Practices

Practice Group Details

Environmental, Land Use, and Natural Resources

The Environmental, Land Use and Natural Resources Group draws upon the wealth of experience of our attorneys across the firm’s various practice groups. Our interdisciplinary approach provides comprehensive representation on the myriad of federal and state environmental, land use, and natural resource issues confronting our public and private sector clients. 

The Group has substantial experience representing clients at both the federal and state level in regulatory compliance, administrative actions, and litigation in virtually every sector of federal and state environmental, land use, and natural resource law.

The Group also is uniquely positioned to address clients’ projects, whether large or small, on every phase – from idea, to planning, to implementation, to successful conclusion. Whether you are faced with an environmental, planning, land use, NEPA, CEQA, water, contract, or funding issue, we can assist you in effectively and efficiently achieving your goal.

Environmental, Land Use, and Natural Resources Services

  • Guidance on compliance with federal, state, and local air, water, solid waste, hazardous waste and hazardous substances requirements
  • Prosecuting and defending property and groundwater contamination claims at the state and federal level, including CERCLA Superfund actions, RCRA enforcement actions, and related state claims
  • Guidance on Clean Water Act compliance and related state laws, including federal, state, and local waste discharge and storm water compliance and litigation
  • Guidance on Clean Air Act requirements and related state laws, including representation before state and local air agencies
  • Defense in administrative actions and civil and enforcement actions before the various state and local agencies
  • Defense in environmental criminal actions
  • Counseling on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, including public outreach, formation of groundwater sustainability agencies, formation of Joint Powers Authority, administrative hearing process, and compliance with the constitutional fee provisions of Propositions 218 and 26.
  • Counseling on the purchase and sale of environmentally impaired properties
  • Counseling on school siting
  • Counseling on asbestos abatement procedures and defense of claimed violations
  • Endangered Species Act compliance and defense
  • Proposition 65 compliance and defense
  • Environmental insurance coverage
  • Toxic tort defense
  • Counseling on property acquisition, development and disposition, including NEPA, CEQA, land use, planning, zoning, and historic preservation
  • Assistance with development agreements
  • Counseling on public and private construction contracts and related issues
  • Assistance on Coastal Act matters
  • Assistance with water rights and public trust
  • Solid waste franchising