Environmental Law & Natural Resources

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Preserving the environment while attempting to accommodate a growing population requires legal knowledge, regulatory finesse and the ability strategize, litigate and negotiate to overcome many hurdles. 

Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Environmental Law & Natural Resources practice is a nationally recognized leader in advising both public agency and private clients on the maze of legal, regulatory and political challenges they face. From sustainability and clean technologies to water conservation projects, recycling facilities, air emissions concerns and a host of other issues, BB&K helps clients resolve environmental concerns, enabling them to move their projects forward and plan for the future. 

Regulatory Compliance 
Our environmental attorneys are adept at managing the interplay of environmental laws, including the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, state and federal clean water, clean air and endangered species acts, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Reliability Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Natural Community Conservation Planning Act, among others. With long-standing, effective working relationships with the federal and state agencies that administer these laws, we can streamline assessment reviews, efficiently and cost-effectively obtaining necessary approvals and permits.

Whether a development project involves water rights, water quality, endangered species, air quality or hazardous materials or another environmental issue, we have the regulatory, transactional and litigation experience to resolve matters so that our clients can meet their land use goals while protecting the environment and assuring compliance with all legal requirements and regulatory restrictions. 

Strategic Guidance
We provide practical strategies to both public entity clients, such as cities and water districts, and private entities, including landowners and developers. We assist with: 

  • CEQA and NEPA documentation, including environmental impact reports and environmental impact statements
  • Conservation easements
  • Establishing habitat conservation plans  
  • Government relations and advocacy
  • Land use, zoning and entitlements 
  • Phase I, II and III site audits
  • Pre-project planning and strategy and determination of the required environmental review
  • Project siting, permitting and approvals
  • Remediation
  • Risk management 
  • Solar and other renewable energy proposals and projects
  • Telecommunications projects
  • Water rights, supply and quality
  • Wetlands restrictions 


A Leader on Water Issues 
BB&K is counsel of choice for public agencies that collectively provide water to more than two-thirds of California’s population. Our water law reputation is so substantial that we have brokered water rights disputes between states and have developed water policies internationally. 

Environmental Litigation
With so many competing interests, disputes often arise regarding development of lands and the use of limited natural resources. BB&K’s Environmental Litigation team is among the strongest and most experienced teams in the nation, handling precedent-setting litigation in the defense of environmental project approvals in court and asserting and defending our clients’ interests before the Environmental Protection Agency, the California Public Utilities Commission, the State Water Resources Control Board, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, land use authorities and other local, state and federal agencies. 

How Can Government Relations Help You?

Environmental, water, telecommunications and transportation projects by both public agencies and businesses can benefit from our advocacy services. Let us help you be heard!

Learn more about BB&K's Government Relations services.

Jason M. Ackerman

Jason M. Ackerman

Partner

(951) 826-8428

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | California Public Utilities Commission | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Steve M. Anderson

Steve M. Anderson

Partner

(951) 826-8279

Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | General & Special Counsel | Special Districts | Water
Rebecca Andrews

Rebecca Andrews

Associate

(619) 525-1392

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Water Quality
Sigrid K. Asmundson

Sigrid K. Asmundson

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2853

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Ryan Baron

Ryan Baron

Of Counsel

(949) 263-6568

Areas of Focus: Air Quality | Municipal | Renewable Energy | Special Districts | Water Quality
Russell G. Behrens

Russell G. Behrens

Partner

(949) 263-6569

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | General & Special Counsel | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
Dakotah Griscom Benjamin

Dakotah Griscom Benjamin

Associate

(925) 977-3330

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Water | Water Quality | Water Rights
Joseph P. Byrne

Joseph P. Byrne

Partner

(213) 617-7496

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Janet E. Coleson

Janet E. Coleson

Partner

(925) 977-3319

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
John C.  Cotti

John C. Cotti

Partner

(310) 643-8448

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Elections | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law
Amanda E. Daams

Amanda E. Daams

Associate

(951) 826-8236

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Water
Piero C. Dallarda

Piero C. Dallarda

Partner

(951) 826-8338

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Special Districts
Paula C. P. de Sousa Mills

