Timberlands and Natural Resources
Rudman Winchell is located in the heart of Maine's industrial timberlands, and is a trusted partner in the representation of the timber industry and other natural resource based enterprises. Over the last 30 years, Rudman Winchell Timberland attorneys have worked at the center of many of the dynamic changes that have altered the character of doing business in the Maine woods.
Our Timberlands lawyers have extensive experience in timberland title matters, property exchanges, partitions, stumpage contracts, supply contracts, tenancy in common interests, timber deeds, access easements and other similar issues, as well as documentation involving timber and natural resources in Maine.
Rudman Winchell’s Timberlands attorneys knowledge of the relationships among Maine’s large landowners and conservation entities enhances the quality and efficiency of our work for forest related enterprises. We have served as counsel for national and international lenders providing financing to farmers; for timber companies, paper companies and salmon farmers; and for others involved in the natural resource industries.
Our Timberlands and Natural Resources attorneys also have extensive experience with forestland regulatory matters, such as the Maine Land Use Regulation Commission subdivision and development approval process, and aquacultural submerged land leases.
Rudman Winchell is a full service Maine law firm. When appropriate our Timberlands attorneys collaborate with lawyers from other practice areas to provide the most comprehensive and cost efficient service possible.
- Purchase and sale of timberlands
- Partition actions (both in- court partitions and divisions by consensual arrangements)
- Stumpage and harvest service contracts
- Chipmill contracts
- Pulpwood supply contracts
- Timberlands development
- Subdivision approvals
- Zoning and land use permitting
- Timber deeds
- Submerged land leases
- Access rights and easements
- Tax-deferred exchanges
- Boundary disputes
- Environmental matters
- Conservation easements
- Tree growth and other current use tax issues
- Loan documentation
- Timber trespass claims
- Alternative dispute resolution