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Timber Industry


Timber Industry

A small sample of our timber industry experience includes:

  • Representing clients around the world in connection with large sophisticated purchase and sale transactions involving a wide variety of legal and operational issues unique to timberlands.
  • Representing clients in connection with domestic and international forest products facilities.
  • Representing financial institutions in connection with solutions such as structured finance.
  • Advising high-net-worth individual and institutional (e.g., pension fund, REIT) investors in all aspects of creating and operating foreign and domestic investment funds.
  • Assisting clients in planning for exempt investors.
  • Counseling clients regarding depletion issues.
  • Advising clients in connection with pass-through vehicles.
  • Representing clients considering deferral opportunities.
  • Assisting clients with charitable contributions.
  • Representing clients in connection with land and timber allocations.
  • Advising clients regarding losses due to infestation and other natural causes.
  • Representing TIMOs in corporate and real estate transactions, capital formation and investment agreement negotiations.
  • Advising TIMOs regarding management and compliance matters.
  • Negotiating wood and fiber supply agreements, partnership agreements and asset acquisitions.
  • Preparing and negotiating supply agreements for energy plantations and biomass projects.
  • Counseling providers and owners of woody feedstock and operators of biomass energy facilities.

Thompson Hine counsels clients in the timber, forest products and woody biomass energy industries, representing a broad spectrum of clients, including:

  • Financial institutions and other lenders
  • Forest management companies
  • Institutional, governmental and private timberland investors and owners
  • Owners, developers  and operators of biomass pellet energy facilities
  • Paper and forest products companies
  • Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Timberland investment management organizations (TIMOs)
  • Suppliers of woody feedstock