Environmental and Land Use

The Klinedinst Environmental and Land Use group has experience handling a wide variety of environmental matters – regulatory, administrative, civil and criminal. Our attorneys are also actively involved in California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) litigation, as well as other land-use matters.

Whenever possible, we welcome the opportunity to counsel clients in an effort to avoid possible litigation and regulatory issues. To achieve these goals, we frequently provide compliance counseling with regard to best management practices and permit requirements. Unfortunately, however, environmental disputes and enforcement actions cannot always be avoided. Whenever such issues arise, our attorneys are available to respond immediately.

While we have aggressively defended a variety of litigation and enforcement actions, we also have developed a reputation for representing clients in negotiations with a variety of administrative agencies and prosecutorial bodies. Whether it is a matter of personal injury, property damage or compliance, we handle a wide range of environmental matters including state and federal hazardous waste cleanups; air, soil and ground water contamination; Superfund and CERCLA matters; Clean Water Act enforcement actions; chemical exposures; underground storage tank issues; asbestos, lead, mold and indoor air quality issues. In doing so, we have developed a wealth of experience which enables us to competently, aggressively and efficiently represent our clients in this complex legal arena.