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Representative Experience

Hawaii Forest Products: Permitting and Litigation

We represented a client who had provided a $30 million loan to finance the permitting, planning, and operation of a sustainable Koa harvesting operation on the Big Island in Hawaii. After the borrower failed in its first attempt to obtain environmental permits, the project was placed in jeopardy and, without the permits to allow harvesting, default on the loans was likely. More

Hoyt Street Yards: Railyard to Urban Neighborhood

For 15 years, RIchard Allan has worked with Hoyt Street Properties, LLC, the developer that is transforming a former railyard into a high-density residential and commercial neighborhood and the focal point of Portland’s renowned Pearl District. More

International Transportation Company: Stormwater Citizen Suit Defense

Marten Law represented an international transportation corporation in five inter-related federal citizen suits under the Clean Water Act (CWA). More

J.R. Simplot Co.: Mining and Manufacturing Facilities

We represent this large Northwest agribusiness and manufacturing company regarding remediation of several federal Superfund Sites on which its facilities are located, including issues related to surface water contamination from a previous neighboring phosphorous manufacturing plant and selenium and metal leaching from mining operations. More

Klamath Basin Adjudication

The firm has represented the Mathis Family Trust, a large privately-held ranching operation, in an administrative adjudication and subsequent litigation over water rights to the Klamath River Basin in Southern Oregon. The matter involves various U.S. government interests (including the federal Bureau of Reclamation), the State of Oregon, native American Tribes, and numerous private parties. More