Environmental Law & Natural Resources

Preserving the environment while attempting to accommodate a growing population requires legal knowledge, regulatory finesse and the ability strategize, litigate and negotiate to overcome many hurdles. 

Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Environmental Law & Natural Resources practice is a nationally recognized leader in advising both public agency and private clients on the maze of legal, regulatory and political challenges they face. From sustainability and clean technologies to water conservation projects, recycling facilities, air emissions concerns and a host of other issues, BB&K helps clients resolve environmental concerns, enabling them to move their projects forward and plan for the future. 

Regulatory Compliance 
Our environmental attorneys are adept at managing the interplay of environmental laws, including the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, state and federal clean water, clean air and endangered species acts, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Reliability Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Natural Community Conservation Planning Act, among others. With long-standing, effective working relationships with the federal and state agencies that administer these laws, we can streamline assessment reviews, efficiently and cost-effectively obtaining necessary approvals and permits.

Whether a development project involves water rights, water quality, endangered species, air quality or hazardous materials or another environmental issue, we have the regulatory, transactional and litigation experience to resolve matters so that our clients can meet their land use goals while protecting the environment and assuring compliance with all legal requirements and regulatory restrictions. 

Strategic Guidance
We provide practical strategies to both public entity clients, such as cities and water districts, and private entities, including landowners and developers. We assist with: 

  • CEQA and NEPA documentation, including environmental impact reports and environmental impact statements
  • Conservation easements
  • Establishing habitat conservation plans  
  • Government relations and advocacy
  • Land use, zoning and entitlements 
  • Phase I, II and III site audits
  • Pre-project planning and strategy and determination of the required environmental review
  • Project siting, permitting and approvals
  • Remediation
  • Risk management 
  • Solar and other renewable energy proposals and projects
  • Telecommunications projects
  • Water rights, supply and quality
  • Wetlands restrictions 


A Leader on Water Issues 
BB&K is counsel of choice for public agencies that collectively provide water to more than two-thirds of California’s population. Our water law reputation is so substantial that we have brokered water rights disputes between states and have developed water policies internationally. 

Environmental Litigation
With so many competing interests, disputes often arise regarding development of lands and the use of limited natural resources. BB&K’s Environmental Litigation team is among the strongest and most experienced teams in the nation, handling precedent-setting litigation in the defense of environmental project approvals in court and asserting and defending our clients’ interests before the Environmental Protection Agency, the California Public Utilities Commission, the State Water Resources Control Board, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, land use authorities and other local, state and federal agencies. 

How Can Government Relations Help You?

Environmental, water, telecommunications and transportation projects by both public agencies and businesses can benefit from our advocacy services. Let us help you be heard!

Learn more about BB&K's Government Relations services.

Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | General & Special Counsel | Special Districts | Water
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Water Quality
Areas of Focus: Air Quality | Renewable Energy | Special Districts | Water Quality
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Water | Water Quality | Water Rights
Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Renewable Energy | Transportation | Water
Areas of Focus: Business Services & School Facilities | California Coastal Act | California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Land Use, Planning & Zoning
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Elections | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law
Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Public-Private Partnerships | Water | Water Quality
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Water
Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Syrus Devers

Syrus Devers

Director of Governmental Affairs

syrus.devers@bbklaw.com

(916) 329-3681

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Telecommunications
Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Transportation
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Quality | Water Rights
John D. Freshman

John D. Freshman

Senior Director of Governmental Affairs*

john.freshman@bbklaw.com

(202) 370-5301

Areas of Focus: Air Quality | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Hazardous Waste | Water
Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Finance
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Rights
Areas of Focus: Business | California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Mergers & Acquisitions
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Quality
Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Renewable Energy | Water
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Public Safety | Telecommunications
Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Litigation | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | California Public Records Act | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Water | Water Quality | Water Rights
Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Public Safety | Public-Private Partnerships | Telecommunications
Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Water
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | California Public Records Act | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Water
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Special Districts | Water Rights
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Public-Private Partnerships
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Areas of Focus: Education Law | Environmental Litigation | Water | Water Quality
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Real Estate | Special Districts | Water Rights
Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Fees, Taxes & Assessments | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Telecommunications
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Renewable Energy | Water
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Business | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Intellectual Property | Real Estate | Renewable Energy | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Water
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Special Districts | Water
Ana D. Schwab

