Land Use Assessment

Environmental Impact Reports, Zoning, Preservation, Compliance and Enforcement

Edgcomb Law Group, LLP provides comprehensive legal counsel on a broad range of land-use laws. Our practice encompasses all environmental aspects of real estate transactions and project development. We have expertise in NEPA, CEQA, vested rights issues, and local zoning and planning codes.

Our experience includes involvement in a number of regulatory proceedings regarding the permitting of proposed residential developments and commercial developments and of existing industrial facilities (quarries), particularly in Marin County, California. Our attorneys have experience litigating land use claims involving environmental impact assessment under the federal National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), the California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA), and local land use laws. We also represent a trust for public lands.

Representative Experience

  • Represented neighborhood groups in permitting processes regarding a large oceanfront campground, a new residential sub-division, new commercial building, and a new ridgeline home.
  • Represented neighborhood groups in litigation and related EIR and permitting processes regarding adjacent rock quarries.
  • Represented land trust in several land use issues, including negotiating land use contracts with telecommunications companies and providing comments on EIRs relevant to land trust’s goal of promoting open space and livable communities.

Contact Edgcomb Law Group, LLP for additional information about our land use assessment practice.

Related Articles

  • Edgcomb, John D., "Cooperative Federalism and Environmental Protection: The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977," 58 Tulane L. Rev. 299, 341 (1983).
  • LeBoeuf (nee Harrington), Courtney M., "Penn Central to Palazzolo: Regulatory Takings Decisions and Their Implications for the Future of Environmental Regulation," 15 Tul. Envtl. L.J. 383 (2002).