Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

Environment Department

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What the team is known for Highlighted for its handling of water rights matters, with a practice that stretches across several Southwestern states. Possesses expertise in developing and implementing strategies to secure water rights settlements between private parties, state and federal entities, and Native American tribes.

Strengths"The firm’s performance was thoughtful, nuanced, and practical, and its experience was invaluable when it came time to discuss and assess various strategic plans," notes one impressed client.

Another clients appreciates that the team is "always responsive and always on top of current trends."

Work highlights Acted for Roosevelt Irrigation District on a quiet title action against the United States concerning ownership rights to wells.

Notable practitioners

Sheryl Sweeney is "the top lawyer in the Phoenix area for water resource issues," according to one pleased client. She advises clients on ownership and breach of contract matters, with further experience in the negotiation of distribution and administration services agreements.