Ana D. Schwab

Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs*

ana.schwab@bbklaw.com

(202) 370-5311

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law
Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Elections | Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Quality | Water Rights
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Fees, Taxes & Assessments | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Telecommunications
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Public Agency Litigation | Water
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Elections | Environmental Litigation | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction
Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Water
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts | Water
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Areas of Focus: Business | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Real Estate | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
Groundwater Sustainability Plans: What we Now Know and What is Yet to be Learned
BB&K Webinar May 12, 2020

Groundwater Sustainability Plans: What we Now Know and What is Yet to be Learned

BB&K Free Webinar

SGMA and Groundwater Rights: To Adjudicate or Not to Adjudicate
BB&K Webinar Feb 20, 2020

SGMA and Groundwater Rights: To Adjudicate or Not to Adjudicate

BB&K Free Webinar

PublicCEO: BB&K Municipal Law Team Discusses New Public Agency Laws - Part 2
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 13, 2020

PublicCEO: BB&K Municipal Law Team Discusses New Public Agency Laws - Part 2

Land Use, Telecommunications, Environmental and More

PFOA and PFOS Response Levels Lowered for California Drinking Water
Legal Alerts Feb 06, 2020

PFOA and PFOS Response Levels Lowered for California Drinking Water

New Thresholds Impact Wider Swath of Public Water Suppliers

Proposed NEPA Regulation Overhaul: Next Steps and What Matters for Public Agencies
Legal Alerts Jan 30, 2020

Proposed NEPA Regulation Overhaul: Next Steps and What Matters for Public Agencies

Public Comments Due March 10

Event Jan 24, 2020

34th Annual Land Use Law & Planning Conference

UCLA Extension Public Policy Program

Final Rule Narrowing Clean Water Act Jurisdiction
Legal Alerts Jan 23, 2020

Final Rule Narrowing Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Give New Waters of the U.S. Definition

New Year's Resolution for Public Agencies: Prepare to use Vehicle Miles Traveled as the Metric for Transportation Impacts under CEQA
Legal Alerts Jan 23, 2020

New Year's Resolution for Public Agencies: Prepare to use Vehicle Miles Traveled as the Metric for Transportation Impacts under CEQA

A Change in Methodology Will be Required Statewide July 1

BB&K Partner Andre Monette Testifies Before U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on FISH Act
Press Releases Jan 17, 2020

BB&K Partner Andre Monette Testifies Before U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on FISH Act

Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4723

Southern California Super Lawyers 2020
Press Releases Jan 17, 2020

Southern California Super Lawyers 2020

Nine BB&K Attorneys Earn Recognition

New Laws 2020 Roundup
Legal Alerts Jan 15, 2020

New Laws 2020 Roundup

New Public Agency, California Public Records Act, Education and Labor & Employment Laws

New Environmental and Telecommunications Laws
Legal Alerts Jan 13, 2020

New Environmental and Telecommunications Laws

Part 3: California Laws Impacting Public Agencies for 2020

Only a Contracting Party May Sue Under Government Code Section 1092
Legal Alerts Jan 03, 2020

Only a Contracting Party May Sue Under Government Code Section 1092

Calif. Supreme Court: San Diegans for Open Government v. Public Facilities Financing Authority of the City of San Diego

Eight BB&K Attorneys Promoted to Partner
Press Releases Jan 02, 2020

Eight BB&K Attorneys Promoted to Partner

Additional Changes at Firm Reflect Growth, Diversification

Managing Partner Eric Garner Named Environmental Law MVP
Press Releases Dec 17, 2019

Managing Partner Eric Garner Named Environmental Law MVP

Water Law Veteran Honored by Law360

CEQA Document Filing Fees Increase for 2020
Legal Alerts Dec 10, 2019

CEQA Document Filing Fees Increase for 2020

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Annual Adjustments

Land Use Planning, Water Supply Planning and SGMA
BB&K Webinar Nov 08, 2019

Land Use Planning, Water Supply Planning and SGMA

BB&K Free Webinar

Cities Issuing Business Licenses Will Need to Verify NPDES Permits First
Legal Alerts Nov 06, 2019

