The attorneys in Buchalter’s Government, Regulatory and Administrative Law Practice Group have developed a multi-disciplinary practice advising both public and private sector clients at the local, state and federal level. Our clients include private developers, public agencies, financial institutions, and other primary stakeholders in infrastructure-related projects, including P3 projects. Our attorneys also have extensive experience with joint powers agreements, P-3 agreements, development agreements, owner participation agreements, and disposition and development agreements required for major private and public development projects, and infrastructure.
Land Development and Permitting Services
Working closely with our esteemed Real Estate Practice Group, our Government, Regulatory and Administrative Law attorneys often advise clients on issues pertaining to:
- Land use entitlement
- Permitting and environmental review
- Environmental compliance
- Water resources
- Wetlands and natural resources
- California’s planning laws
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
- Endangered Species Act (ESA)
- Clean Water Act (including Sections 401 and 404)
- Federal and State flood control statutes
- Other state and federal laws governing the use of land, water, and other natural resources
We recognize that the often-times pervasiveness of local, state and federal regulations and legal requirements can have a significant impact on a company’s business operations. Understanding the legal landscape in which government agencies operate is critical to anticipating, meeting or even successfully challenging regulatory and enforcement actions.
With our understanding of the technical and regulatory framework in which businesses and agencies operate today, our attorneys are often retained by both the regulated industry and the regulators to assist in reaching consensus and develop pragmatic solutions to complex legal issues. Our attorneys possess an in-depth knowledge of agency regulations and practices having successfully offered clients an ideal mix of corporate and government-related experience. Our attorneys handle regulatory matters affecting a wide range of industries, including construction, education, manufacturing, non-profits and religious organizations, and transportation.