Considered among the nation’s premier water law practices, Brownstein’s Water Group boasts unparalleled expertise in every facet of water use—from its acquisition at the source to its disposition following use. We are experienced in assisting our clients with water rights, supply, use, distribution and policy as well as water quality, from resource planning to permitting, compliance, litigation and legislation. Our Water Group represents both public and private water producers, suppliers and providers, including municipalities, wholesale and retail water agencies, public utilities, industrial users and real estate and land developers, as well as public and private wastewater utilities, manufacturers, real estate developers, mining operations, agricultural interests and lenders.
Our practice is both local and national in scope, bringing intelligence and experience on national issues along with an appreciation of local challenges. For decades, we have been on the ground dealing in the areas where water issues are most contentious. We have represented major water users and government agencies in some of the most significant and complex water projects in the country, often affecting multiple jurisdictions and states.
Our Water Group’s attorneys have served as counsel in major matters involving the use of water throughout the United States, including the West, the Great Lakes region and the Southeast. The firm has overseen the planning, permitting, design, construction and implementation of water infrastructure projects that today provide reliable clean water for more than 2 million people in California and have entitled, managed and permitted projects that supply water for another 3 million. We have represented clients involving the federal and state water quality laws, including permitting, compliance and defense of enforcement proceedings.
Given our intimate knowledge and understanding of the resource, our clients rely on us not only as legal counselors, but as key advisors to their projects.