Cities Issuing Business Licenses Will Need to Verify NPDES Permits First

What California Cities Need to Know to Comply with SB 205

BB&K Achieves High Marks in “Best Law Firms” Rankings for 2020
Press Releases Nov 01, 2019

BB&K Achieves High Marks in “Best Law Firms” Rankings for 2020

U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America Annual List Recognizes Many of the Firm’s Premier Practice Areas

[WEBINAR] Housing and Land Use Legislative Update
Videos Oct 30, 2019

[WEBINAR] Housing and Land Use Legislative Update

BB&K Webinar

Housing and Land Use Legislative Update
BB&K Webinar Oct 30, 2019

Housing and Land Use Legislative Update

BB&K Free Webinar

Clean Water Act: 2015 Jurisdiction Rule Repeal Set to Take Effect Dec. 23
Legal Alerts Oct 30, 2019

Clean Water Act: 2015 Jurisdiction Rule Repeal Set to Take Effect Dec. 23

WOTUS Definition Court Challenges Continue

Groundwater Recharge Projects Get Boost Under AB 658
Legal Alerts Oct 16, 2019

Groundwater Recharge Projects Get Boost Under AB 658

New California Law to Help Achieve SGMA Requirements

[WEBINAR] Navigating California’s New Regulations for Wetlands and State Waters
Videos Oct 10, 2019

[WEBINAR] Navigating California’s New Regulations for Wetlands and State Waters

BB&K Webinar

Navigating California’s New Regulations for Wetlands and State Waters
BB&K Webinar Oct 10, 2019

Navigating California’s New Regulations for Wetlands and State Waters

BB&K Free Webinar

Budget-Based Water Rates Challenge Dismissed
Client Successes Oct 08, 2019

Budget-Based Water Rates Challenge Dismissed

BB&K Successfully Defends Water District

BB&K Partner Michelle Ouellette Named Riverside Art Museum Board President
Press Releases Sep 20, 2019

BB&K Partner Michelle Ouellette Named Riverside Art Museum Board President

The Cheech Museum Will Be a Focus of Her Term

Event Sep 18, 2019

IMLA 2019 Annual Conference

International Municipal Lawyers Association

California Issues the Nation’s Strictest Notice Levels for PFAS in Drinking Water
Legal Alerts Sep 03, 2019

California Issues the Nation’s Strictest Notice Levels for PFAS in Drinking Water

New Response Thresholds and Regulations in the Works for Public Water Suppliers

California Supreme Court Clarifies CEQA’s Most Fundamental Question: What is a “Project?”
Legal Alerts Aug 20, 2019

California Supreme Court Clarifies CEQA’s Most Fundamental Question: What is a “Project?”

Union of Medical Marijuana Patients, Inc. v. City of San Diego

Partner Shawn Hagerty a San Diego Top Attorney
Press Releases Aug 19, 2019

Partner Shawn Hagerty a San Diego Top Attorney

Recognized for Land Use Planning, Water Quality and Municipal Law Work

The Best Lawyers Recognizes 31 BB&K Attorneys on 2020 List
Press Releases Aug 15, 2019

The Best Lawyers Recognizes 31 BB&K Attorneys on 2020 List

Including Seven Named as “Lawyer of the Year”

PFAS Concerns Trigger Regulatory and Legal Responses
Legal Alerts Aug 09, 2019

PFAS Concerns Trigger Regulatory and Legal Responses

Federal and State Governments and Courts Concerned About Toxicity and Water Contamination

Event Jul 25, 2019

SGMA’s Next Phase

Sustainable Groundwater Planning in California

Complying with America’s Water Infrastructure Act Requirements
Legal Alerts Jul 24, 2019

Complying with America’s Water Infrastructure Act Requirements

New Risk, Resilience and Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Community Water Systems

Irrigation District May Refuse Water Delivery to Rule Violators
Legal Alerts Jul 09, 2019

