Mining & Water Rights

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Securing, Defending, and Protecting Water Rights

We have decades of experience representing mining companies in water rights’ issues.

Our water attorneys assist mining clients with the evaluation, acquisition, and utilization of groundwater and surface water rights in Nevada and Utah. From guiding clients through the application process to performing due diligence on the ownership and status of existing water rights, our water attorneys have extensive experience helping mining clients obtain water rights in the arid West. Our team of water attorneys has extensive experience practicing before the Nevada and Utah State Engineers and regularly prosecutes and defends administrative appeals of water right decisions. Additionally, our water attorneys have considerable experience with transactions involving water rights. We regularly draft, review, and negotiate water purchase and sale agreements, water lease and option agreements, and other water use agreements. Lastly, our water attorneys regularly advise mining companies on the long-term management, protection, and perfection of their water rights.