In order for a landowner to develop natural resources such as timber, wind, or oil and gas, he must necessarily have proper legal access to those areas of his property where these natural resources are located.
There are times when securing proper access involves intensive negotiation and/or litigation with adjacent property owners and companies to obtain a right of access. Once proper access is secured, however, landowners must be vigilant in enforcing their rights. Often, access may become physically blocked by a neighbor or damaged by a developer. The property owner must then enforce the access rights or risk losing those rights.
The attorney’s at Colligan Law have extensive experience negotiating and litigating cases involving access rights such as easements and rights of way.