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Nossaman LLP

Crescent Cheng

Associate

T 949.477.7653
F 949.833.7878
18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1800
Irvine, CA 92612

Crescent Cheng is a member of Nossaman’s Environment & Land Use Practice Group. She advises clients on a variety of land use and environmental matters, including those dealing with the California Environmental Quality Act, Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, the Clean Water Act, and related federal and state regulations. She assists in representing public agencies, landowners, and industry organizations in matters involving federal and state permitting issues and environmental planning and litigation.

While in law school, Ms. Cheng worked as a legal extern in the Environmental Justice Unit at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, and in the Land Law section of the California Office of the Attorney General.

Ms. Cheng regularly comments on news, events, and policies affecting endangered species issues in California and throughout the United States on the Firm’s Endangered Species Law & Policy blog.

Representative Work

  • Orange County Transportation Corridor Agencies. Part of the team providing general counsel representation on various contracting, implementation, and state and federal compliance issues for tolling processes, and compliance with Public Records Act. Part of the team defending the Transportation Corridor Agencies in multiple California Environmental Quality Act challenges.
  • San Diego Association of Governments (“SANDAG”). Part of the team advising SANDAG regarding compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act and inter-agency cooperation in the early stages of a high-profile transportation project.
  • Proposition 218 Litigation. Part of the litigation team representing homeowners in challenge to special assessment imposed on homeowners by Geologic Hazard Abatement District.

Awards & Honors

Masin Family Academic Excellence Gold Award in Contracts, Masin Family Foundation, 2018.

Second Place in Student Environmental Negotiations, State Bar of California, 2017.

Crescent  Cheng
Crescent  Cheng

Practices

Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2018, Order of the Coif

B.A., University of Southern California, 2015, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

California

Awards & Honors

Masin Family Academic Excellence Gold Award in Contracts, Masin Family Foundation, 2018.

Second Place in Student Environmental Negotiations, State Bar of California, 2017.

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