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Matthew K. Tieslau focuses his practice on environmental compliance, water law, and brewery representation.

Matt counsels clients on a range of natural resources and environmental matters, including litigation, permitting, auditing, reporting, enforcement, agency negotiations, and title board actions. His clients have included industrial actors, municipalities, mines, property owners, and ranchers.

Matt advises on water law matters related to water applications covering senior and junior rights, as well as exchanges and expansions, historical use quantification, and issues of state versus federal law. He also provides counsel on remediation and other water quality issues.

Matt also advises brewery clients on start-up issues including fundraising and local, state, and federal licensing, ongoing compliance, and day-to-day operations.

In light of the “worsening drought crises” and “critically low reservoir conditions” in the Western United States, on Aug. 16, 2022, the U.S. Department of the Interior (“Interior”) announced a
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