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Publications

Legal Alerts

17-Sep-2018 Groundwater Pumpers Beware: The Public Trust Doctrine is Lurking
20-Jun-2018 Are You Ready for the New Prop 65 Warnings? What Commercial Property Owners and Businesses Need to Understand to Be Prepared
30-Jan-2018 UPDATE: California Natural Resources Agency Commences CEQA Guidelines Amendments Rulemaking
01-Dec-2017 OPR Releases Comprehensive Package of Proposed Amendments to CEQA Guidelines
20-Jul-2017 California Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeal Decision to Invalidate SANDAG's Regional Transportation Plan EIR for its GHG Impacts Analysis
11-Jul-2017 California Supreme Court Rules Homeowners Forfeited Right to Challenge Coastal Development Permit Conditions By Undertaking Work Authorized By Permit
31-May-2016 Important Wetlands Permitting News: U.S. Supreme Court Allows Pre-Permit Challenges to Approved Jurisdictional Determinations
25-Feb-2016 DWR Makes Progress in SGMA Implementation by Releasing Draft Regulations for Groundwater Sustainability Plans
18-Dec-2015 California Supreme Court Rejects Mandatory "Reverse CEQA" Analysis
19-Nov-2015 San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board Amends Regional MS4 Permit to Provide Alternate Compliance, Define Prior Lawful Approval of Development Projects, and Extend BMP Design Manual Deadline
Authored by Kathryn Horning while an attorney at Allen Matkins, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water
23-Oct-2015 New Legislation (AB 802) To Replace Existing Energy Use Disclosure Law (AB 1103)
13-Oct-2015 Governor Brown Authorizes Streamlined Groundwater Basin Adjudications and Private Party Participation Under Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
09-Oct-2015 Nationwide Stay of EPA/Army Corps "Waters of the U.S." Rule Issued By Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
04-Aug-2015 State Agencies Cannot Declare Mitigation of Project Impacts Infeasible Based Solely on the Lack of Legislative Appropriations
Authored by Mark J. Hattam, currently serving as General Counsel at the San Diego County Water Authority, and Kathryn Horning, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water, while attorneys at Allen Matkins
23-Jun-2015 Mutual Water Companies: A Water Supply Option for Multifamily and Residential Developments
27-May-2015 EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Approve New Definition of "Waters of the United States"
21-Apr-2015 Progressively Tiered Water Rates to Promote Conservation May Violate Proposition 218
Authored by Mark J. Hattam, currently serving as General Counsel at the San Diego County Water Authority, and Kathryn Horning, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water, while attorneys at Allen Matkins
20-Apr-2015 State Water Board Releases Proposed Emergency Regulations Imposing Strict Reductions in Water Use
Authored by Kathryn Horning while an attorney at Allen Matkins, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water
13-Apr-2015 Army Corps Jurisdictional Determinations Subject to Pre-Permit Judicial Review, Eighth Circuit Says
07-Apr-2015 Groundwater Fees in Flux Following Recent Conflicting Proposition 218 Cases
Authored by Mark J. Hattam while an attorney at Allen Matkins, currently employed as General Counsel of the San Diego County Water Authority
02-Apr-2015 Governor Brown Issues Executive Order Requiring Statewide Mandatory Water Restrictions
Authored by Kathryn Horning while an attorney at Allen Matkins, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water
19-Mar-2015 State Water Board Significantly Expands Scope of Authority to Investigate Water Rights
09-Feb-2015 State Water Board Launches Investigation Into Claims of Senior Water Rights
19-Sep-2014 California Acts to Manage Statewide Groundwater Issues
Authored by Mark J. Hattam while an attorney at Allen Matkins, currently serving as General Counsel at the San Diego County Water Authority
22-Aug-2014 City of San Diego's Settlement Over Alleged MS4 Permit Violations Results in Crackdown on Out-Of-Compliance Projects
Authored by Kathryn Horning while an attorney at Allen Matkins, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water

