Water Quality and Water Rights
Water issues are critical in California. We provide complete legal services related to water quality, water supply and water rights, including acquiring and transferring water rights and protecting existing water rights. We also frequently advise on public agencies’ responsibilities for the management and control of stormwater and urban runoff.
We have expertise in Clean Water Act / NPDES compliance and permitting advice, the California Porter-Cologne Water Quality Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, wetlands section 404 permit assistance, and AB 939 Solid Waste requirements.
Our services commonly include the defense of regulatory and non-governmental organization (NGO) enforcement actions, administrative appeals, and state and federal court litigation of regulatory standards. We have represented clients during administrative and regulatory processes within the federal and state court systems, serving as general counsel, litigation counsel and special transactional / regulatory counsel.