Represented a multinational aggregate mining company facing potential federal litigation and/or U.S. EPA enforcement action for alleged Clean Water Act violations.
Represented a mining investor in relation to a dispute over access rights for the development of mining claims with an estimated value greater than 250 million dollars.
Represented a 30-Megawatt solar project developer in connection with project permitting and approval on land subject to California’s Williamson Act.
Represented numerous aggregate mining companies in connection with project permitting and approval for hard-rock quarry expansions.
Represented a multinational aggregate mining company in federal litigation brought by numerous environmental groups alleging federal and state violations of the Clean Water Act and California state equivalents.
Represented a multinational mining company in California state court litigation brought by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Represented a multinational mining company regarding compliance with California General Order for Waste Discharge Requirements/NPDES Permit for Limited Threat Discharges to Surface Waters.
Represented client in a multi-party dispute related to numerous overlapping mining claims on federal lands.
Represented numerous clients in relation to the acquisition, permitting, and entitlement of precious metal and aggregate mining projects on privately owned, state, and federal lands.
Represented numerous energy companies in a challenge to a countywide ballot initiative prohibiting well stimulation and the drilling of new wells and imposing a sunset date for the injection or impoundment of produced water.
Represented an energy company in an action brought under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) challenging the issuance of Conditional Use permits to drill exploratory oil and gas wells.
Represented a cannabis grower facing Regional Water Control Board civil penalties for alleged improper wastewater discharges.
Represented a building contractor facing millions of dollars in civil fines and penalties, based upon alleged violations of numerous environmental laws.
Represented a developer during the project approval phase of a 168-unit high-density farmworker housing development project.
Represented numerous clients with residential and utility easement issues.