Paula C. P. de Sousa Mills

Partner

(619) 525-1328

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Syrus Devers

Syrus Devers

Director of Governmental Affairs

(916) 329-3681

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Telecommunications
Christopher J. Diaz

Christopher J. Diaz

Partner

(925) 977-3309

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal | Special Districts
Scott Ditfurth

Scott Ditfurth

Partner

(951) 826-8209

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Transportation
Jeffrey V. Dunn

Jeffrey V. Dunn

Partner

(949) 263-2616

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
Jeffry F. Ferre

Jeffry F. Ferre

Partner

(951) 826-8271

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Sarah Christopher Foley

Sarah Christopher Foley

Associate

(213) 787-2560

Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Quality | Water Rights
John D. Freshman

John D. Freshman

Senior Director of Governmental Affairs*

(202) 370-5301

Areas of Focus: Air Quality | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Hazardous Waste | Water
Guillermo A. Frias

Guillermo A. Frias

Of Counsel

(213) 787-2575

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Finance | Special Districts
Eric L. Garner

Eric L. Garner

Partner

(213) 787-2561

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Rights
Howard Golub

Howard Golub

Of Counsel

(925) 977-3323

Areas of Focus: Business | California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Mergers & Acquisitions | Renewable Energy
Shawn D. Hagerty

Shawn D. Hagerty

Partner

(619) 525-1327

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Quality
Robert Hargreaves

Robert Hargreaves

Partner

(760) 837-1604

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Renewable Energy | Water
James R. Hobson

James R. Hobson

Of Counsel

(202) 370-5305

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Public Safety | Telecommunications
John H. Holloway

John H. Holloway

Partner

(213) 617-7495

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Elizabeth W. Hull

Elizabeth W. Hull

Partner

(949) 263-2608

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
Tammy L. Ingram

Tammy L. Ingram

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8343

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Kira Johnson

Kira Johnson

Water Policy Analyst

(213) 787-2556

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Water | Water Quality | Water Rights
Gail A. Karish

Gail A. Karish

Partner

(213) 617-7491

Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal | Public Safety | Public-Private Partnerships | Telecommunications
Gregg W. Kettles

Gregg W. Kettles

Partner

(310) 643-8448

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Kandice L. Kim

Kandice L. Kim

Associate

(949) 263-2613

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Miles B.H. Krieger

Miles B.H. Krieger

Associate

(951) 826-8215

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal | Special Districts | Water
Lauren Langer

Lauren Langer

Partner

(310) 643-8448

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Water
Heather B. Lee

Heather B. Lee

Of Counsel

(925) 977-3320

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Todd R. Leishman

Todd R. Leishman

Of Counsel

(949) 263-6576

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Arthur L. Littleworth

Arthur L. Littleworth

Partner

(951) 826-8207

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Special Districts | Water Rights
Jennifer J. Lynch

Jennifer J. Lynch

Associate

(949) 263-6580

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Marco A. Martinez

Marco A. Martinez

Partner

(949) 263-6582

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Public-Private Partnerships
Heather A. McCoy

Heather A. McCoy

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8212

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation
Andre Monette

Andre Monette

Partner

(619) 525-1374

Areas of Focus: Education Law | Environmental Litigation | Water | Water Quality
Stefanie Morris

Stefanie Morris

Partner

(916) 551-2828

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Rights
Joshua Nelson

Joshua Nelson

Partner

(916) 551-2859

Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Fees, Taxes & Assessments | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Telecommunications
Michelle Ouellette

Michelle Ouellette

Partner

(951) 826-8373

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Sarah E. Owsowitz

Sarah E. Owsowitz

Of Counsel

(925) 977-3308

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Renewable Energy | Water
Christopher Pisano

Christopher Pisano

Partner

(213) 617-7492

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Municipal | Public Agency Litigation
Glen W. Price

Glen W. Price

Partner

(951) 826-8314

Areas of Focus: Business | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Intellectual Property | Real Estate | Renewable Energy | Special Districts
Lindsay D. Puckett

