Our clients include farmers, ranchers, real estate developers, and ancillary agricultural businesses. We guide clients in the purchase and defense of water rights and regulatory processes, including evaluating water rights that are pre-1914, riparian, groundwater, prescriptive or appropriative rights, waste water discharge, sharing agreements, well agreements, and waste water discharge.

Of recent special attention is the regulation of groundwater rights. We are well versed in the new legislation and stay knowledgeable as the new rules and laws evolve. With this knowledge and experience, we provide guidance to our clients on how they may be affected by such mandates and, therefore, assist clients to properly plan in this developing climate. We also assist water users in their participation in the development of the regulations for the new Groundwater Sustainability Agencies in order to protect their water rights.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Christopher A. Brown at the firm’s Fresno office, (559) 432-4500, or email at cbrown@dowlingaaron.com.