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Natural Resources

Overview

Schwabe is one of the premier natural resources firms in the Pacific Northwest, with a deep understanding of both the legal and political pressures that impact this vital industry.

Leading natural resource companies call on Schwabe

The Pacific Northwest’s rich natural resources are central to the region’s economy and business identity. For more than 80 years, companies that develop and employ these resources have called on Schwabe for every aspect of their business lives. Our clients include Pacific Northwest industry leaders, national and international businesses, family-owned and closely held companies, investors and natural resource industry associations.

Abundant legal resources

Our own resources are as plentiful as those of the region we serve, with more than 40 lawyers working daily to protect and defend working lands, whether private or public, and to navigate complex regulatory frameworks. Our team includes leading lawyers in traditional natural resources legal disciplines, as well as business, tax and estate planning, intellectual property, labor and employment, and litigation.

Cutting-edge work for a cutting-edge industry

Our attorneys are working on cutting-edge projects in carbon trading, agriculture technology (ag tech), biomass energy, plant patents, water quality, endangered and threatened species agreements, renewables and water development. We are proud to support our clients as they continue to grow and thrive.

Powering your business goals

We represent clients in dealings with:

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Washington Department of Natural Resources
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Oregon Water Resources Department
  • Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • United States Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Local regulatory entities
  • Non-government organizations
  • Orchards
  • Washington Department of Ecology 

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Best Law Firms Timber 2017

Represented more than 100 farms, dairies and ranches in the Pacific NW in last decade

Schwabe lawyers helped found the Western Resources Legal Center and chair its Attorney Advisory Committee

Tier One Timber Practice in the US, U.S. News-Best Lawyers