Water Rights

The real estate attorneys represent municipalities, water agencies and other special districts, irrigation companies, farmers and ranchers, businesses and individuals in water rights permitting, planning and management, acquisition and disposition, protection and transfer.

We assist clients with water related transactions in areas such as:

  • Applications for appropriation, change, exchange and non-use
  • Purchase and sale of water rights
  • Plans and exchanges related to reuse water, irrigation, drainage and diversion
  • Easements and rights-of-way for surface water
  • Development and preservation of groundwater rights
  • Groundwater contamination
  • Forfeiture and interference
  • Water share disputes