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Tonkon Torp Leads 8th Annual Water Law Conference

April 10, 2013
Tonkon Torp water lawyers Peter Mohr and Janet Neuman are co-chairs and panel moderators for the 8th annual water law conference, “The Future of Water Supply & Management in the Pacific Northwest,” scheduled for April 17 at the World Trade Center in Portland.
The day-long conference, which will provide information and analysis about the region’s water resources, is geared for government officials, landowners and developers, agency regulatory staff, water system operators, conservationists and legal professionals. Mohr and Neuman will provide an overview of the issues and then moderate a series of panel discussions covering topics including water and economic development, legislative proposals, funding challenges and strategies, seeking efficiencies in infrastructure management, and emerging issues in water development.
Mohr and Neuman are members of Tonkon Torp’s Water Law practice group, which handles water rights transactions, water project development, permitting and litigation of water rights disputes for both government entities and private sector clients. 
Mohr’s legal practice covers matters ranging from environmental regulatory compliance to energy facility siting and operation to natural resource acquisition and development. He assists public and private sector clients with matters involving water supply and management permitting, compliance, protection and transactions. Mohr has been listed repeatedly since 2010 in Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work in environmental law, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America 2013 for water law. 
Recognized as one of the Pacific Northwest’s foremost water policy experts, Neuman is past president of the Oregon Water Trust and a former professor and Associate Dean of Faculty at Lewis & Clark Law School. A frequent speaker and writer on water law and policy, she is the author of Oregon Water Law: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Law of Water and Water Rights in Oregon. Best Lawyers in America 2013 named Neuman Portland’s Best Lawyer of the Year for water law.