T. Hethe Clark


T. Hethe Clark,


Hethe Clark has significant experience in guiding clients through varied land-use approvals, from small subdivisions to large planned-unit developments and conditional use permits for various commercial operators. Mr. Clark’s real-estate practice includes drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, residential and commercial leases, easements, restrictive covenants, and homeowners’ association documents. He also represents landowners in oil and gas leasing matters.

Mr. Clark assists clients with business formation, acquisition, and licensing matters, including liquor and alcohol beverage licensing.

Mr. Clark also has an active litigation practice, supporting clients in a variety of litigation settings, including petitions for judicial review, administrative hearings, and matters before all Idaho courts.

  • Duke University, B.A. (Political Science: International Relations), 2002
  • Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., 2005

2005, Idaho; 2013, U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota

  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers 
  • Idaho State Bar Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • American Inn of Court No. 130 (2006-08)
  • Board of Directors, Boise Elevated
  • Board of Directors, Idaho Smart Growth
  • Chair, Idaho State Bar Real Property Section (2015-16) (current At-Large Committee Member)
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, The Advocate (publication of the Idaho State Bar) (2010-14)
  • Idaho State Bar Real Property Section Forms Revision Committee
  • Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Boise Alumni Association (Class of 2014)
  • Idaho State Bar Service Award Recipient (2017)
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers (2019 Inductee)
  • Recognized in Chambers USA for Real Estate and Land Use expertise
  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (Land Use & Zoning; Real Estate (2018-Present))
  • Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year for Land Use and Zoning (Boise) (2021)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® (Real Estate (2021)); (Rising Star” for Real Estate Law (2014, 2015))
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Darla Williamson (Fourth District, State of Idaho) (2005-06)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Washington University Global Studies Law Review (2004-05)
  • Mary Collier Hitchcock Prize for Outstanding Writing on Washington University Global Studies Law Review (2005)
  • Real Property and Land Use Case Update, Fourth District Bar Association Spring Case Review, (Yearly, 2016 – Present)
  • Handling Your First or Next Real Estate Case, Idaho Law Foundation Seminar, March 13, 2019 (Co-Presenter with Hilary Vaughn)
  • Initiatives and Referenda, Idaho Land Title Association Education Seminar, March 8, 2019
  • Initiatives and Referenda in Idaho Land Use Law, Idaho State Bar Real Property Section Monthly CLE, December 5, 2018 (Co-Presenter with Geoff Wardle)
  • Final Plat Review Process Update and Easement Law for Surveyors, Idaho Society of Professional Surveyors Conference, March 2, 2018
  • Identifying, Classifying, and Locating Easements, Halfmoon Education Inc., July 11, 2017
  • Planning and Public Finance Law Update, American Planning Association Idaho Mini-Conference, May 17, 2017 (co-presenter with Geoff Wardle and Matt Parks)
  • Real Estate Outlook, Recent Legislation and Cases, and Traps for the Unwary, TitleOne Commercial Forum, June 9, 2016
  • Implied Easements, Idaho State Bar Real Property Section Monthly CLE, April 1, 2015
  • Identifying, Classifying, and Locating Easements, Halfmoon Education Inc., March 17, 2015
  • The Basics of Oil & Gas Leases, Idaho Land Title Association Education Seminar, March 5, 2015
  • Real Estate Contract Issues: Common Problems and Cures, Idaho Broker’s Council,  January 27, 2015
  • Planning Law: Recent Legislation and Energy Update Session, American Planning Association Idaho Mini-Conference,  May 2, 2014
  • Organizer, Idaho State Bar Real Property Section Annual CLE, Real Estate Development Fundamentals: How to Build Rome, Described in One Day, February 28, 2014
  • Headline News – 2013: Real Estate and Land Use Law, Idaho Law Foundation CLE, December 6, 2013
  • Recent Trends in Idaho Land Use Law, Idaho State Bar Real Property Section Annual CLE (Co-Presenter with JoAnn Butler), February 2012
  • Judicial Review after Burns Holdings and Taylor: A Review and Discussion Regarding Availability of Judicial Review after Recent Land-Use Cases, Idaho State Bar Government Section Monthly CLE, February 2010
  • Recent Idaho Supreme Court Land-Use Decisions: A Review and a Discussion of Impacts on Judicial Review in Land-Use Proceedings, Idaho State Bar Real Estate Section Monthly CLE, June 2009

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