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Environment and Land Use

Environmental Litigation

Nossaman’s Environment and Land Use Practice Group attorneys routinely litigate and resolve disputes arising under a wide range of federal and state environmental laws.  Our litigators have extensive experience  representing corporations, trade associations, public agencies, non-profits, and individuals in civil and administrative proceedings throughout the United States.  Nossaman has been involved in high stakes trial and appellate proceedings, playing a prominent role in the evolution of key laws such as the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Our environmental litigators have been recognized for their accomplishments by a variety of organizations including Chambers USA, Law 360, and the National Law Journal.  

Our attorneys have handled disputes across a wide spectrum of areas, including:

  • Air Quality
  • Contaminated Sites/Media and Remediation
  • Coastal
  • Endangered Species/Wildlife
  • Environmental Compliance 
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Federal Lands
  • Fisheries
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Natural Resource Damages 
  • Toxic Torts 
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • Water Quality
  • Water Supplies

Nossaman litigators handle permitting and enforcement issues, cost recovery/contribution and damages claims, and rule-making and statutory interpretation issues, involving a wide range of actors, including regulatory agencies, sellers and buyers, landowners, citizen groups, and other parties. We work with clients to determine if litigation is an appropriate and effective vehicle to meet a client’s needs, and help the client team to identify those needs and a strategy to meet them.

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