Sutherland’s experience in domestic and international natural resources benefits clients in the execution of investments and operating strategies.
Natural resources play a vital role in both the United States and global economies. Demographic trends will make natural resources even more important in the coming decades. At Sutherland, we have represented participants in the natural resources sector since opening our doors nearly 90 years ago. Our clients are timber, forest products, water, aggregates and agribusiness companies, as well as landowners, land managers, investment funds, investors and lenders in all facets of their businesses.
In recent years, we have become very active in mergers and acquisitions, capital formation and other transactions involving natural resources assets, as transactional activity in these areas has grown.
Our Natural Resources Practice is comprised of four primary areas: timber, water, aggregates and agribusiness. In each of these areas, we offer the full range of legal services necessary to serve our clients.
Practical solutions. We work with our clients and all other parties to get deals done in a timely manner. We strive to beat deadlines, not just meet them.
Wide-ranging client base. We represent all segments of the industry, including landowners, land managers, investment funds, investors and lenders.
Business sense. In addition to our complex transaction experience, we are fully versed in the day-to-day operations of our clients’ businesses and how this affects their overall strategies.
International scope. We assist both foreign investors pursuing and structuring U.S. investments and U.S. investors pursuing and structuring foreign investments.
Personal service, firm-wide resources. We assign a partner to each transaction, so that clients always know who to call with questions and concerns. But we also have the strength of more than 400 attorneys when our clients need more assistance.
Regulatory guidance. We understand the regulatory challenges presented by operating in local markets, including environmental, permitting and zoning issues.
Nuts and Bolts
Clients trust Sutherland for advice on strategic, complex transactions in the natural resources space.
Sutherland assists client to form international joint venture with agricultural properties in five countries.
We represented a large insurance company in forming an international joint venture to acquire properties in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Argentina. Subsequently, the venture was converted into an international agribusiness investment fund.
Sutherland advises on acquisition of 104,000 contiguous acres of Belize timberland.
To double our client's holdings in Belize, Sutherland advised on the acquisition of 104,000 contiguous Belize timberland acres.
Sutherland counsels United States Filter Corporation on nearly 150 M&A deals.
Sutherland served as primary U.S. mergers and acquisitions counsel for United States Filter Corporation, which at the time was the world's largest and fastest growing water and wastewater management company. Sutherland completed more than 150 acquisitions and dispositions for this client over a 15-year period.
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§ “Diversity at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP” to “Diversity at Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP”
§ “Diversity” section:
o The firm’s emphasis on diversity is reflected in numerous ways throughout the firm, such as the manner in which we recruit lawyers and other employees, our work-life policies and our professional service efforts. We have been recognized for our achievements in diversity. More importantly, we understand the significant role a diverse community plays in the firm's growth and development.
§ “Our Awards and Recognitions” section:
o Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP continues to be recognized for its efforts to promote diversity in the workplace and in the legal profession. In 2016 we were named a “Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality,” having earned a perfect 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, and we also were ranked a Top 100 Firm for Minority Attorneys by Law360. In addition, the firm was awarded the Gold Standard Certification for the fifth consecutive year by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum.
§ “Our Commitment” section:
o Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is committed to promoting diversity within the firm and in the legal profession. We believe that diverse skills, knowledge and viewpoints make us a stronger, more productive law firm. We hire and promote qualified lawyers and other professionals regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. We understand that diversity enhances our value to clients by allowing us to staff our client teams with professionals who possess broad experiences and a spectrum of perspectives.
o Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP has a cross-office Diversity Committee with responsibility for supporting and enhancing our firm culture. Our committee has helped coordinate and lead a number of efforts to advance diversity within our firm and the community. Affinity groups at the firm serve as support networks for attorneys of color; women lawyers; and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender attorneys.
o We are committed to working with our clients as they pursue the common goal of a professional workplace where opportunity is available to all.