Irrigation District May Refuse Water Delivery to Rule Violators

Calif. Appellate Court Decision May Also Apply to Other Types of Water Providers

BB&K Ranked No. 202 on NLJ Largest Law Firms
Press Releases Jul 08, 2019

BB&K Ranked No. 202 on NLJ Largest Law Firms

Growth Attributed to a Niche Public Law Focus and Great Results

BB&K on 2019 Nor. Cal. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Press Releases Jul 02, 2019

BB&K on 2019 Nor. Cal. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Annual List Acknowledges Attorneys for Professional Achievements

Event Jun 20, 2019

2019 California Water Law & Policy MCLE Conference

Argent Communications Group

Two BB&K Partners Named Coachella Valley Top Lawyers
Press Releases Jun 11, 2019

Two BB&K Partners Named Coachella Valley Top Lawyers

Henry Welles and Robert Hargreaves Selected by Palm Springs Life Magazine

BB&K Remains a Top 25 San Diego Law Firm
Press Releases May 28, 2019

BB&K Remains a Top 25 San Diego Law Firm

San Diego Business Journal’s 2019 Ranking

BB&K One of 200 Largest Law Firms in the U.S.
Press Releases May 13, 2019

BB&K One of 200 Largest Law Firms in the U.S.

Law360 Annual Ranking Reflects Firm’s Continued Recent Growth

Blue is the New Red in Federalism
Authored Articles & Publications May 08, 2019

Blue is the New Red in Federalism

Partner Gene Tanaka Discusses a Flip in the States’ Rights Discussion in Municipal Lawyer

SGMA: DWR Announces Draft Basin Prioritization
Legal Alerts May 02, 2019

SGMA: DWR Announces Draft Basin Prioritization

Comments Accepted Until May 30

"California Water," Third Edition
Authored Articles & Publications Apr 30, 2019

"California Water," Third Edition

Eric Garner’s Updates to Text on Historical, Legal and Policy Issues Affecting California Water Use

BB&K’s Christi Hogin and Andre Monette Honored for Amicus Work by IMLA
Press Releases Apr 24, 2019

BB&K’s Christi Hogin and Andre Monette Honored for Amicus Work by IMLA

The Attorneys Argued About Short-Term Rentals and the Clean Water Act in the Ninth Circuit

Tribe Lacks Standing in Water Suit
Client Successes Apr 24, 2019

Tribe Lacks Standing in Water Suit

Representing Desert Water Agency, BB&K Attorneys Won Partial Dismissal of Case

Five BB&K Partners Named to 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers List
Press Releases Apr 10, 2019

Five BB&K Partners Named to 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers List

All Are Returning to the Annual List

New Wetlands Protections in California Proposed
Legal Alerts Apr 04, 2019

New Wetlands Protections in California Proposed

SWRCB Votes to Adopt Regulations that Could Impact Permitting Procedures

A Top Orange County Law Firm
Press Releases Mar 27, 2019

A Top Orange County Law Firm

BB&K Makes Top 40 on Orange County Business Journal List

Event Mar 25, 2019

2019 AEP California State Conference

Association of Environmental Professionals

Event Mar 18, 2019

California Land Use Law & Policy Conference 2019

Argent Communications Group

CEQA Compliance for Businesses
Authored Articles & Publications Mar 18, 2019

CEQA Compliance for Businesses

BB&K’s Charity Schiller and Amanda Daams Warn Why Businesses Should Heed CEQA’s Changing Processes

American Lawyer Discusses BB&K Growth Last Year
BB&K In the News Feb 27, 2019

American Lawyer Discusses BB&K Growth Last Year

Firm Expands to Meet Client Demand

Groundwater Rights Trial Earns Top Verdict Honor from Daily Journal
Press Releases Feb 22, 2019

Groundwater Rights Trial Earns Top Verdict Honor from Daily Journal

BB&K Leads Water Agencies’ Defense

Clean Water Act: Proposed WOTUS Replacement Rule Published in Federal Register
Legal Alerts Feb 15, 2019

