Jordan Ramis pc. Attorneys at law
Water Rights

Water Rights

Practice Areas

Jordan Ramis PC is widely recognized as one of the Northwest's select law firms with a significant water law and water rights practice. Our water law attorneys work with a broad spectrum of clients including landowners, developers, businesses, local governments, and financial institutions who contend with the complex legal environment surrounding state and federal water law matters. Whether we are dealing with Oregon water rights or Washington water rights, our long-established relationships with state and federal water management agencies allow us to effectively advocate for our clients' needs and to develop lasting solutions. When necessary, we also serve as litigation counsel, protecting our clients' water rights interests in proceedings before administrative bodies as well as state and federal courts.
Water rights services include:
  • Water rights acquisitions, sales, and leases
  • Water rights transfers
  • Water rights audits and appraisals
  • Water rights permitting and adjudication
  • Municipal permit extensions
  • Water Management and Conservation Plans
  • Regulatory compliance and policy work before the Oregon Water Resource Department and Washington Department of Ecology
  • Bureau of Reclamation project rights and contracts
  • Drought statutes and preparation
  • Public water system regulations
  • Wellhead protection issues
  • Litigation before state agencies and state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington
  • Application of the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and their state statutory counterparts
  • Preparation of intergovernmental agreements concerning administration of water sources and related facilities