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Moffatt Thomas attorney, Norm Semanko, to provide update on Federal lands and Idaho water issues at North West Property Owners Alliance Dinner & Auction

Norman M. Semanko, a water law attorney with the Idaho law firm Moffatt Thomas, will be the guest speaker at the second annual North West Property Owners Alliance dinner and auction in Coeur d’Alene on March 14, 2015.  Mr. Semanko will provide an update on the Coeur d’Alene Spokane River Basin Adjudication process.  More information on the dinner/auction is available here:  Norm Semanko to speak at 2nd Annual NWPOA dinner

North West Property Owners Alliance (“NWPOA”) is a grass roots regional think-tank organization focused on supporting property owners on the issues and challenges facing American North West unincorporated county property owners. NWPOA provides research, holds town hall meetings, and offers commentary on key issues of local and regional public policy pertaining to the preservation of private property owner rights. the group’s goal is to provide a unified voice of representation and collaboration for (individual and business) property owners who live in the North West.

Norman M. Semanko joined Moffatt Thomas as an Attorney of Counsel in 2011.  His extensive experience in water resources issues and his working relationships with members of local, state, and federal government and regulatory agencies further bolsters Moffatt Thomas’s expertise in agricultural law, water rights, environmental law, land use, mining, and public lands.  Mr. Semanko is currently Executive Director and General Counsel for the Idaho Water Users Association, Inc. He has also represented individual clients on water law matters before the Idaho Department of Water Resources, Snake River Basin Adjudication Court, and the Idaho Supreme Court.  He has been an Adjunct Professor at Boise State University, where he taught Natural Resource Law and Environmental Health Law.  He was also an Instructor at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, where he taught Legal Issues in Water Management.

Moffatt Thomas has been providing legal services to the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West since 1954, serving clients in the full-spectrum of business, litigation, and regulatory areas. With Idaho offices in Boise, Idaho Falls and Pocatello, the firm is strategically situated for direct contact with the governor’s office, the legislature, federal and state administrative agencies, area businesses, and international and national corporations engaged in business throughout the region. Since its inception over 60 years ago, its current and former lawyers have achieved the highest leadership positions in national, state and local legal and civic organizations.

Leading Idaho Law.  Moffatt Thomas leads the field in litigation, business, banking, insurance, agriculture, employment law and more by bringing together some of the top legal minds across Idaho. More information is available from the firm’s website:  www.moffatt.com.