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Nossaman LLP

Environment and Land Use

Initiatives and Referenda

Nossaman advises both opponents and proponents of initiative and referendum measures, and is the State's leading expert on the procedural and substantive basis for challenges to both. Our legal services include:

  • Developing strategies to challenge initiative measures;
  • Drafting, qualifying and placing on the ballot strategically competitive initiatives to counter those brought by project opponents;
  • Drafting, processing and circulating initiative petitions so as to best withstand judicial scrutiny;
  • Challenging and defending initiative measures in the trial, appellate and supreme courts; and
  • Providing lobbying capabilities and legislative advocacy directed at statutory change as a means to counter the effect of initiative measures.
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