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Former J.R. Simplot Senior Vice President Terry Uhling Joins Marten Law as Partner

July 9, 2014

(Sun Valley, ID) -Terry Uhling, a veteran agribusiness and natural resources attorney with a career spanning more than three decades, has joined Marten Law PLLC as a partner. Uhling is formerly Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Boise, Idaho-headquartered J.R. Simplot Company, one of the largest privately held agribusiness companies in the country. Uhling will work closely with the each the firm's offices – including a new Sun Valley, Idaho outpost – and its clients on strategic and complex matters across the spectrum of issues that affect agribusiness, mining, water and other natural resources rights, permitting, legal and business strategies.

“Terry brings to Marten Law a long-standing reputation and industry leadership in food, mining and agribusiness operations,” said Brad Marten, chairman of Marten Law. “He adds depth and strength in these specific industries, having worked with some of the country’s largest food and agribusiness companies and high-profile resource projects and sites, and he reinforces our firm’s national reputation and reach.”

Uhling has dedicated the greater part of his career to the strategic oversight of J.R. Simplot’s legal and regulatory affairs departments, including environmental, health and safety, natural resources, public lands and corporate governance matters on behalf of the company’s interests. During his tenure, he developed and implemented Sustainable Simplot, an innovative business sustainability program. Uhling’s work includes overseeing mining and manufacturing, food processing, agriculture, ranching and other land and resources projects, including the ongoing permitting reclamation of the Smoky Canyon Mine in Idaho, the Nez Perce Water Rights Settlement Agreement, and the negotiation and mediation of complex environmental, water rights and public lands issues.

Uhling remains on the board of directors for J.R. Simplot Company and has served on boards for myriad public and industry-focused groups, such as the Idaho Water Resource Board, where he was formerly chairman, American Mining Association, where he was a member of the board of trustees, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Washington State Climate Change Task Force. Uhling earned his J.D. from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln College of Law and his B.A. in Business from Washington State University.

Marten Law represents clients nationally in complex environmental, energy, water, land use and natural resource permitting, compliance and litigation matters. Firm clients include the largest Superfund cleanup in the country in the Great Lakes area, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, major wind farm siting projects in California and Nevada, and natural resource litigation in Alaska, Washington and Oregon.

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