Timber Law

Our timber attorneys routinely advise clients in connection with negotiating timberland purchase and sale agreements, loan agreements and related documentation, conservation easements, timber deeds, timber management contracts and wood supply agreements. With the help of attorneys from our Environmental/Natural Resources Law Group, our timber attorneys advise clients on the often complex environmental and endangered species issues facing timberland owners. Consulting with our antitrust attorneys, the timber group also, assists clients acquiring large timberland tracts in analyzing and complying with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.

The following is a representative list of major timberland transactions which Smith, Gambrell & Russell attorneys have closed:

  • Acquisition of 900,000 fee and leasehold acres in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas
  • Acquisition of 500,000 acres of fee lands in Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Acquisition of 900,000 acres in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee
  • Acquisition of 370,000 fee acres and 34,000 leasehold acres in Alabama
  • Acquisition of 280,000 fee acres in Virginia
  • Acquisition of 95,000 fee acres in Mississippi and 400 leasehold acres in Alabama
  • Acquisition of 160,000 fee acres in California, Oregon, Mississippi and North Carolina
  • Acquisition of 280,000 fee acres and 30,000 leasehold acres in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Alabama and Mississippi
  • Acquisition of 225,000 fee acres in Oklahoma and Arkansas
  • Acquisition of 440,000 fee acres in Maine
  • Acquisition of 56,000 fee acres and 5,000 leasehold acres in Louisiana and Texas
  • $8,963,000 loan for acquisition of approximately 4,007 acres in Georgia
  • $65,000,000 loan for acquisition of approximately 67,875 fee acres in Alabama and Georgia and approximately 11,100 leasehold acres in Alabama and Georgia
  • $22,300,000 loan for acquisition of approximately 17,777 acres in Georgia
  • $22,000,000 loan for acquisition in Georgia