Lindsay D. Puckett

Partner

(619) 525-1378

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Water
Matthew Richardson

Matthew Richardson

Partner

(949) 263-6562

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law
Michael T. Riddell

Michael T. Riddell

Partner

(951) 826-8210

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Danielle G. Sakai

Danielle G. Sakai

Partner

(951) 826-8328

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Charity B. Schiller

Charity B. Schiller

Partner

(951) 826-8223

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Special Districts | Water
Ana D. Schwab

Ana D. Schwab

Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs*

(202) 370-5311

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Ward H. Simmons

Ward H. Simmons

Of Counsel

(951) 826-8366

Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Ann M. Siprelle

Ann M. Siprelle

Partner

(916) 551-2834

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Andrew M. Skanchy

Andrew M. Skanchy

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2854

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Harriet A. Steiner

Harriet A. Steiner

Partner

(916) 551-2821

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Fees, Taxes & Assessments | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Telecommunications
Gene Tanaka

Gene Tanaka

Partner

(925) 977-3301

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Public Agency Litigation | Water
Kara K. Ueda

Kara K. Ueda

Partner

(916) 551-2822

Areas of Focus: Elections | Environmental Litigation | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Ethan J. Walsh

Ethan J. Walsh

Partner

(916) 551-2825

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction
Roderick E. Walston

Roderick E. Walston

Of Counsel

(925) 977-3304

Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Water
Kevin Wang

Kevin Wang

Associate

(916) 551-2095

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Wendy Y. Wang

Wendy Y. Wang

Of Counsel

(213) 787-2554

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts | Water
Sophie A. Wenzlau

Sophie A. Wenzlau

Associate

(916) 551-2083

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law
Alisha M. Winterswyk

Alisha M. Winterswyk

Partner

(949) 263-6565

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Deborah A. Wordham

Deborah A. Wordham

Of Counsel

(213) 787-2542

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
BB&K Event Apr 24, 2018

The Bill is Due: Now What? Infrastructure, Pensions and the Environment

A BB&K Premier Event

Event Apr 21-22, 2018

Telecommunications, Disaster Planning and Clean Water Act Updates

IMLA Mid-Year Seminar

Event Apr 17, 2018

Does a Federal Reserved Right to Surface Water Extend to Groundwater?

ABA Water Law Conference

San Diego Super Lawyers 2018
Press Releases Apr 13, 2018

San Diego Super Lawyers 2018

Five BB&K Attorneys Recognized on Annual List

Event Apr 11, 2018

Understanding Community Choice Energy and Its Opportunities

OC Clean Power

Event Apr 8-11, 2018

Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law

International Bar Association

Jenkins & Hogin Joins Forces with Best Best & Krieger
Press Releases Apr 2, 2018

Jenkins & Hogin Joins Forces with Best Best & Krieger

Combination Creates Municipal Law Powerhouse Committed to Public Service

BB&K Irvine Office Climbs Higher on Top Law Firms List
Press Releases Mar 30, 2018

BB&K Irvine Office Climbs Higher on Top Law Firms List

Firm Ranks No. 37 on Orange County Business Journal Annual List

[WEBINAR] Fairly (or Unfairly?) Traceable: Are Discharges Through Groundwater Subject to the Clean Water Act?
Videos Mar 29, 2018

[WEBINAR] Fairly (or Unfairly?) Traceable: Are Discharges Through Groundwater Subject to the Clean Water Act?

BB&K Webinar Mar 29, 2018

Fairly (or Unfairly Traceable?) Traceable: Are Discharges Through Groundwater Subject to the Clean Water Act?