Videos

28-Aug-2018 New California Prop 65 Warnings in Effect August 30, 2018
28-Jul-2016 US Supreme Court Decision Helps Developers in Wetland Permitting
10-Dec-2015 Basics: Rights to Groundwater
24-Nov-2015 Recent Developments in Environmental Due Diligence
14-Jul-2014 Proposed Expanded Definition of Waters of the United States
27-May-2014 Recent Developments in Environmental Due Diligence
06-Mar-2014 Manufacturers, Importers and Retailers Must Take Action Following DTSC Reveal of Priority Products
08-Jul-2013 The Koontz Decision: Limits Conditions a Government Can Impose on Developers
27-Mar-2013 Legal Issues In Real Estate Development Introduction to Environmental Law
20-Sep-2012 A Look Beneath the Surface of Water Supply for Large Scale Projects in California
21-Mar-2012 Legal Issues in Real Estate Development: Introduction to Environmental Law
05-Dec-2011 Northern California Women of Influence Luncheon Video
05-Dec-2011 Northern California Womens Real Estate Mentorship Program
13-Sep-2011 SB375 - California's Climate Change Regulation: Issues When Planning a Project
31-Aug-2011 Vapor Intrusion: A Game-Changer in How Property is Being Evaluated by Regulators & Lenders
02-Aug-2011 Opening Doors for Energy Projects on Protected Agricultural Lands
12-Jul-2011 Cap-and-Trade: California's Controversial Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
02-Jun-2011 Water Supply & the Increasing Importance of Urban Water Management Plans in Development
13-Apr-2011 Navigating Wetlands with No Clear Direction
22-Jun-2010 Green Building Codes –What Do They Mean for Construction in San Francisco?

Press & Media

18-Jul-2018 Prop 65 Means Re-Evaluating Existing Signage
John J. Allen and Vaneeta Chintamaneni in GlobeSt.com
17-Jul-2018 Prop 65 Takes Effect On August 30
John J. Allen and Vaneeta Chintamaneni in GlobeSt.com
07-Jun-2018 Engineering Co. Says Calif. Water Plant Suit Is Time-Barred
Robert R. Moore in Law360
08-May-2018 Allen Matkins Ranked in Top Tier of California Real Estate Law Firms by Chambers USA for 17th Consecutive Year
Construction, Environmental and Labor & Employment Practices Receive Top Rankings; Eleven Individual Attorneys Recognized for High Achievement
19-Mar-2018 Allen Matkins Recognized in JD Supra's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards for Real Estate, Energy & Environment and Securities
Firm named Top Real Estate Firm; individual attorneys recognized as top authors in respective categories
14-Mar-2018 OC judge says CEQA case is unique
K. Erik Friess in Daily Journal
22-Aug-2016 Calif. Appeals Court Upholds Nix Of $400M Water Plant Deal
Robert R. Moore in Law360
01-Jun-2016 Allen Matkins Ranked in Top Tier of California Real Estate Law Firms by Chambers and Partners for 15th Consecutive Year
Construction, Environmental and Labor & Employment Practices Receive Top Rankings; Nine Individual Attorneys Recognized for High Achievement
29-Jan-2016 Legal Matters: What to Expect on Environmental Reform
David H. Blackwell in Real Estate Bisnow San Francisco
23-Dec-2015 What Reverse CEQA Opinion Means
Heather S. Riley in GlobeSt
18-Jun-2015 Drought, A Major Issue for Developers
John C. Condas in Globe St
28-May-2015 Allen Matkins Ranked in Top Tier of California Real Estate Law Firms by Chambers and Partners for 14th Consecutive Year
Construction, Environmental and Labor & Employment Practices Receive Top Rankings; 12 Individual Attorneys Recognized for High Achievement
11-Dec-2014 Allen Matkins Attorney Heather Riley Sworn In as the 2015 President-Elect of the San Diego County Bar Association
21-Apr-2014 Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Allen Matkins' Amy Wintersheimer
Amy Wintersheimer Findley in Law360
14-Apr-2014 Female Powerbrokers Q&A: Allen Matkins' Sandi Nichols
Sandi L. Nichols in Law360
21-Jan-2014 Allen Matkins Welcomes Leading Renewable Energy Partner Barry H. Epstein
06-Jun-2013 Allen Matkins Ranked in Top Tier of California Real Estate Law Firms by Chambers and Partners for 12th Consecutive Year
Construction, Environmental, and Labor and Employment Practices Receive Top Rankings; 12 Individual Attorneys Recognized for High Achievement
15-Apr-2013 Clean Air Debate Delays Projects in Inland Empire
John C. Condas in The Journal of Commerce
18-Jun-2012 Allen Matkins Ranked Number One Real Estate Law Firm in California by Chambers & Partners; Construction, Environmental, and Labor and Employment Practices Named Among Best in California
06-Apr-2012 Leading Environmental Practices
Allen Matkins in The Recorder
20-Jun-2011 Allen Matkins Ranked Number One Real Estate Law Firm in California by Chambers & Partners; Construction, Environmental, and Labor and Employment Practices Named Among Best in California
03-Feb-2011 US States Take Initiative on Cap-and-Trade
David Cooke in Energy Source
27-Aug-2009 David Cooke, Richard Mallory and Stephen Walters Named Among Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers for 2009
Attorneys Rank in Top Four Percent of 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers
19-Aug-2009 Allen Matkins Attorneys Named in 2010 Edition of The Best Lawyers In America
20-Apr-2009 Temecula Collective Breaks Ground on San Marcos Site
Alfred Fraijo, Jr., Claudia Gutierrez and Michael J. Kiely in San Diego Business Journal

