Water Law

BKBH attorneys represent clients in all substantive areas of water law, including appearing before the Montana Supreme Court, the Montana Water Court, Montana district courts, as well as in administrative proceedings before the Montana Department of Natural and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.

Our attorneys have extensive experience counseling clients through the administrative process of acquiring new water rights and in changing existing water rights as well as working with consultants to identify and evaluate water rights that may be used for mitigation and/or negotiating water rights sales.

In addition, BKBH attorneys have represented clients in various water-related regulatory issues with state and federal agencies, including stream bed alteration permits, 404 and 310 permits, and efforts to protect water quality and various species of wildlife in Montana’s lakes, rivers, and streams. BKBH attorneys also represent clients on various water issues relating to land use, environmental compliance, and eminent domain / inverse condemnation proceedings.