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Water Rights Sales and Transfers

Don’t drown in complex water law – get the tools to buy and sell the right way. Get solutions to the tough water law challenges developers face in Utah, from finding the water to handling the purchase agreement to transferring it to the site. Usable water is becoming more valuable by the day – make this reference set your first stop in getting the water you need to prevent a grinding halt in your project. Purchase these reference materials and get all the tools you need for securing water rights for your project, or making a sale that works for you. Stay on top of current water rights law developments and get the best advice the industry has to offer. Order today to learn about local water rights issues from top local professionals. Benefits for You •Ensure your compliance – get a unique look at the inner workings of Utah water law •Discover hassle-free methods for changing or transferring rights •Learn about market advice that will put you one step ahead of the competition •See theory in action through real-life case examples
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Agenda

The Water Right Change Application Process
— David B. Hartvigsen
  • Basic Water Law Concepts
  • The Change Application Process
  • Pre-Application Steps
  • Completing the Change Application Form
  • 'The Dirty Dozen' Problem Areas
The Potential Pitfalls Associated With Water Right Transfers
— Jim Allen
  • Is Your Right Subject to Forfeiture?
  • The Risk of Having Your Right Cut
  • Application to Move the Right for Your Use and the Risk of Being Stuck
  • Water Shares and the Ability of the Company to Stand in the Way of Your Plans
Water Right Title, How and Where Does It Transfer?
— Rodney K. Dean
  • History of Title Update in Utah
  • What Is the Difference Between Water Rights and Water Shares?
  • Why Do Water Rights Have Title Issues Now?
  • Case Studies
Quantifying Water Rights – Allocating Sole Supply Within Supplemental Groups
— Matthew E. Jensen
  • An Overview of Primary and Supplemental Water Rights in Utah
  • The State Engineer's Supplemental Group System
  • Allocating Sole Supply Within Supplemental Groups
  • Completing or Avoiding Sole Supply Statements
  • Case Studies
Proofs on Change Applications
— Don Olsen, P.E.
  • Notice and Manner of Proof Statements
  • Maps and Drawings
  • Verifications and Methods of Proofing
  • State's New Policy of Water Auditing During Proofs
  • Effects of Nonuse Applications Regarding Proofs
  • Master Planning in Association With Water Rights Proofs
  • Proofing vs. Filing for Extensions
Water Dedications: Overview of Municipal Dedication Needs
— Korey C. Walker, P.E.
  • Water Needs
    • Other Community Requirements
  • Growth Expectations and Needs
  • Future Changes
  • Timing of Water Dedications
  • Forms of Dedications
  • Who Takes the Burden of Approval?
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Faculty

Matthew E. Jensen – Moderator

Smith Hartvigsen, PLLC

  • Attorney with Smith Hartvigsen, PLLC
  • Experience assisting clients in the areas of water law and other areas of natural resource law
  • Conducted comprehensive water rights reviews for a variety of clients
  • J.D. degree, with honors, S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah; degree in mining engineering, with honors, University of Utah
  • Can be contacted at 801-413-1600 or mjensen@smithlawonline.com

James Allen

Snell & Wilmer

Jim Allen

  • Attorney with Snell & Wilmer, LLP
  • Practice is focused on regulatory issues surrounding development of natural resources, including water, mining, oil and gas, wildlife and public lands
  • Wrote several publications on topics related to areas of expertise
  • J.D. degree, with high honors, S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah; B.S. degree in metallurgical engineering, University of Utah

Rodney K. Dean

The Water Title Guy, LLC

  • Owner of The Water Title Guy, LLC
  • Serves clients with water rights, land, oil, gas and mining title issues utilizing a career of more than 30 years of experience doing specialty title examination
  • Considered by natural resource professionals in Utah to be the leading expert in this field
  • Qualified to testify as a title expert witness in court
  • Holder of resident producer license no. 121405 issued by the Utah Insurance Department, which covers both title examination services and escrow services

David B. Hartvigsen

Smith Hartvigsen, PLLC

  • Founding member of Smith Hartvigsen, PLLC
  • More than 20 years of experience in the areas of water law, local government law and governance of water companies
  • Wrote articles and lectured on many of the topics related to areas of expertise
  • Recognized by peers as being among Utah’s Legal Elite in the area of natural resources law
  • J.D. and M.B.A. degrees, University of Utah; B.A. degree in economics, Brigham Young University
  • Can be contacted at 801-413-1600 or david@smithlawonline.com

Don Olsen

Epic Engineering, P.C.

Don Olsen, P.E.

  • Principal at Epic Engineering, P.C.
  • 25 years of experience associated with water, wastewater, municipal engineering and water rights
  • Served as Syracuse city engineer
  • Serves as district engineer for Magna Water Company and is an engineer for Draper Irrigation Company
  • Served on the American Public Works Association committee for issuance of the first edition of the APWA Design and Construction Manual
  • Can be contacted at 801-955-5605 or dolsen@epiceng.net

Korey C. Walker, P.E.

Epic Engineering PC

  • President of Epic Engineering, P.C.
  • Represented municipalities throughout the Wasatch Front, Wasatch and Summit counties, and the Uintah Basin region for more than 17 years
  • Experience includes working with some of the fastest growing communities in Utah
  • The firm provides a full spectrum of planning, engineering, surveying/GIS, construction management and material testing services to its clients
  • Degree in civil engineering, Brigham Young University
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Product ID: 383776
Published 2011
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