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Meyers Nave Expands Environmental Law Practice, Wins Awards and Receives Featured News Coverage

Environmental law compliance and litigation are among the highest priority concerns for public agencies and private businesses. To assist with rapidly increasing client needs, Meyers Nave has added expertly qualified attorneys to our Environmental Law Practice and deepened our services in three key areas: (1) complex environmental transactions and regulatory compliance, (2) air quality compliance and permitting focusing on AQMD and CARB, and (3) real estate related environmental issues. Information about our new attorneys is provided below, followed by updates to our Environmental Law Practice that include attorney recognitions, practice rankings and high-profile results featured in legal publications. We look forward to assisting clients with ever-increasing environmental law needs.

New Environmental Law Attorneys

Steven D. Farkas, Principal – Environmental permitting, audits, compliance and enforcement actions relating to manufacturing and industrial facilities; real estate transactions involving contaminated properties; hazardous waste permitting and compliance; and environmental agency and legislative lobbying

Jon E. Goetz, Principal – Environmental aspects of mixed-use developments, commercial and retail centers, university/higher education, transit villages, housing projects, and entertainment complexes

Viviana L. Heger, Of Counsel – Environmental regulatory matters, compliance advice, contested and non-contested permits, and defense in enforcement, administrative petitions and appeals

Recent Awards, Rankings and Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America by US News-Best Lawyers Report

Amrit S. Kulkarni, Practice Chair, Litigation-Land Use & Zoning (2018)

Shaye Diveley, Environmental Law (2013-2018), Natural Resources Law (2011-2018)

Shiraz Tangri, Litigation-Environmental  (2015-2018)

Best Law Firms in America by US News-Best Law Firms Report

Tier 1, Litigation-Environmental (metropolitan Los Angeles, 2016)

Tier 1, Natural Resources Law (metropolitan Oakland, 2015-2017)

National Law Journal’s Trailblazer Awards

Britt K. Strottman – Energy & Environmental Law Trailblazer

Feature Articles in Legal Publications Covering Our High-Profile Work

Sacramento Kings Arena: Two Published Appellate CEQA Related Decisions

California Supreme Court’s Landmark CEQA Case: Berkeley Hillside Preservation v. City of Berkeley