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Peter S. Hayes

Peter S. HayesOf Counsel510.808.2000Bio PDF


Peter Hayes specializes in trial and appellate litigation, representing clients in cases involving a wide range of state and federal land use and environmental laws, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the state Land Use and Planning Law, the Subdivision Map Act, the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Government Reorganization Act, the Mitigation Fee Act, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), and constitutional civil rights claims in the land use context.

Peter also regularly advises clients on compliance with the laws listed above and with a variety of other state and federal environmental and land use laws, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Coastal Zone Management Act, the California Coastal Act, the Endangered Species Act and the National Historic Preservation Act.

Currently, Peter represents the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) in connection with their environmental review of several proposals to construct and operate major cargo terminal, marine oil terminal, and refinery facilities within the Port.

Prior to joining Meyers Nave, Peter worked at McCutchen, Doyle, Brown and Enersen in Walnut Creek, where he represented the Port of Oakland and other clients in land use and environmental litigation and processing matters.


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