Practice Area

Property Law

Real Estate & Water Law

Know Your Rights & Responsibilities


Property law includes everything from water law to Landlord & Tenancy laws, and everything in between. Whether you own a ranch, a condo, or you have stakes in real estate, you have a myriad of responsibilities. Our experienced attorneys can advise you in all matters regarding property rights, and help draft agreements and leases.

Agriculture, Farm & Ranch


The backbone of the Southern Idaho economy is agriculture. Farms and ranches are what put us on the map, and the industries which transport, process, package, store, and distribute the meat, milk, and crops raised to feed people keep us on the map. Whether you are expanding the farm or ranch, buying another parcel, working on a deal with those that purchase your crops, or even if the time has come to sell the farm to another, or anything in between, we are here to help. We have been representing farmers and ranchers since our beginning, and we are proud that some of our farm and ranch clients have been with us for several generations.
Attorneys to help with Agriculture, Farm & Ranch
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Russ G. Kvanvig
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Laird B. Stone
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Jeremy C. Vaughn

Real Estate


Land and real estate is often the most valuable property that a person or company owns or has an interest in. Whether it is your home, your business premises, your farm or ranch, or your vacation condo, owning an interest in real estate comes with a host of rights, as well as a myriad of responsibilities. Property rights can range from full ownership to lesser rights to possession or use. Our experienced attorneys can advise you on all matters related to owning or using real property, including buying and selling, leasing, subleasing, developing, improving, or occupying, and including easements, roads, and ditch rights. We can help you to draft necessary agreements, ensure compliance with laws and ordinances, or assist you in transferring the property to others, including your heirs.
Attorneys to help with Real Estate
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Russ G. Kvanvig
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Laird B. Stone
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Jeremy C. Vaughn

Landlord & Tenant Law and Evictions


Whether you are renting from someone or are renting to someone, it is critical to have a properly drafted lease to protect the rights of each party. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a room in your house or a twelve-building complex, a proper lease ensures that expectations are clear and that each party has recourse to address problems. Our firm has experience drafting and enforcing leases for both landlords and tenants. We also have experience in evictions, which is the process of voiding leases and ending the tenancy when the lease has been breached.
Attorneys to help with Landlord & Tenant Law and Evictions
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Laird B. Stone
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Jeremy C. Vaughn

Probate & Estate Administration


Death often brings with it grief and uncertainty for the family and friends left behind. One of the mysteries and sudden sources of stress is often how to deal with the property, bills, and legal affairs of the deceased. Our attorneys can help you to navigate this task. Probate is the legal process by which a will is given effect and creditor claims are dealt with, or if no will was signed, addresses the creditor claims and distributes any remaining property to the heirs at law. Probate is often not as complicated as the rumors on the street suggest, but it does have particular rules and procedures which must be followed. Estate administration includes probate, but also includes working through a trust, dealing with life insurance and retirement accounts, tax compliance, and other matters.
Attorneys to help with Probate & Estate Administration
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Russ G. Kvanvig
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Jeremy C. Vaughn

Water Law


Water is precious, particularly in an arid region like Southern Idaho. Under Idaho Law, water rights are a unique property right, subject to special considerations and regulations. Whether you are contesting a water right, transferring a right, seeking to enforce your priority right, or more, it is important to carefully navigate the intricate laws surrounding this important resource.
Attorneys to help with Water Law
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Laird B. Stone

Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning


It is never too early to plan for the future. A carefully drafted estate plan will reduce or eliminate conflict, confusion, and stress for the loved ones you leave behind. In many cases, the only way to ensure that your wishes for your person and property are honored is to commit them to writing in the proper legal way.

Our experienced attorneys can assist you with drafting and implementing your plan. Whether it is a simple will, a complex trust, or something in between, we can help you give effect to your wishes. A carefully developed estate plan can even reduce or eliminate tax concerns. A properly drafted General Power of Attorney or a Living Will & Health Care Power of Attorney can aid your loved ones in helping you to meet your needs and care for your property during your life, including during periods of disability.

Attorneys to help with Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
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Russ G. Kvanvig
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Jeremy C. Vaughn