Clean Water Act: Proposed WOTUS Replacement Rule Published in Federal Register

Comments Due by April 15

Event Feb 02, 2019

The Elephant in the Room: Adjudication Under SGMA

15th Annual California Water Law Symposium

BB&K a Top 10 Law Firm in Sacramento
Press Releases Jan 30, 2019

BB&K a Top 10 Law Firm in Sacramento

Sacramento Business Journal’s 2019 List of Largest Area Law Firms

Seven Attorneys on Southern California Super Lawyers List
Press Releases Jan 30, 2019

Seven Attorneys on Southern California Super Lawyers List

2019 Recognition Includes Riverside, Irvine, Los Angeles and Manhattan Beach Attorneys

Event Jan 18, 2019

33rd Annual Land Use Law and Planning Conference

UCLA Extension Public Policy Program

Comprehensive Update to the State CEQA Guidelines
Legal Alerts Jan 15, 2019

Comprehensive Update to the State CEQA Guidelines

Approved by California Natural Resources Agency

California Supreme Court Addresses Standard of Review for EIRs and Air Quality Impact Analyses
Legal Alerts Jan 11, 2019

California Supreme Court Addresses Standard of Review for EIRs and Air Quality Impact Analyses

Decision in Sierra Club v. County of Fresno Case

New Year, New Laws Impacting Public Agencies in California – Part II
Legal Alerts Jan 10, 2019

New Year, New Laws Impacting Public Agencies in California – Part II

Housing and Land Use and Environmental Laws Saw Changes in 2019

BB&K Announces Three New Partners
Press Releases Jan 02, 2019

BB&K Announces Three New Partners

Additional Changes to Leadership Roles

Press Releases Dec 17, 2018

BB&K Welcomes Water and Environmental Partner Lowry Crook

Served Senior Positions with the Army Corps of Engineers and the White House

Government Relations Team Gets Passage of Federal Legislation for Local Agency
Client Successes Dec 14, 2018

Government Relations Team Gets Passage of Federal Legislation for Local Agency

John Freshman and Ana D. Schwab Advocated on Behalf of RCRCD

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Annual CEQA Document Filing Fee Increase
Legal Alerts Dec 13, 2018

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Annual CEQA Document Filing Fee Increase

Effective Jan. 1

Hastings Environmental Law Journal: CEQA’s Judicial Remedies and Reform Recommendations
Authored Articles & Publications Dec 13, 2018

Hastings Environmental Law Journal: CEQA’s Judicial Remedies and Reform Recommendations

BB&K’s Michelle Ouellette and Ali Tehrani Authored Law Review Article

Proposed Federal Clean Water Rule Impacts Cities and Residents
Legal Alerts Dec 12, 2018

Proposed Federal Clean Water Rule Impacts Cities and Residents

Comments Being Sought

Partner Andre Monette Discusses SCOTUS Clean Water Act Question with Law360
BB&K In the News Dec 04, 2018

Partner Andre Monette Discusses SCOTUS Clean Water Act Question with Law360

Invitation to Solicitor General for Opinion is Encouraging, He Says

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Agency Discretion Under ESA
Legal Alerts Dec 04, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Agency Discretion Under ESA

Critical Habitat for Endangered Species Decision

Russell Behrens, 1936-2018
Press Releases Nov 08, 2018

Russell Behrens, 1936-2018

BB&K Proud to be Among the Best
Press Releases Nov 02, 2018

BB&K Proud to be Among the Best

U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2019 Rankings Released

Event Oct 17, 2018

IMLA 2018 Annual Conference

International Municipal Lawyers Association

Best Best & Krieger Marks 25 Years in San Diego
Press Releases Oct 16, 2018

Best Best & Krieger Marks 25 Years in San Diego

Proud to Serve, and Grow With, Its Community

Event Oct 08, 2018

IBA Annual Conference 2018

International Bar Association

Groundwater Rights Jury Finds in Favor of Public Water Suppliers
Client Successes Oct 01, 2018

Groundwater Rights Jury Finds in Favor of Public Water Suppliers

BB&K Team Successfully Defends City in First-of-its-Kind Trial in California

Event Sep 24, 2018

CSDA 2018 Annual Conference

California Special Districts Association

Event Sep 21, 2018

So the Judge Says You Need to Fix Your EIR...