BB&K Free Webinar

Event Mar 25, 2018

2018 AEP State Conference

Association of Environmental Professionals

Debating an Environmental Water Right in California
BB&K In the News Mar 22, 2018

Debating an Environmental Water Right in California

Managing Partner Eric L. Garner Interviewed by the Water Education Foundation

[WEBINAR] Update on the California Environmental Quality Act: What’s New for 2018
Videos Mar 7, 2018

[WEBINAR] Update on the California Environmental Quality Act: What’s New for 2018

BB&K Environmental and Special Districts Law Webinar Series

BB&K Webinar Mar 6, 2018

What’s New in Environmental and Special Districts Law

BB&K Free Webinar Series

Event Mar 5, 2018

Making Sense of a New Landscape in California Land Use Law and Policy

Argent's 2018 California Land Use Law & Policy MCLE Conference

New Laws Part II: 2018 Ushers in Changes to Land-Use, Development Laws
Authored Articles & Publications Mar 1, 2018

New Laws Part II: 2018 Ushers in Changes to Land-Use, Development Laws

PublicCEO

California Water Board Lacks Jurisdiction to Curtail Water Use by Senior Water Rights Holders
Legal Alerts Feb 23, 2018

California Water Board Lacks Jurisdiction to Curtail Water Use by Senior Water Rights Holders

Court Decision on California Water Code Authority

[WEBINAR] Building a Solar Energy Project in 2018
Videos Feb 23, 2018

[WEBINAR] Building a Solar Energy Project in 2018

BB&K Environmental and Special Districts Law Webinar Series

BB&K Event Feb 22, 2018

Community Choice Aggregation

Orange County Council of Governments

Sacramento Business Journal Top Law Firms 2018
Press Releases Feb 14, 2018

Sacramento Business Journal Top Law Firms 2018

BB&K Moves Up Higher on List of Area’s Largest Firms

Federal Infrastructure Outline Released
Legal Alerts Feb 12, 2018

Federal Infrastructure Outline Released

Details Local Agencies Need are Included

Southern California Super Lawyers 2018
Press Releases Feb 8, 2018

Southern California Super Lawyers 2018

Environmental, Public Agency, Litigation and Bankruptcy Partners Recognized

Event Feb 5-6, 2018

Sustainable Groundwater Planning in California

Law Seminars International

Water Law Case Overturned for City
Client Successes Feb 5, 2018

Water Law Case Overturned for City

BB&K Partners Gene Tanaka and Shawn Hagerty Win in California Appellate Court

Decision Could Expand Clean Water Act NPDES Permit Requirements
Legal Alerts Feb 2, 2018

Decision Could Expand Clean Water Act NPDES Permit Requirements

Ninth Circuit Rules in Hawaii Wildlife Fund, et al. v. County of Maui

A Peek Inside the Trump Infrastructure Plan: What Local Government Agencies Should Know
Legal Alerts Jan 31, 2018

A Peek Inside the Trump Infrastructure Plan: What Local Government Agencies Should Know

The State of the Union Address and a Leaked Memo Give the Insight We’ve Been Waiting For

Best in Law: New Prop. 65 Warning Rules Hit Shopkeepers in August
Authored Articles & Publications Jan 28, 2018

Best in Law: New Prop. 65 Warning Rules Hit Shopkeepers in August

Riverside Press-Enterprise

Supreme Court WOTUS Decision Vacates Sixth Circuit Decision
Legal Alerts Jan 22, 2018

Supreme Court WOTUS Decision Vacates Sixth Circuit Decision

District Court Stays and EPA Delay of Rule Implementation Remain in Effect

Event Jan 19, 2018

Planning, Zoning, and Development Law – A Heapin’ Helping of Housing, and So Much More

Land Use Law and Planning Conference 2018 Program

[WEBINAR] Developing FEMA Compliant Procurement Procedures
Videos Jan 18, 2018

[WEBINAR] Developing FEMA Compliant Procurement Procedures

BB&K Environmental and Special Districts Law Webinar Series

Event Jan 12, 2018

Electrification of Port: California as a Case Study

Association of Pacific Ports Winter Conference

2018 California Public Agency Laws – Part II
Legal Alerts Jan 10, 2018

2018 California Public Agency Laws – Part II

Housing and Land Use, Environment, Public Property/Public Works and Economic Development

Five Attorneys Named to Partnership
Press Releases Jan 2, 2018

Five Attorneys Named to Partnership

BB&K Announces Promotions

New California Coastal Laws for 2018
Legal Alerts Dec 21, 2017

New California Coastal Laws for 2018

Development, Accommodations, Sea Rise and Public Access

Dispute Over Lead Testing in School Drinking Water Continues
Legal Alerts Dec 20, 2017

