Nossaman Recognized Again for Infrastructure, Environment, Renewable Energy and Land Use Work

The Legal 500

We were recognized by The Legal 500 in four practice categories for 2023, including Project Finance: Infrastructure & PPP; Environment: Litigation; Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power; and Land Use/Zoning.

The Infrastructure Group was ranked in the Project Finance: Infrastructure & PPP category. Our group was lauded for carving out “a robust niche as the primary legal advisor for public sector clients, with an emblematic example being the firm’s recent representation of the Maryland Department of Transportation on the negotiation of an agreement for a 16.2 mile light rail system between the Maryland suburbs and Washington DC.” Patrick Harder was noted for leading the team “whose varied practice encompasses PPP and construction manager at-risk matters.” Yukiko Kojima was noted as a “social infrastructure specialist that has chaired the Design Build Institute of America’s PPP committee from its inception.” And Andrée Blais and Corey Boock are recommended and noted for their work “on the contract solicitation and development for the procurement of a modern bus storage facility for the SFMTA.”

In the Environment: Litigation category, we were noted for handling “disputes and litigation in a broad range of environmental areas, including air quality, contamination, endangered species, hazardous waste and natural resource damages.” Paul Weiland is noted as a “key name for litigation, permitting and compliance” and Alfred Smith is recommended for water matters. Robert Thornton is highlighted for his “notable experience in federal and state environmental challenges relating to large infrastructure projects,” and Brooke Marcus receives praise for handling “ESA and NEPA matters.” Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Liz Klebaner are called “key lawyers” for the group. 

For the Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power category, we were praised for having a team that “is a key port of call for clients in the renewable and alternative power sector seeking advice on federal and state environmental and permitting matters” and providing “strategic compliance advice, assistance on environmental risk assessments and due diligence, and counsel on land-use and right-of-way issues, as well as support in environmental litigation before the federal and state courts.” Svend Brandt-Erichsen is noted for “heading the team” and Rebecca Hays Barho and Brooke Marcus are called “key contacts for advice on the natural resource and wildlife implications of renewable energy projects and transactions.” Paul Weiland is also noted as a key lawyer.

The Legal 500 stated in the Land Use/Zoning field, our practice “utilizes its extensive land use and environmental law experience, alongside comprehensive regulatory and political know-how to represent private and public infrastructure on complex residential, mixed-use and public facility projects throughout California.” Brad Kuhn is lauded for “chairing the department and advising on complex real estate department and infrastructure projects, dedicating a significant portion of his practice to eminent domain and inverse condemnation, land use and zoning, and environmental issues.” David Graeler is highlighted for “focusing on real estate, eminent domain and construction issues in the space, on behalf of both public and private clients.”

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