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Thomas J. Budge

Thomas J. Budge

Racine Olson
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Environmental Law
  • Idaho, Utah
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Summary

T.J. represents cities, corporations, banks, developers, and landowners throughout Southern Idaho in a wide range of complex transactions, administrative proceedings, litigation, and appeals. He has assisted with some of the largest real estate developments in Idaho, was intimately involved with the Snake River Basin Adjudication, and has been heavily engaged in resolving monumental conflicts between surface and ground water users across the Snake River Plain. His experience includes commercial transactions, agriculture, water rights, the Clean Water Act, easements, road disputes, boundary disputes, eminent domain, mining, and energy.

T.J. approaches legal challenges with the goal of identifying cooperative solutions that can be implemented quickly and cost-effectively. This is bolstered by his ability to obtain judicial relief when necessary. He has argued cases before the Idaho Supreme Court, Idaho Department of Water Resources, Idaho Department of Lands, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and local government boards throughout eastern Idaho. The legal, historical, and practical insights gained from these experiences enable T.J. to provide clear and cost-effective solutions to the most difficult legal challenges that face our clients.

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Environmental Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Idaho
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Utah
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Racine Olson
Current
Education
University of Idaho
J.D.
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Idaho State University
B.S.
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Awards
Overachievers Under 40
Southeast Idaho Business Review
CASA Attorney of the Year for the Sixth Judicial District
CASA
10.0 Lawyer Rating
Avvo
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Idaho State Bar
Current
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Utah State Bar
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
A Fluid Transaction: Buying and Selling Water Rights
The Advocate (Idaho State Bar)
Speaking Engagements
Special Considerations in Farm & Ranch Transactions, National Business Institute
Mitigation in Practice: Challenges and Strategies, Law Seminars International
The Supreme Court Speaks: Conjunctive Management Update, Idaho Water Users Association
Water Court Pros & Cons, Henry's Fork Watershed Council
Mitigation Plans Past & Present, Groundwater Hydrology, Law & Mitigation Seminar
Water Rights 101, Citizens Law Academy
Understanding Land Descriptions, Citizens Law Academy
Contact & Map
Racine Olson
Pocatello Office
201 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
USA
Telephone: (208) 232-6101
Fax: (208) 232-6109