Dispute Over Lead Testing in School Drinking Water Continues

State Water Resources Control Board Says It Will Enforce Permit Amendment

Lawsuit Challenging Local Authority Over Right of Way Dismissed
Client Successes Dec 18, 2017

Lawsuit Challenging Local Authority Over Right of Way Dismissed

Partner Joseph Van Eaton Represents City in Small Cell Placement Dispute

First Amendment Rights of California Public Agencies Affirmed by Appellate Court
Legal Alerts Dec 11, 2017

First Amendment Rights of California Public Agencies Affirmed by Appellate Court

Anti-SLAPP Motion Successful in Dispute

California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Increases CEQA Document Filing Fees
Legal Alerts Dec 11, 2017

California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Increases CEQA Document Filing Fees

Filing Fees for CEQA Notices of Determination Increase Jan. 1

CPUC Reopens TOU Grandfathering Grace Period Eligibility
Legal Alerts Dec 4, 2017

CPUC Reopens TOU Grandfathering Grace Period Eligibility

Public Agencies Must Submit Application by Dec. 31

Proposed “Comprehensive Update” to the State CEQA Guidelines Released
Legal Alerts Dec 1, 2017

Proposed “Comprehensive Update” to the State CEQA Guidelines Released

California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research Proposal Also Addresses SB 743

Event Nov 28, 2017

ACWA Legal Affairs Committee CLE Workshop

Association of California Water Agencies

Two Service Districts Form LAFCO
BB&K In the News Nov 27, 2017

Two Service Districts Form LAFCO

Plumas County News Reports on BB&K Partner Joshua Nelson’s Consolidation Advisement

Event Nov 16, 2017

Groundwater Sustainability Plans, Prevailing Wage Requirements

CARCD's 72nd Annual Conference

Event Nov 16, 2017

Our Thirsty State

AWWEE Conference

Event Nov 13, 2017

The Scott River Litigation

Does the Public Trust Doctrine Apply to Groundwater Extractions?

Water Law Attorney Stefanie Morris Rejoins BB&K
Press Releases Nov 13, 2017

Water Law Attorney Stefanie Morris Rejoins BB&K

She Served Four Years In-House as General Counsel for State Water Contractors

Event Nov 8, 2017

Legal, Policy and Regulatory Opportunities for Managed Recharge

CDFA Public Forum

California Water Providers Must Test for Lead in Local Schools’ Water by Mid-2019
Legal Alerts Nov 6, 2017

California Water Providers Must Test for Lead in Local Schools’ Water by Mid-2019

AB 746 Imposes Requirements for Water Providers and School Districts

Local and National Best Law Firm Recognitions from U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America
Press Releases Nov 1, 2017

Local and National Best Law Firm Recognitions from U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America

BB&K Ranked for a Variety of Areas and Practices on 2018 List

Water to Grow Marijuana in California’s Desert
BB&K In the News Oct 24, 2017

Water to Grow Marijuana in California’s Desert

BB&K Managing Partner Eric Garner Interviewed by Water Deeply

Event Oct 19-22, 2017

26th Annual Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite

State Bar of California Environmental Law Section

The Governor’s Housing Package
Legal Alerts Oct 16, 2017

The Governor’s Housing Package

Affordable Housing Production in California Gets a Boost from Sacramento

Event Oct 14-18, 2017

IMLA's 82nd Annual Conference

International Municipal Lawyers Association

BB&K Attorneys Appointed to State Bar of California Committees
Press Releases Oct 4, 2017

BB&K Attorneys Appointed to State Bar of California Committees

Public, Labor & Employment, Environmental and Insolvency Law Sections

Event Sep 30, 2017

ICAP 2017 Fall Half-Day Educational Conference

Inland Counties Association of Paralegals

Event Sep 28, 2017

CEQA Up in Smoke

AEP San Diego Chapter

Town vs. Gown
Authored Articles & Publications Sep 28, 2017

Town vs. Gown

How Land Use and Environmental Laws Mediate Disputes Between Universities, Colleges and Communities

CEQA Compliance for Commercial Cannabis Business Licensing under MAUCRSA
Legal Alerts Sep 27, 2017

CEQA Compliance for Commercial Cannabis Business Licensing under MAUCRSA

Proposal Open to Comments

Event Sep 26-27, 2017

Growth: The Leadership Conference for Special Districts

2017 CSDA Annual Conference

Event Sep 25, 2017

There’s a Lot Going on in Water Quality Law!

