Elizabeth Howard helps agriculture, forest product and energy businesses navigate burdensome regulations, negotiate favorable resolutions with agencies, defend against injunctions and cancellations, resolve enforcement actions and obtain permits. She is particularly experienced in the areas of water rights, water quality, endangered and threatened species, grazing and public lands.
Elizabeth has a strong industry focus on agriculture, and advocates on behalf of state organizations that represent ranches, farms and dairies. One client said, “There’s nobody that knows the ranching business and leases, BLM (Bureau of Land Management) ground, forestry ground, and water rights issues in the state [of Oregon] as well as she does.” Because of her time working in and with the industry, she is regarded as a trusted legal advisor, working on all aspects of her clients’ operations, whether they are expanding, transitioning, selling, facing increased regulation or facing pressures from neighbors.
"Elizabeth Howard was recommended as someone who understood the cattle rancher's perspective. She does."
Agency Actions and Rulemaking | Business Transitions | Energy | Environmental Compliance and Safety | Environmental Regulation and Litigation | Plant Development, Facility Siting and Permitting | Public Lands and Endangered Species | Water Law
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