The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is the 800-pound gorilla looming over all land use decisions in California. Every discretionary decision made by a local or state agency that allows a significant change in the use or physical condition of real property must comply with CEQA’s stringent environmental review requirements. Many of these decisions end up in court challenges by project opponents that result in costly delays.
Although the environmental process is technical in
This course is designed to help in-house counsel, and real estate, land use and environmental attorneys representing property owners, real estate investors, developers, and government agencies understand how attorneys can add value to the process of preparing environmental review documents in compliance with CEQA.
Gordon E. Hart is a partner in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He focuses on environmental and land use law, and government advocacy. His practice includes permitting, enforcement, transactional and litigation issues on behalf of real estate developers, energy project developers, commercial property owners, public agencies, manufacturers, and environmental service and waste management companies.
Mr. Hart's work on behalf of clients encompasses the following:
Speaking Engagements and Publications
Professional and Community Involvement
Very good primer. Learned a lot!
a lot of great information, but too much for me to absorb in one session. If I get time, I may review the program again.
Appreciated commentary on trends.
Mr. Hart did an absolutely fantastic job in this presentation in terms of both substance and delivery.
Very informative and understandable.
Thank you - great step by step introductory presentation.
Speaker was excellent. Knowledgeable but approachable.
Well organized, good overview, good professional advice
Very thorough presentation.
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