CASQA’s 13th Annual Conference

Event Sep 23, 2017

Capitalizing on our Diversity

APA California Chapter Conference

Event Sep 15, 2017

Energy Consumption Analyses: Remember Appendix F

Law Seminars International

Event Sep 15, 2017

Legal and Policy Considerations of Automated Vehicles: Balancing Innovation and Regulation

The Seminar Group

Event Sep 12, 2017

Planning for the Future in Transportation Innovation, Infrastructure and Policy

AWWEE

Legislature May Expedite CEQA Review for Transportation Projects Connected to 2028 Olympic Games
Legal Alerts Sep 11, 2017

Legislature May Expedite CEQA Review for Transportation Projects Connected to 2028 Olympic Games

Bill Introduced in Advance of Los Angeles Being Awarded the Games This Week

Event Sep 6, 2017

Community Choice Aggregation: Soup to Nuts

Sustain OC Educational Forum

Property Owner to Maintain Public Beach Access Over Coastal Property
Legal Alerts Aug 17, 2017

Property Owner to Maintain Public Beach Access Over Coastal Property

California Court of Appeal Weighs in on California Coastal Act

22 BB&K Attorneys  Earn Spot on Best Lawyers in America 2018 List
Press Releases Aug 15, 2017

22 BB&K Attorneys Earn Spot on Best Lawyers in America 2018 List

Two Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

CEQA Not Preempted in State-Owned Rail Project
Legal Alerts Aug 3, 2017

CEQA Not Preempted in State-Owned Rail Project

California Supreme Court Decision Could Impact High-Speed Rail Project

EPA and Army Corps Propose Reinstating Longstanding WOTUS Definition
Legal Alerts Jul 27, 2017

EPA and Army Corps Propose Reinstating Longstanding WOTUS Definition

Step One in a Two-Step Process to Rescind and Revise the WOTUS Definition Pursuant to an Executive Order

Mid County Parkway Freeway Infrastructure Project Prevails for Second Time
Client Successes Jul 19, 2017

Mid County Parkway Freeway Infrastructure Project Prevails for Second Time

BB&K Attorneys Represent RCTC; Defeat Environmental Challenges

Lead Agencies Need Not (Necessarily) Consider Governor’s Executive Orders When Analyzing Emissions
Legal Alerts Jul 14, 2017

Lead Agencies Need Not (Necessarily) Consider Governor’s Executive Orders When Analyzing Emissions

California Supreme Court Finding Serves as a Key Victory for Public Agencies

Property Owner Forfeited Right to Challenge Coastal Commission Permit by Constructing Seawall
Legal Alerts Jul 10, 2017

Property Owner Forfeited Right to Challenge Coastal Commission Permit by Constructing Seawall

California Supreme Court Decision Applies to Other Development Permits

Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017
Press Releases Jul 7, 2017

Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2017

Congratulations to the Nine BB&K Attorneys on this Year’s Lists

Event Jun 26, 2017

When LAFCO Opinions Collide

Exploring the Unique Perspectives of LAFCO Commissioners, Legal Counsel and Staff

Local Taxes on Non-Indian Possessory Interests in Indian Country OK’d by Court
Client Successes Jun 22, 2017

Local Taxes on Non-Indian Possessory Interests in Indian Country OK’d by Court

BB&K Wins Major Victory for Local Agencies Confirming Authority for Taxation

BB&K In the News Jun 22, 2017

Calif. County Tax On Leased Tribal Lands Gets Judge's OK

Law360 Interviews Partner Rod Walston on Ruling

CEQA Review of Cannabis Regulations
Legal Alerts Jun 21, 2017

CEQA Review of Cannabis Regulations

Comment Period Opens on Draft Program Environmental Impact Report of MCRSA and AUMA

