Meyers Nave’s Land Use/Environmental Group Welcomes Shaye Diveley
Meyers Nave is pleased to announce that Shaye Diveley has joined the firm’s Land Use and Environmental Practice Group from Morrison & Foerster’s environmental and energy department. Drawn to Meyers Nave by the firm’s continuing expansion of work on large-scale development projects for both corporate and public entities, Shaye brings to the team experience handling land use and environmental matters of national and statewide significance.
Shaye is particularly skilled at litigating and counseling clients on water quality, endangered species, land use and related issues—background that will support Meyers Nave’s growing representations of clients such as BNSF and UCLA in litigation crucial to their major, complex projects.
Just a few examples of Shaye’s recent body of work include:
- Successful representation before the trial and appeal courts of a residential developer in a CEQA matter involving the City of Dublin
- Representation of another major East Bay city in a breach of land disposition agreement case
- Successful defense of a developer in an Endangered Species Act citizen suit involving the removal of endangered plants that were illegally transplanted to project site (resulting in a favorable decision from the Ninth Circuit)
Shaye was an associate with Stoel Rives prior to her position at Morrison & Foerster. She received her B.A. in Journalism from George Washington University in D.C., and her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law.
Her arrival follows less than a year after that of Shiraz Tangri from Alston & Bird, and reflects the consistent growth of Meyers Nave’s Land Use & Environmental Practice Group—now with 20 attorneys practicing in Northern and Southern California.
About Meyers Nave’s Land Use & Environmental Practice Group
Clients seek out Meyers Nave when approvals of large-scale development, transportation, or infrastructure projects are processed under CEQA, NEPA, and other related laws—and later when those projects are challenged in court. These matters often involve the most complex, cutting-edge issues in the field. We offer comprehensive understanding of land use, environmental, and transportation infrastructure law—and particular strength in processing and defending major infrastructure projects for ports, airports, railways, and transit agencies.
About Meyers Nave
A full-service law firm, Meyers Nave represents a diverse range of clients whose day-to-day operations and legal matters often play out on California’s public stage. The entities we serve—from public agencies to national corporations and high-visibility healthcare, transportation, and education institutions—depend not only on our legal prowess but our aptitude for navigating complex government frameworks and sensitive public relations issues. We leverage this critical combination of skill to deliver creative, cost-effective strategies for large-scale projects, regulatory compliance, litigation, and operational concerns involving everything from labor and employment to finance and policy development.
Amrit Kulkarni, Principal
Chair, Land Use and Environmental Practice
Director of Marketing & Communications