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Environmental Law

Our Environmental Law practice covers the entire spectrum of environmental and natural resources law, including litigation, compliance counseling, regulatory proceedings and transactional expertise. Meyers Nave handles environmental related transactional and litigation matters on major civil infrastructure and economic development projects throughout California. Our clients are public entities, private businesses and public-private partnerships. Meyers Nave attorneys are recognized in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and Environmental Litigation. Meyers Nave also received Tier 1 recognition in the 2020 edition of The Best Law Firms in America in the areas of Environmental Law and Natural Resources Law for the Oakland Metropolitan region.

Meyers Nave’s environment law practice covers all significant state and federal environmental and natural resources laws, including endangered species acts, the Clean Water Act, California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Coastal Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Clean Air Act, Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Safer Consumer Products Regulations, Water Recycling Act of 1991, and the Urban Water Management Planning Act.

Clients seek out Meyers Nave when approvals of projects are processed under CEQA, NEPA, and other related laws – and when those projects are challenged in court. Many of our clients hire us to help “bullet-proof” Environmental Impact Reports to withstand litigation. Our team has overseen the preparation of hundreds of Environmental Impact Reports under CEQA and Environment Impact Statements under NEPA. We have also litigated hundreds of environmental law cases throughout the state and at every level of the judicial process, including the California Supreme Court, and have an outstanding track record of success. Our appellate expertise includes appeals and extraordinary writs in state and federal courts, trial court writs and complex litigation, dispositive motions in complex litigation, and advice and consultation during trial to strengthen or obviate appeals.