Event Jun 21, 2017

CEQA Attorney's Perspective

ITE & AEP Workshop

Arthur Littleworth Receives Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from La Sierra University
Press Releases Jun 19, 2017

Arthur Littleworth Receives Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from La Sierra University

BB&K Partner Recognized for Contributions to Riverside School Integration

Event Jun 15, 2017

Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District In Lieu Fee Program

CLE International's 4th Annual California Wetlands Conference

New Filing Deadline for JPAs Approaches
Legal Alerts Jun 14, 2017

New Filing Deadline for JPAs Approaches

JPAs Providing Municipal Services Must File with LAFCOs by July 1

Event Jun 12-13, 2017

Coping with Drought, Floods and the New Federal Administration

Argent's 2017 California Water Law & Policy MCLE Conference

Scott Ditfurth Video Bio
Videos Jun 8, 2017

Scott Ditfurth Video Bio

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Five BB&K Attorneys Included on Palm Springs Life 2017 Top Lawyer List
Press Releases Jun 7, 2017

Five BB&K Attorneys Included on Palm Springs Life 2017 Top Lawyer List

Coachella Valley’s Best Lawyers Recognized in Magazine’s Annual List

Community Choice Aggregation and Other Green Job Creators
BB&K In the News Jun 6, 2017

Community Choice Aggregation and Other Green Job Creators

BB&K Attorney Ryan Baron Discusses Green Jobs in California with the Society for Human Resource Management

NEPA Victory for Freeway Infrastructure Project in Riverside County
Client Successes Jun 1, 2017

NEPA Victory for Freeway Infrastructure Project in Riverside County

BB&K Team Represents RCTC in Mid County Parkway Project Dispute

Event May 30, 2017

Identifying Aquifers for Successful Management

IWRA XVIth World Water Congress

Partners Michelle Ouellette and Kelly Salt Named Top Women Lawyers
Press Releases May 25, 2017

Partners Michelle Ouellette and Kelly Salt Named Top Women Lawyers

Daily Journal’s Annual List of California’s Best Female Attorneys

Appellate Court Rejects CEQA Challenges to Development in Santa Ana
Client Successes May 25, 2017

Appellate Court Rejects CEQA Challenges to Development in Santa Ana

BB&K Team Represented City

State Water Board Adopts Groundwater Extraction Fees For SGMA Intervention
Legal Alerts May 22, 2017

State Water Board Adopts Groundwater Extraction Fees For SGMA Intervention

Fee Imposition Will Begin This Summer

Event May 18-21, 2017

AEP 2017: Bridging the Gap

California State Conference

Event May 18, 2017

Groundwater Sustainability Plans: Potential Challenges And Solutions

The American Ground Water Trust Conference

BB&K Government Relations Team Helps Client Secure Federal Grant for Water Project
Client Successes May 15, 2017

BB&K Government Relations Team Helps Client Secure Federal Grant for Water Project

Las Virgenes-Triunfo JPA Pure Water Project Receives Funds

Event May 9-12, 2017

One Water, One Future

ACWA's 2017 Spring Conference & Exhibition

BB&K Ranks No. 23 on San Diego Business Journal Top Law Firms List
Press Releases May 9, 2017

BB&K Ranks No. 23 on San Diego Business Journal Top Law Firms List

San Diego Office Continues to Advance Up the List

Preparations Underway to Regulate 1,2,3-TCP in California’s Drinking Water
Legal Alerts May 8, 2017

Preparations Underway to Regulate 1,2,3-TCP in California’s Drinking Water

State Water Resources Control Board Held Public Hearing

Event May 5, 2017

Land, Air and Water: Navigating Complex Environmental Issues in the Inland Empire

State Bar of California Environmental Law Section

Event Apr 28-29, 2017

CEQA: A Step-by-Step Approach

University of California, Riverside Extension Two-Day Seminar

BB&K Event Apr 27, 2017

Short-Term Rentals: Burdens and Opportunities

BB&K Free Webinar

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