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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law Timber Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2009
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Real Estate Law Timber Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mediation Construction Law Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation Timber Law Arbitration
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Finance Law Timber Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Timber Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Compliance Law Energy Law Corporate Law Timber Law Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Project Finance Law Environmental Law Timber Law Natural Resources Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 1995
  • Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Timber Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Mutual Funds Law Banking and Finance Law Native American Law Family Law Mediation Oil and Gas Law DUI / DWI Defense Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Patent Litigation - Municipal Privacy and Data Security Law Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation Immigration Law Professional Malpractice Law Gaming Law Technology Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Media Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Elder Law Venture Capital Law Military Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental CleanTech Law Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Energy Law Education Law Public Finance Law Commercial Litigation Government Relations Practice Mass Tort Litigation Product Liability Litigation Administrative / Regulatory Law Transportation Law Commercial Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Entertainment Law - Music Trademark Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Environmental Law Franchise Law Health Care Law Construction Law Antitrust Law Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Equipment Finance Law FDA Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Municipal Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Aviation Law Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Patent Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Leisure and Hospitality Law Railroad Law Information Technology Law Derivatives and Futures Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Land Use and Zoning Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Collaborative Law: Civil Food and Beverage Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Bankruptcy Litigation - Environmental Copyright Law Employment Law - Individuals Family Law Natural Resources Law Trusts and Estates International Trade and Finance Law Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Labor Law - Union Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Sports Law Civil Rights Law Insurance Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Medical Malpractice Law Timber Law Securities Regulation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Litigation - Trusts and Estates Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Project Finance Law Communications Law Advertising Law Mining Law Water Law Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law Economic Development Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Compliance Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Construction IT Outsourcing Law Labor Law - Management Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Regulatory Law Energy Law Natural Resources Law Utilities Law Timber Law Government Relations Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Commercial Finance Law Real Estate Law Timber Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Land Use and Zoning Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Timber Law Real Estate Law Health Care Law Land Use and Zoning Law Nonprofit / Charities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Bangor, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Timber Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Timber Law Tax Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Timber Law Environmental Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Timber Law Water Law Environmental Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Boise, Idaho
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Timber Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Energy Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2003
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Municipal Law Litigation - Construction Construction Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Railroad Law Litigation - Real Estate Timber Law Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Timber Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Natural Resources Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Concord, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Communications Law Timber Law Energy Regulatory Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Utilities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2007
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Timber Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2005
  • Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Timber Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Public Finance Law Government Relations Practice Equipment Finance Law Litigation - Real Estate Franchise Law Municipal Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Corporate Compliance Law Mediation International Arbitration - Governmental Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Derivatives and Futures Law Nonprofit / Charities Law Water Law Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law Litigation - Construction Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Commercial Litigation Collaborative Law: Family Law International Arbitration - Commercial Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation - Municipal International Trade and Finance Law Administrative / Regulatory Law Land Use and Zoning Law Collaborative Law: Civil Securities Regulation Environmental Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Communications Law Corporate Law Utilities Law Financial Services Regulation Law Corporate Governance Law Arbitration Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Real Estate Law Securitization and Structured Finance Law Project Finance Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Bankruptcy Construction Law Banking and Finance Law Timber Law Commercial Finance Law Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Timber Law Real Estate Law Commercial Finance Law Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Land Use and Zoning Law Project Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Timber Law Banking and Finance Law Community Association Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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Practice Area Definition

Timber Law Definition

Timber law focuses upon the rules and practices for owning, growing, harvesting, buying and selling, and making products from trees on forested land. It encompasses the relatively unique application of a broad range of environmental, natural resource, real estate, land use, contract, employment, insurance and other commercial business law, as well as tax and estate planning rules to forest land ownership and management and transport and manufacture of cut timber into wood and paper products.

Regulatory regimes that can apply include federal endangered species, clean water and clean air acts; hazardous material, insect, and disease control, and import/export laws; differing rules for management and use of federal and state timber-producing lands; state forest practices acts; and local county and municipal land use and other ordinances. Leasing, contracting, and regulatory rules pertaining to mining, oil and gas, recreation use, water rights, and, more recently, biomass energy may apply to forest land management and activities, as well as the particular requirements applicable to timber sales, harvest, and forest treatment operations. Real estate issues include subdivision, easement, and other access issues, adverse possession, and boundary disputes. Tort and criminal law issues include timber and land trespass, vandalism, and recreation use and fire liability. A range of safety, employment, and other operational requirements apply to timber management and harvest activities and forest products manufacture. Choice of business entity, tax considerations, and inheritance rules can be instrumental in planning and management for ownership, purchase, sale, or lease of forest lands and timber.

Individual timber law practitioners are likely to specialize or focus upon a portion of the many subjects and categories of substantive law described above, although they may have a working knowledge of much more. Some lawyers practicing in the timber arena may similarly focus on litigation, while others will concentrate on transactional counseling and representation. The field encompasses rulemaking, legislation, and other policy-level practice as well. Forest industry enterprises, investments, trade, and related disputes, transactions and other legal work have for many years included large international as well as interstate dimensions. More sophisticated, complex or high-value matters may require a team of attorneys with paralegal and other support to achieve quality, cost-effective results.

Robert A. Maynard, Forest Industry Practice Group Leader
Perkins Coie LLP

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Timber law focuses upon the rules and practices for owning, growing, harvesting, buying and selling, and making products from trees on forested land. It encompasses the relatively unique application of a broad range of environmental, natural resource, real estate, land use, contract, employment, insurance and other commercial business law, as well as tax and estate planning rules to forest land ownership and management and transport and manufacture of cut timber into wood and paper products.

Regulatory regimes that can apply include federal endangered species, clean water and clean air acts; hazardous material, insect, and disease control, and import/export laws; differing rules for management and use of federal and state timber-producing lands; state forest practices acts; and local county and municipal land use and other ordinances. Leasing, contracting, and regulatory rules pertaining to mining, oil and gas, recreation use, water rights, and, more recently, biomass energy may apply to forest land management and activities, as well as the particular requirements applicable to timber sales, harvest, and forest treatment operations. Real estate issues include subdivision, easement, and other access issues, adverse possession, and boundary disputes. Tort and criminal law issues include timber and land trespass, vandalism, and recreation use and fire liability. A range of safety, employment, and other operational requirements apply to timber management and harvest activities and forest products manufacture. Choice of business entity, tax considerations, and inheritance rules can be instrumental in planning and management for ownership, purchase, sale, or lease of forest lands and timber.

Individual timber law practitioners are likely to specialize or focus upon a portion of the many subjects and categories of substantive law described above, although they may have a working knowledge of much more. Some lawyers practicing in the timber arena may similarly focus on litigation, while others will concentrate on transactional counseling and representation. The field encompasses rulemaking, legislation, and other policy-level practice as well. Forest industry enterprises, investments, trade, and related disputes, transactions and other legal work have for many years included large international as well as interstate dimensions. More sophisticated, complex or high-value matters may require a team of attorneys with paralegal and other support to achieve quality, cost-effective results.