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Agriculture, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water Law, and More.

At Sawtooth Law, we are dedicated to providing excellent service to the legal and policy needs of Idaho citizens, businesses, water users, and recreationists.

With offices in Boise, Twin Falls and Challis, our team serves the diverse needs of our clients throughout southern and central Idaho.

  • Sawtooth Law is strategically located to provide superior service to producers and organizations related to Idaho’s key resources – agriculture, natural resources, recreation, and water. 
  • Our attorneys are licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Moreover, our attorneys have unique experience in drafting and supporting legislation at the Idaho statehouse, and handling water right and water quality matters before the Snake River Basin Adjudication Court, the Idaho Department of Water Resources, and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality. 

General Practice
  • Draft legal documents
  • Planning for families and businesses
  • Determine rights, duties and needs
Agricultural Law
  • Representation of producers, associations, cooperatives, bargaining associations, marketing organizations
  • Farm and ranch sales
  • Employee management and labor relations
  • Immigration compliance and I-9 audits
  • Sharecrop agreements, livestock and crop sales, land leases
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Permitting
Alcohol Beverage Licensing
  • Licensing retail sellers of spirits, beer, wine
  • Licensing wholesalers, dealers, brewers, distillers, wineries
  • Defense of alcohol service offenses by licensees
  • DUI defense, and defense of other alcohol crimes
Bankruptcy & Finance
  • Loan agreements and secured transactions
  • Refinancing and work-out agreements
  • Financial planning and accounts management
  • Collections / enforcement of judgments and promissory notes
  • Recovery of assets
  • Creditor representation in bankruptcy
Businesses & Corporations
  • Business organization, sales, mergers, dissolution
  • Agreements, obligations and entitlements
  • Corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, sole proprietorships
  • Employment law and practices
  • Labor relations
  • Independent contractors
  • Employment agreements
  • Protection of trade secrets, confidential information, non-compete agreements
Civil Litigation
  • Trial and appeal in federal and state courts
  • Personal injuries and torts/negligence
  • Contracts and commercial matters
  • Insurance defense and coverage analysis
  • Premises and environmental liability
Estate Planning & Elder Law
  • Advance directives and powers of attorney
  • Wills, trusts and pre-probate planning
  • Probate of estates
  • Trust administration
  • Guardianships, conservatorships, minors’ compromises
  • Grandparent rights, adoptions
Governmental Affairs
  • Administrative law
  • Constitutional law
  • Government relations
  • Legislation and lobbying
  • Political and election law
  • Policy development
Natural Resources & Public Lands
  • Grazing rights
  • Mining rights
  • Rights-of-Way and R.S.2477
  • Recreational uses and interests / defense of recreation violations
  • Natural resource extraction
  • NEPA and endangered species
  • Defense of fish, game, trapping and other wildlife violations
Real Property
  • Purchases, closings, sales and financing
  • Real estate development
  • Boundary, trespass, and other property disputes
  • Conservation easements, and related tax considerations
  • Traditional easements and licenses
  • Homeowner associations and enforcement of CCR’s
  • Land use, planning and zoning
Water Law
  • Snake River Basin Adjudication
  • Water rights – obtaining, maintaining, transferring
  • Irrigation districts, drainage districts, flood control districts, canal companies
  • Ditch rights
  • Water quality and water pollution control
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