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Practice Areas

Water Rights

The firm represents governments, water organizations, and individuals in their water rights matters.

  • Adjudications (Registrations, Claims, Contests and Maintenance of Use)
  • Interpretation and Enforcement of Decrees
  • Applications and Protests
  • Permits
  • Conditions
  • Certificates (Final Proof and Challenges)
  • Rotation Agreements Including Well Shares
  • Temporary Leases and Drought Transfers and Protests
  • Transfers (Place of Use, Point of Diversion, Type of Use)
  • Transfers (Surface to Ground Water)
  • Well Construction and Abandonment
  • Preservation of Water Rights
  • Acquisition, Due Diligence and Sales

Domestic and Agricultural Water Associations

Schroeder Law Offices, PC, acts as district counsel for organizations such as Pershing County Water Conservation District (PCWCD), Lovelock, Nevada.

Representation includes:

  • Formation and Dissolution
  • Boundaries, Inclusion, Exclusion, Expansion
  • Articles, Bylaws and Rules and Regulations
  • Registered Agent
  • Directors and Elections
  • Nonprofit, Municipal, and Quasi Municipal Requirements
  • Public Meetings and Records
  • Contracts and Intergovernmental Agreements
  • General Personnel Matters Including Employment Contracts
  • General Finances including Audits, Bonding and Reports
  • Easements and Licenses: Acquiring, Maintaining and Extinguishing
  • Land Use Planning: Permitting and Agreements

Federal and State Government Regulation and Contracts

  • US Bureau of Reclamation Contracts (Title, Amendments, Temporary, Permanent, Warren Act, Safety of Dams)
  • Reclamation Project Title Transfer
  • Dam Removal and Replacement
  • Negotiations for Memoranda of Understanding or Agreement
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review
  • Cultural Resources Compliance and Mitigation
  • Endangered Species Compliance, Challenges and Permitting
  • Clean Water Act Permitting (Dredge/Fill and Wetland) – Federal & State
  • Legislative Drafting and Lobbying Support (Federal and State)
  • Wellhead Protection and Drinking Water Health Department Compliance and Permitting

Litigation, Hearings, Appeals

  • Torts (Trespass, Nuisance and Negligence)
  • Condemnation and Inverse Condemnation (Takings)
  • Statutory and Rule Violations
  • Quiet Title and Declaratory Judgments
  • Decree, Contract and Easement Enforcement
  • Administrative Matters Including Petitions for Judicial Review and Contested Cases
  • Appeals to State and Federal Appeals Courts

Land Use and Contracts for Property Interests

  • Dam and Water Delivery (Ditch and Pipe) Access
  • Road Access
  • Lot Line Adjustments and Partitions
  • Water Delivery Contracts
  • Well Share Agreements
  • Drainage Agreements and Contracts
  • Construction, Maintenance and Operation Agreements