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Representative Experience

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

Laconia Development LLC

The firm represents Laconia in connection with the remediation of petroleum contamination at a redevelopment project in downtown Seattle, Washington. The matter is ongoing.

San Francisco partner Kevin Haroff represents Laconia in this matter.

Las Cruces, New Mexico: Groundwater Contamination Cleanup

We represented one of the largest cities in New Mexico in a $30 million groundwater contamination cleanup at a Superfund Site on the National Priorities List, including regulatory negotiations, investigation of potentially responsible parties, and negotiation of allocation issues. More

Middle Fork Irrigation District (MFID): Fisheries Management Plan

Compliance with MFID’s Special Use Permit from the United States Forest Service evolved into an informal ESA consultation focusing on threatened Bull Trout, and other species, in the Districts’ Laurance Lake reservoir and tributaries. More

Missouri Superfund Site: CERCLA Defense

We served as lead defense counsel in federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit for this former operator of a Missouri Superfund Site in actions against the U.S. EPA and other private parties for costs recovery and contribution under CERCLA. More