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Identifying Acquisition Risks & Rewards

We counseled the founder of an investment advisory firm that was being acquired by a public company on all aspects of the transaction.

Entangling the USFWS in Administrative Procedure Act and Securing Reconsideration of Bone Cave Harvestman Delisting

March 2019: the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas overturned the USFWS’s denial to delist the Bone Cave Harvestman.

Netting a Win for Fisheries on North Pacific Council's Amendment 113

The North Pacific Council’s Amendment 113 to the Bering Sea Groundfish Fisheries Management Plan does not comply with the Magnuson-Stevens Act. 

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico Grants Nossaman Client's Motion for Summary Judgment

Victory for New Mexico Department of Game and Fish in a case alleging violation of section 9 of the Endangered Species Act.

Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Nossaman Client Pattern Energy

On January 5, 2017 the Ninth Circuit closed the book on almost five years of litigation over Nossaman Client Pattern Energy’s Ocotillo Wind, a 265 megawatt wind energy generation project located on federal land in Imperial County, CA.  

Prelim Injunction Granted against Federal Government for Unpermitted Release of Endangered Wolves in New Mexico

Nossaman obtained a prelim injunction for New Mexico Department of Game and Fish in a conflict of state and federal regulations in regards to the ESA.

Homebuilder Secures Vital Approval for Environmental Plans

Nossaman served as land use and environmental law counsel for a master planned development project approved in southeast Los Angeles County.

Nossaman Helps Client Avoid Hazards On and Off the Golf Course

Nossaman fought successfully to keep Sharp Park Golf Course in business while protecting two listed species, despite the efforts of opponents both in court and via the political process to shut it down.

Settlement in Emissions Case Saves Nossaman Client Millions

Nossaman successfully represented a client in the first formal hearing involving a disputed starting allocation under California’s South Coast Air Basin’s emissions cap and trade program.

Clearing the Way for the Completion of $1.5 Billion Rail Project

Nossaman advised the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority regarding environmental compliance for $1.5 billion, seven-mile, light rail transit project connecting Los Angeles with Santa Monica, California.

Nossaman is Successful in Halting the Upper Echo Lake Fuels Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
Nossaman represents pro bono client, Dr. Dennis Murphy, in a lawsuit against the United States Forest Service to successfully halt the progression of the Upper Echo Lakes Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project in 2014. 
Fighting FEMA in the Delta
Nossaman achieved a settlement that could result in changes to FEMA's administration of the National Flood Insurance Program throughout California. 
Coastal Commission Denial Reversed; Coastal Development Permit Issued
We developed and implemented a strategy to overcome a Coastal Commission Staff Report recommending denial of a proposed gated single family subdivision. 
How We Got $100 Million to Clean Up Groundwater Contamination
Nossaman drew on water, bankruptcy, and insurance expertise to secure a $100 million settlement to clean up contaminated water. 
Pre-empting a Cost-Prohibitive Permit
Nossaman drew on water and public policy resources to prevent potable water from being regulated as a "waste" or "pollutant." 
Resolving Conflicting Regulatory Currents
Nossaman drew on Endangered Species Act and Water law expertise to preserve discharges of tertiary treated flow critical to the survival of endangered fish. 



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