Nossaman LLP

Environment and Land Use

Nossaman provides strategic counsel on a wide range of environmental and land use issues that impact public agencies and private interests, such as corporations, trade associations, large landowners, and developers, across the country. We assist clients with challenges that arise due to environmental regulation through counseling and representation in administrative proceedings, litigation, enforcement, and legislative matters relating to all of the major environmental laws. 

We also work closely with landowners, developers, homebuilders, and public agencies to entitle, finance, and develop innovative projects. We have the expertise and practical experience to provide a full spectrum of legal services for the development and use of land and natural resources. Our attorneys effectively team with consultants, engineers, in-house counsel, and project managers to devise and implement strategies to assist clients in bringing projects in on time and within budget.

Our project experience includes:

  • Coastal Development
  • Energy Projects
  • Infill/Redevelopment
  • Master Planned Communities
  • Mixed-Use Projects
  • Multi-Family Projects
  • Office, Retail, and Industrial Projects
  • Telecom Facility Siting
  • Transportation Projects
  • Water Projects

Nossaman has a national reputation for the successful defense of large infrastructure and development projects against environmental challenges. The Firm's resources include a large Public Policy practice in Sacramento and Washington, DC that helps clients achieve legislative and administrative solutions to the legal, environmental, and political barriers to public works and private development. We are hired to anticipate potential issues and develop creative strategies to avoid or minimize risk.

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Alfred E. Smith
Alfred Smith, Chair of Nossaman's Water Practice Group, has more than a decade of experience advising public and private water purveyors, major water users, corporations, and public agencies on a full range of environmental and water related issues.
     
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