PRINCIPAL OF VARIN THOMAS LLC
ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAWYER
Dylan has represented and advised farmers, ranchers, mining companies, banks, resorts, guest lodges and irrigation districts in all manner of water right and water resource matters. This includes representation of clients in proceedings before both the Idaho Department of Water Resources and the Snake River Basin Adjudication. Dylan frequently advises clients on water resource strategy and planning, and regarding transactions involving water rights, from the due diligence stage, to conveying water rights, to evaluation of water resource considerations after the transaction is complete.
Dylan has also been heavily involved in mining and oil & gas development in Idaho, including examination of mineral title, negotiation of mineral leases and oil & gas leases, quiet title actions, and obtaining approvals for projects on public lands from agencies such as BLM and the Idaho Department of Lands.
Dylan also has an extensive background in environmental law and has advised clients regarding compliance with the various environmental protection programs administered by agencies such as the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency, including Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act permitting and compliance, hazardous waste and used oil management, and contamination liability and cleanup. These issues often arise in the context of a real estate transaction, and Dylan has extensive experience in helping clients address contamination and other environmental issues in that context in order to manage risks and help close the transaction.
In addition to his water rights and natural resources practices, Dylan has handled several appeals in a variety of legal contexts, including water rights, land use, easements, and estate administration. Dylan has also served as a trustee himself, and has advised and represented trustees in trust administration disputes.
Prior to joining Varin Thomas LLC, Dylan was a partner at one of Idaho’s largest law firms, Moffatt Thomas. Prior to moving to Idaho, Dylan worked at Bracewell LLP in Houston, Texas.
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