So the Judge Says You Need to Fix Your EIR...

BB&K Attorney Ryan Baron Serving on the California Lawyers Association Board of Representatives
Press Releases Sep 18, 2018

BB&K Attorney Ryan Baron Serving on the California Lawyers Association Board of Representatives

Appointed by the Public Law Section

Partner Charity Schiller a “Woman Worth Watching”
Press Releases Sep 17, 2018

Partner Charity Schiller a “Woman Worth Watching”

Profiles in Diversity Journal Recognizes Professionals for their Leadership

California Powerhouse: Best Best & Krieger
Press Releases Sep 10, 2018

California Powerhouse: Best Best & Krieger

Law360 Selects Firm to 2018 List

Court Upholds Approval of Superstore Zoning Ordinance
Legal Alerts Aug 27, 2018

Court Upholds Approval of Superstore Zoning Ordinance

California Appellate Court Supports the Broad Use of CEQA Addenda

John C. Cotti Video Bio
Videos Aug 21, 2018

John C. Cotti Video Bio

Partner

Best Lawyers in America Lists 27 BB&K Attorneys for 2019
Press Releases Aug 21, 2018

Best Lawyers in America Lists 27 BB&K Attorneys for 2019

Representing a Variety of Practice Areas

Lauren Langer Video Bio
Videos Aug 14, 2018

Lauren Langer Video Bio

Partner

Gregg Kettles Video Bio
Videos Aug 10, 2018

Gregg Kettles Video Bio

Partner

Groundwater Extraction Permits Not Subject to CEQA in San Luis Obispo County
Legal Alerts Aug 06, 2018

Groundwater Extraction Permits Not Subject to CEQA in San Luis Obispo County

Approval is a Ministerial Action, not subject to CEQA, Appellate Court Finds

Rise in CCAs in Cities Reshaping California Electric Business
Authored Articles & Publications Jul 27, 2018

Rise in CCAs in Cities Reshaping California Electric Business

Ryan Baron Weighs the Community Choice Aggregation Question for Cities in PublicCEO

Federal Draft Infrastructure Bill Released
Legal Alerts Jul 26, 2018

Federal Draft Infrastructure Bill Released

Aims to Provide Revenue to Repair Failing Infrastructure

Kavanaugh and the Clean Water Act
BB&K In the News Jul 20, 2018

Kavanaugh and the Clean Water Act

Partner Andre Monette Interviewed by Bloomberg Environment on SCOTUS Nominee

10 BB&K Attorneys Honored on 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers List
Press Releases Jul 16, 2018

10 BB&K Attorneys Honored on 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers List

One Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star

BB&K Partner Lauren Langer on Daily Journal 40 Under 40 List
Press Releases Jun 22, 2018

BB&K Partner Lauren Langer on Daily Journal 40 Under 40 List

Annual List Recognizes Attorneys for their Achievements

Event Jun 11, 2018

California Water Law & Policy Conference

Argent Communications Group

CEQA Challenge to Billboard Project Defeated
Client Successes May 31, 2018

CEQA Challenge to Billboard Project Defeated

BB&K Attorneys Defended West Hollywood’s Sunset Blvd. Sign Approval

Governor Signs Historic Water Use Efficiency Bills
Legal Alerts May 31, 2018

Governor Signs Historic Water Use Efficiency Bills

AB 1668 and SB 606 Impose New or Expanded Requirements on California Water Agencies and Suppliers

CEQA – Today and Tomorrow
Authored Articles & Publications May 23, 2018

CEQA – Today and Tomorrow

Legal Decisions and Pending Guideline Updates Have Effect on the CEQA Review Process Write BB&K Attorneys Charity Schiller and Amanda Daams in PublicCEO

BB&K Again a Top San Diego Law Firm
Press Releases May 17, 2018

BB&K Again a Top San Diego Law Firm

Firm Ranks No. 24 on San Diego Business Journal Annual List

Profile: BB&K CEQA Attorney Amanda Daams
BB&K In the News May 16, 2018

Profile: BB&K CEQA Attorney Amanda Daams

Riverside Lawyer Magazine Features the RCBA Barristers' Past President