Thomas J. Budge

Thomas J. Budge

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

University of Idaho
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Idaho State University
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Professional Experience
Racine Olson
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
Overachievers Under 40
Southeast Idaho Business Review
CASA Attorney of the Year for the Sixth Judicial District
10.0 Lawyer Rating
AV Preeminent
Professional Associations
Idaho State Bar
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Utah State Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Environmental Law
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Thomas J. Budge's Website Profile
Racine Olson Website
Idaho Law Blog
Contact & Map
Racine Olson
Pocatello Office
201 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Telephone: (208) 232-6101
Fax: (208) 232-6109