Energy + Infrastructure

Natural Resource Protection

Farella assists companies manage their impact on the natural resources of their facilities’ environment. Many of our clients tread into undeveloped regions affecting the flora and fauna in new ways, while other clients require support to cleanup historic Superfund-type sites and redevelop environmentally compromised property.  In these highly regulated environments, we have the depth and breadth of experience to provide appropriate teams for any engagement, small or large, including the most complex, multi-party, high-stakes and sensitive development, redevelopment or litigation matters.

We are trial attorneys, advocates and counselors and are known throughout the industry for our responsiveness and commitment to our clients’ interests.  Our environmental, land use, renewable energy, real estate and project development practices and lawyers are highly ranked by entities such as Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation and various “Top” or “Best of” lists.

“They are excellent – responsive, experienced and helpful.  Farella has solid environmental practice group with real depth in experience.”

Chambers USA 2019

Farella’s well-known reputation with regulatory decision-makers is demonstrated through mutual respect and our ability to develop unique, well-supported strategies that achieve our clients’ objectives within appropriate regulatory frameworks.  Our extensive cross-discipline natural resource expertise enables us to offer multi-disciplinary teams to provide the most appropriate experience for any engagement or specialized assignment.  A few areas to specifically highlight in our natural resource experience:

  • Air, water and hazardous waste
  • Regulatory due diligence (e.g., NEPA, CEQA and land use) in project development and business and real estate transactions
  • Superfund, natural resource, and cost recovery litigation
  • Wetlands and endangered species
  • Citizen suits and private attorneys general actions
  • Civil and criminal enforcement actions and internal investigations

Firm Highlights

News

Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2023 New Partner Class

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Publication

Federal and California Taxpayer Relief: Reprieve From Wet Winter Weather

2023 started California off with weather that escapes recent memory. Rain, snow, and surf seemed unrelenting for the first two weeks of January. While this spell of winter storms has brought snow to our...

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Jaya Bajaj Named to Lawyers of Color Hot List 2022

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Publication

Under FTC’s New Proposed Rule, Employers Will No Longer Be Able to Rely on Noncompete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a rule that would prohibit the use of noncompete agreements in employment contracts. Noncompete agreements prevent employees and independent contractors from pursuing certain forms of employment &ndash...

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Event

Plastics and Recyclability Claims

Elisabeth Dorsi is moderating the plenary session "Plastics and Recyclability Claims" at the ABA’s 2023 Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees’ Joint Regional CLE Program. Session Overview: This panel will discuss the...

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Publication

Privacy Policy Best Practices for Nonprofits

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . I’m happy to have my colleague Nate Garhart back for a discussion on privacy laws and how they affect website content development and online...

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California’s New Pay Transparency Law

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . Every January brings a slew of new laws that take effect at the federal and state level, and it seems that there are...

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Event

Wage Transparency: Current and Future Requirements for Employers

Holly Sutton is speaking at the session "Wage Transparency: Current and Future Requirements for Employers" at HR West's 2023 conference. Session Overview: The session will address the current wage transparency posting and reporting requirements for California employers and related...

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Event

Bisnow: East Bay State of the Market

CJ Higley will moderate the panel "Tenant Activity, Creative Deal Structures, and Smart Investments Opportunities & Meeting Never-Ending Demand for Industrial Space" at Bisnow's annual “East Bay State of the Market" event. Click  here  for more information...

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News

Discovery Builders Wins Complete Defense Ruling at Trial

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel secured a complete defense victory at trial on behalf of developer Discovery Builders, Inc. and co-defendants in a lawsuit by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office in...

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