About Us

River Oaks has established a national reputation in litigation consulting, drafting, negotiating and finalizing agreements. We have been involved in a multitude of projects involving voluminous document review. We also have extensive experience in reviewing Discovery, leases, surveys, site-related documents, Right-of-Way Agreements, and cell tower and facilities ordinances. The principals of River Oaks have had their work published, and they are speakers at local, regional and national conferences.

Mr. Thomas Duchen, President of River Oaks, has Complex Litigation, Transactional, wireless, cable, Intellectual Property and telecommunications experience. Mr. Duchen is a 1978 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and holds a B.A. from Tulane University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. Since the formation of River Oaks in 1987, he has worked on a variety of issues throughout the United States, including projects in states such as Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri, North Dakota, Nevada, Illinois, Washington, California and New York. Mr. Duchen has significant experience in team management, negotiating agreements, due diligence and document review, has been an expert witness, and is a speaker at seminars and conferences.

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Mr. Robert Duchen, Vice President of River Oaks, also has Complex Litigation, Transactional, extensive wireless, cable, Intellectual Property and telecommunications experience. Mr. Duchen is a 1978 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and holds a B.A. from Tulane University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa. He has worked in states throughout the country, such as Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Maryland and South Carolina. Mr. Duchen also has significant experience in team management, negotiating agreements, needs ascertainments, and is a speaker at seminars and conferences.

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EXPERIENCE

The following is a list of some of the communities where River Oaks has worked on various projects:

Arizona: Lake Havasu City

California: Beverly Hills, Culver City, Gardena, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Inglewood, Lomita, West Hollywood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Hermosa Beach, Bellflower, Torrance and Santa Monica

Colorado: Denver, Greater Metro Telecommunications Consortium (23 communities in suburban Denver), Aurora, Boulder, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Greeley, Greenwood Village, Aspen, Pitkin County, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Mt. Crested Butte, Dillon, Longmont, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Loveland, Louisville, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Eagle County, Frisco, Silverthorne, Summit County and Southern Colorado Educational Television Consortium

Idaho: Moscow

Illinois: Chicago, Chicago Suburban Area Communities, Baldwin, Beecher City, Rantoul, Keyesport, Clinton County, Bond County and Randolph County

Indiana: Gary, Columbus, and Bloomington

Iowa: Hornick, Bronson, Hancock, Smithland, Magnolia, Little Sioux, College Springs, Winterset, Rodney, Wiota, Ricketts, Coin, Braddyville, Shambaugh and Oto

Kansas: Overland Park

Louisiana: Ruston

Maryland: Rockville, Hagerstown, Carroll County, Frederick County, Charles County and Washington County

Minnesota: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minneapolis/St. Paul Suburban Area (22 Communities), Freeport, St. Stephen, Augusta, Clear Lake, Becker, Freeborn, Palmer Township, Pierz Township, Geneva Township, Newry Township, Moscow Township, Hollandale, Hartland, Genola, Mazeppa and Wanamingo

Missouri: St. Louis Metropolitan Area, Jamestown, Barnard, Cleveland, Morrisville, Elmo, Nodaway County, Polk County, Fillmore and Clearmont

Montana: Miles City

Nebraska: Holdrege, Lincoln, Kearney, South Sioux City, Lancaster County, Beatrice, Craig and Holdrege

Nevada: Clark County (Las Vegas Area)

New Mexico: Albuquerque

New York: Buffalo Metropolitan Area (Tonawanda and Kenmore) and Hyde Park

Ohio: Aurora, Silver Lake, Hudson Township, Northfield Center Township, Reminderville, Sagamore Hills Township, Stow, Twinsburg Township, Mogadore, Tallmadge, Akron, Canton, Gahanna, Youngstown, Springfield Township, Barberton, Hudson, Macedonia, Doylestown and Orrville

Oregon: Portland Suburban Area (16 Communities), Corvallis and Clackamas County

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Chambersburg

South Carolina: Mauldin

Washington: Seattle, Everett, Tacoma Metropolitan Area (15 Communities), University Place, Snohomish, Monroe, Lake Stevens, Sultan, Poulsbo, Thurston, Bainbridge Island, Mill Creek, Kent, Bellevue, Kirkland, Vancouver/Clark County, Vancouver School District, Skagit County, Federal Way, Marysville, Redmond, Woodinville, Pierce County, Pullman and a Washington Consortium (Burien, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Medina, Newcastle and Normandy Park)

Wisconsin: Milwaukee, Linden Township, Lyndon Station, Wauzeka, Patch Grove, Rock Springs, North Freedom, La Valle, Cobb, Highland, Wonewoc, Blue Mounds, Barneveld, Hollandale, Linden, Dodgeville, Mineral Point, Cassville, Dickeyville, Montfort and Livingston

Wyoming: Gillette and Cody