Entitlement & Environmental Review Litigation

If our clients’ project entitlements are challenged in litigation, we aggressively defend them in court.  Often, the context of the litigation is a challenge to a project’s environmental impact report (EIR), negative declaration or environmental impact statement (EIS).  Our litigation teams regularly represent clients in trial court proceedings challenging compliance with CEQA and NEPA and raising other legal issues as well as in federal and state appellate courts.  Recent engagements have included the defense of residential subdivisions, rezoning and general plan amendments, and use permits for commercial, institutional and residential projects.