California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

By wpadmin 2 May, 2017

Leibold McClendon & Mann takes particular pride in the firm’s expertise in advising cities and other public entities on procedural and substantive CEQA compliance, and in representing such agencies in CEQA litigation. Under the leadership of John McClendon, our attorneys are exceptionally well qualified to provide legal services in this highly specialized and continually evolving area of the law. We have extensive experience in the preparation and review of Environmental Impact Reports, Negative Declarations, project exemptions, and other environmental documents to assure compliance with CEQA and State and local CEQA guidelines. The firm also advises public agencies on complex wetlands, wildlife and habitat mitigation matters arising in the context of NEPA, CEQA, Federal and State Endangered Species Acts, as well as the California Coastal Act, Clean Water Act, water law and water rights issues and FEMA flood control regulations. We are actively involved in representing city clients in meetings with federal, state and regional regulatory agencies, including the ACOE, FWS, CDFW, the California Coastal Commission and the Riverside Conservation Authority.