Land Use

Land Use

Harrison, Temblador, Hungerford & Johnson's land use and environmental law practice focuses on all aspects of urban, industrial, commercial and residential land development. Our expertise spans from project planning through the entitlements stage, and includes litigation to defend our clients' entitlements.  Firm clients include local, regional, and national developers and homebuilders, real estate investment entities, energy developers and mine operators.   Our expertise extends beyond the purely legal – we can provide the strategic advice necessary to navigate complex projects through regulatory, political, or stakeholder obstacles, and have secured approval for large, complex projects in the face of significant opposition.

Our expertise includes the following:

  • Development property title review and due diligence
  • Lease and easement review and drafting
  • Permitting strategy and legal review for greenfield and brownfield projects
  • Development Agreement preparation, negotiation and review
  • Master-planned community planning and development financing arrangements
  • Subdivision Map Act counsel, compliance and litigation
  • Transit-oriented mixed-use apartment and condominium development
  • Solar energy project development
  • CEQA strategy and scoping, environmental document review, administrative hearings, and litigation
  • Cultural resources and tribal lands evaluations and consultations under CEQA and the National Historic Preservation Act
  • Wetlands permitting and representation before the Army Corps of Engineers
  • Section 401 and 404 permitting and SWPPP development.
  • Wetland delineations and consultation with U.S. Corps of Engineers
  • Endangered species permitting and impact mitigation, and consultation with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA-Fisheries, State Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Conservation and mitigation banking