Practice Areas

The firm possesses the resources and experience to handle most any water law, commercial litigation, or employment law matter.

Water Law

As the Utah Supreme Court has determined “a drop of water is a drop of gold.”  We understand the importance of our clients’ water rights and work to protect them.  

We have extensive experience handling all Utah water right issues including: 

  • Water right purchase and sale due diligence evaluations
  • Change applications and nonuse applications with the Utah State Engineer
  • Interference claims
  • General adjudication claims
  • Water right title updates and disputes
  • Water right forfeiture
  • Irrigation company management
  • Irrigation company articles and bylaws
  • Irrigation company shareholder change applications
  • Defense against State Engineer enforcement actions

We regularly represent clients throughout Utah before the Utah State Engineer and in state and federal courts.  Our clients include cities and other public water suppliers, irrigation companies and shareholders, mining and industrial companies, and various business and development interests. 

We also represent clients in 404 wetland permitting and compliance with the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Endangered Species Act.   

Employment Law

Navigating clients through employment issues including Federal Court litigation, contracts, employment confidentiality and non-compete agreements, discrimination, harassment, ADA, FMLA, manuals, training and claim prevention.

Litigation

Handling a wide variety of cases including real property, commercial contracts, partnerships, eminent domain, employment, water rights, construction and corporate governance.