Dunn Carney’s water law team addresses our clients’ needs regarding the most precious of resources: water. Whether clients are farmers or ranchers in need of new water rights or seeking to change an existing water use; businesses needing water for industrial use; homeowners seeking protection of their domestic wells; or ditch companies needing assistance with water supply contracts, our attorneys can meet these needs and more. Dunn Carney’s water law attorneys represent clients in transactional matters, litigation and legislative affairs.
Our attorneys are experienced in dealing with administrative law issues and communicating with relevant agencies, including the Oregon Department of Water Resources, Oregon Department of State Lands, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and Washington’s Department of Ecology. Also of importance to our clients, our attorneys strive to provide cost-conscious representation to meet our clients’ needs.
We have regular updates on water and other relevant natural resource issues on the Dunn Carney Natural Resources Updates and encourage you to sign up for an email subscription so you can receive receive notifications of new posts by email. Here is a link to the site: http://dunncarneynaturalresourcesupdates.com/. We have new posts approximately once a week.
Our areas of expertise include
- Water rights adjudication and representation in contested cases.
- Purchase, sale and leasing of water rights.
- Transfers or changes of water rights.
- Water supply agreements.
- Rotation agreements.
- Pipeline and other water-access easements.
- Endangered Species Act.
- Removal-fill permits.
- Wetland mitigation.
- Legislative affairs.
Presentations and Articles
Nov. 4-5, 2010–19th Annual Oregon Water Law Conference sponsored by The Seminar Group. Elizabeth Howard will speak on Nov. 4 on Practical Skills: Defending Against Motions for Preliminary Injunctions in NEPA and ESA Cases.
December 8, 2010–Kate Moore will be speaking at HalfMoon Seminar’s Oregon Water Laws and Regulations seminar in Clackamas, OR. Her presentation will be titled, Development of Oregon Water Laws: Making Sense of It All.
Elizabeth Howard, Presenter, Washington Cattlemen’s Association’s Earth, Air, Fire & Water: Non-Point Sources and Water Quality Regulation Conference, Dec. 2008
Elizabeth Howard, Presenter, Oregon Water Law Conference; S2739 New Federal Law, Nov. 2008
Elizabeth Howard, Presenter, Water Law: The Fort Vannoy Court Case and Other Current Issues, Dunn Carney Ag Summit, Oct. 2008