Nathan G. Smith

(509) 252-2690
Of Counsel
(509) 747-4545 Fax
Nathan.Smith@KutakRock.com

Mr. Smith primarily practices in the areas of real estate, land use, water and environmental law.

His real estate practice includes sales and acquisitions, leasing, management, and operations through either drafting, negotiating, or reviewing purchase and sale agreements, leases, and development agreements on behalf of clients in all industries. Mr. Smith also has experience in all facets of condominium and homeowners association law.

Mr. Smith’s water rights practice focuses on the sale, exchange and transfer of water rights. In addition, Mr. Smith has experience representing public and private entities in the protection of their water and the development of water banks for the mitigation of prospective uses.

Mr. Smith’s land use and environmental law practice incudes clients in the forest products/timber, mineral, ski facility and agricultural industries in the development of their property for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes. He has significant experience in regulatory issues for property owners and governmental entities in addressing compliance with Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act, Shoreline Management Act, Growth Management Act, Clean Air Act, and Model Toxics Control Act. Mr. Smith has also assisted clients on issues involving the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA, and RCRA.

Presentations

  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Mid-year Meeting, "Supercharging Access to Housing - Developing the tools of the Revised Code of Washington," Speaker, 2016.
  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section Mid-Year Meeting, Co-Chair, 2015.
  • Lorman Education Services, "SEPA: State Environmental Policy Act Administrative and Judicial Appeals," Speaker, 2014.
  • Spokane-Kootenai Real Estate Rental Committee, The Real Estate Report, “Protecting the Vested, The Uncertainty Surrounding Spokane County’s UGA Expansion,” Author, 2013.
  • The Seminar Group, Real Estate Development, “City and State Permitting and Zoning Considerations With a Look at Water and other Environmental Factors,” Speaker, 2013.
  • Washington State Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Mid-Year Meeting, "Ethics," Speaker, 2012.
  • Washington Association of Sewer and Water Districts Commissioners’ Workshop, Speaker, 2012.
  • Washington State Bar Association Environmental and Land Use Law Section Mid-Year Meeting, Co-Chair, 2010.