Givens Pursley LLP

Natural Resources & Environment Department

Idaho
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What the team is known for Considered to be a market-leading practice with a deep bench of lawyers, especially knowledgeable regarding water law and public land law. Often assists clients with agriculture, mining, manufacturing and utility provisions toward effectively navigating environmental regulations such as the CWA and NEPA. Client base includes individuals, municipalities and companies operating in sectors such as renewable energy, oil and gas and agriculture.

Strengths"They are responsive and we receive good support," says a client.

Work highlights Acted on behalf of the City of Nampa, Idaho, on a number of water rights matters, including in a comprehensive review of its water supply system.

Notable practitioners

The "highly regarded" Chris Meyer has over 30 years of experience in natural resources and environmental law. He is singled out for his expertise in water rights matters, and remains a popular choice among municipalities and other major clients including water rights brokers.

Gary Allen is described as a "good and smart lawyer," and acknowledged for his handling of environmental regulatory matters, including permitting. His practice also spans real estate, and sees him regularly advising on related land use and environmental compliance issues.

Jeff Fereday is a longstanding figure in environmental law who sources recognize "has quite a lot of experience in water law." His expertise extends to representing clients in water rights claims and other water law issues before the Idaho Department of Water Resources and Idaho Supreme Court, and he remains key to the team's offering.

Michael Creamer has a strong track record in a variety of natural resources, environmental and public utilities matters. Highly skilled in water rights issues, he frequently advises on sales and acquisitions, compliance, permitting and enforcement work.

Mike Lawrence is a rising star in the natural resources and environmental law field, with notable expertise in water rights. He assists clients with a range of contentious and noncontentious matters in both commercial and agricultural settings.