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Timber & Forest Products Industry

Lawyers in our Pacific Northwest offices represent timber industry clients in a wide range of timberland transactions: acquisitions, dispositions, like-kind exchanges (both forward and reverse), sales of conservation easements, timberland financing, conversion of timberland to “higher and better use” real estate, and the permitting and development of such real estate. We also counsel clients on a variety of timberland-related issues, including acquisition due diligence, logging and cutting rights contracts, compensating tax, real estate excise tax and other tax issues, biomass supply agreements, access easements, cell tower sales and leases, road use permits, ESA issues, transfers of development rights, land use and environmental regulations, and adverse possession and prescriptive easement issues.

Our timber industry clients include owners and managers of commercial timberlands in Oregon and Washington, including timber companies, timber funds, TIMOs, and other privately-held or family-owned timberland investment companies.

Our deep understanding of the Pacific Northwest timber industry and the legal and regulatory issues affecting timberlands and forest products is based on decades of experience. We strive to develop long-term relationships with our timber industry clients so we can better understand their business challenges and objectives and provide maximum added value.

We work collaboratively and effectively with our clients, our colleagues in other practice areas, (including tax, finance, corporate and environmental), and third party consultants who provide vital services related to timberland transactions and management (including timber managers, appraisers, title companies, accountants, investment managers, and exchange intermediaries).

We take a team approach to address a client’s needs, allowing us to meet urgent time demands, delegate and scale the work so it is efficient and cost-effective, and bring together the expertise necessary to help our client achieve its goals.

The Pacific Northwest timber industry is a substantial regional and national asset, and we are very proud to be engaged in it.