Ag/Natural Resources—Fact and Figures Brochure

Oregon Agriculture Facts and Figures brochure (2008 data) is available online. This handy brochure provides many of the most common Oregon agricultural statistics and is updated yearly. Download the most current brochure at http://oregon.gov/ODA/docs/pdf/pubs/ff.pdf.

Presentations from our 2007 Ag Summit

Tim BernasekAlternative Energy Oppportunities for Oregon Agriculture

Doug Lowell and Merrill BaumannNiche Marketing- Is that the Future of Ag?

Kate Moore and Katy Coba – Climate Change Legislation

Natural Resources Updates

Learn more about the agriculture and natural resource industries including recent legal developments, legislative initiatives or action,and other general news.