Van Ness Feldman is nationally recognized for our extensive, multidisciplinary experience in matters involving the acquisition, distribution, regulation, use, and protection of water. Through a unique combination of legal, policy, and industry experience and knowledge, the firm’s attorneys and policy professionals bring creative solutions and a problem-solving mindset to the representation of a wide range of clients including municipalities, drinking water utilities, institutional investors, industrial and technology companies, energy facilities and project developers, public power entities, irrigation districts and farms, individual landowners, property developers, trade associations, NGOs, states, and Native American organizations.
Our water team is highly-skilled at providing creative and persistent counsel that spans the range of legal and policy areas including permitting and regulatory compliance, transactions and market activity, water transfers and contracting, litigation and appeals, mediation and negotiations, legislation, policy advocacy and governmental relations, governance and public law, and sustainability and security.
We also regularly assist clients on a diverse range of water quality, wetlands, and floodplains matters which involve the intersection of complicated technical issues with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. The firm’s attorneys provide strategic advice regarding permitting and compliance, coordinate technical experts, and litigate before administrative boards and state and federal courts to advance clients' interests.