Kiana Amiri-Davani represents clients in all phases of regulatory compliance, hazardous materials management, contaminated site remediation and cleanup, environmental litigation, and agency enforcement defense. Ms. Amiri-Davani’s practice focuses on CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, CEQA, and other planning and zoning laws. She has represented and advised clients from a variety of industries including aerospace and defense, industrial manufacturing, oil and gas, transmission and energy distribution, as well as with numerous public sector agencies.
Before joining ELG, Ms. Amiri-Davani practiced at an environmental law firm in Los Angeles representing public agency clients. There, she focused on CEQA and land use matters, advising clients on environmental compliance for various complex projects, including residential, commercial, industrial, and mixed-use development projects throughout California. Kiana has assisted clients beginning with conducting environmental due diligence at a project’s inception, then shepherding projects through the administrative review and approval process, and finally to defending challenges to project approvals. Her working knowledge of environmental constraints and the development process is invaluable to clients contemplating or pursuing real estate transactions.
Ms. Amiri-Davani’s legal practice is greatly informed by her formal education as a soil scientist and her experience working for an environmental consulting and engineering firm in Orange County for several years as a project scientist. She has an extensive background in coordinating the environmental compliance, permitting, remedial and other mitigation activities required to achieve the timely and cost-effective completion of complex environmental projects.