Do I need an Army Corps Permit for My Project?

By: John Kolanz A version of this article was published in the March 2016 BizWest Thought Leaders column.   This question touches many activities, from large residential and commercial developments, to stream or ditch bank repairs, to family home construction.  Generally,… Read More

Texas Court’s Rejection of Endangered Species Act Listing Has Widespread Implications

By: John Kolanz A version of this article was published in BizWest in September 2015. Oil and gas and agricultural interests in Colorado and four nearby states celebrated a Texas federal judge’s ruling last week vacating Endangered Species Act (“ESA”… Read More

New Federal Water Rule Taps Reservoir of Angst

By: John Kolanz A version of this article was published in the June 2015 BizWest Thought Leaders column. It is largely about perspective.  Some say that the new federal rule defining the reach of the Clean Water Act (“CWA” or… Read More

Trust – Probate

By: Tim Brynteson Estate planning attorneys are frequently asked by clients to explain the difference between a “will” and a “trust.”  This is normally in the context of planning for the disposition of assets upon the client’s death – so… Read More