Articles

17-Dec-2017 In California, the land rush is on, but is there enough water?
Courtney A. Davis in Marijuana Venture
30-Jun-2015 Alternative water supply options for some development
by Courtney A. Davis and Tim C. Hsu in Daily Journal
26-Dec-2014 BOEM Increases Cap on Offshore Oil Spill Liability to $134 Million
By Kamran Javandel and Emily L. Murray in Oil & Gas Monitor
25-Apr-2014 Top Land Use and Environmental Issues Facing Onshore Oil and Gas Operations
By Kamran Javandel and Emily L. Murray in Oil & Gas Monitor
04-Feb-2013 California's Rainwater Recapture Act Lets State Residents Capture, Use Harvested Rainwater
By Courtney A. Davis, Co-Author, in LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Blog
12-Dec-2012 Carbon Emissions Trading: Three Components of a Successful Strategy
By Emily L. Murray and Kamran Javandel in Oil & Gas Monitor
03-Oct-2012 High court addresses CEQA
By David H. Blackwell in Daily Journal
01-May-2012 A Moving Target? Lahontan Regional Water Board Reevaluates Background Levels of Hexavalent Chromium at PG&E's Hinkley Site
By Emily L. Murray, co-author, in California Water Law & Policy Reporter
20-Jul-2011 Recent lessons for developers from the environmental bench
By Jeffrey A. Chine and Heather S. Riley in The Daily Transcript
20-Apr-2010 EIR for Prohibiting Plastic Bags?
By David H. Blackwell in Daily Journal
20-Apr-2010 EIR for Prohibiting Plastic Bags?
By David H. Blackwell in Daily Journal
01-Feb-2010 If You Have it, You Can Build: Update on Assured Water Supply Laws in the Western United States
By Courtney A. Davis, Co-Author, in American Water Works Association (AWWA) Journal

Newsletter

19-Oct-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
October 19, 2018
18-Oct-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
October 18, 2018
17-Oct-2018 Renewable Energy Update
October 17, 2018
12-Oct-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
October 12, 2018
12-Oct-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
October 12, 2018
11-Oct-2018 Renewable Energy Update
October 11, 2018
05-Oct-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
October 5, 2018
05-Oct-2018 Renewable Energy Update
October 5, 2018
04-Oct-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
October 4, 2018
28-Sep-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
September 28, 2018
28-Sep-2018 Renewable Energy Update
September 28, 2018
25-Sep-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
September 25, 2018
21-Sep-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
September 21, 2018
20-Sep-2018 Renewable Energy Update
September 20, 2018
18-Sep-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
September 18, 2018
14-Sep-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
September 14, 2018
13-Sep-2018 Renewable Energy Update
September 13, 2018
12-Sep-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
September 12, 2018
07-Sep-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
September 7, 2018
07-Sep-2018 Renewable Energy Update
September 7, 2018
06-Sep-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
September 6, 2018
31-Aug-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
August 31, 2018
29-Aug-2018 Renewable Energy Update
August 29, 2018
28-Aug-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
August 28, 2018
24-Aug-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
August 24, 2018
17-Aug-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
August 17, 2018
16-Aug-2018 Renewable Energy Update
August 16, 2018
16-Aug-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
August 16, 2018
10-Aug-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
August 10, 2018
10-Aug-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
August 10, 2018
09-Aug-2018 Renewable Energy Update
August 9, 2018
03-Aug-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
August 3, 2018
02-Aug-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
August 2, 2018
01-Aug-2018 Renewable Energy Update
August 1, 2018
27-Jul-2018 Renewable Energy Update
July 27, 2018
27-Jul-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
July 27, 2018
24-Jul-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
July 24, 2018
20-Jul-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
July 20, 2018
19-Jul-2018 Renewable Energy Update
July 19, 2018
19-Jul-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
July 19, 2018
13-Jul-2018 Renewable Energy Update
July 13, 2018
13-Jul-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
July 13, 2018
12-Jul-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
July 12, 2018
06-Jul-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
July 06, 2018
29-Jun-2018 Renewable Energy Update
June 29, 2018
29-Jun-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
June 29, 2018
28-Jun-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
June 28, 2018
22-Jun-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
June 22, 2018
21-Jun-2018 Renewable Energy Update
June 12, 2018
21-Jun-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
June 21, 2018
15-Jun-2018 Renewable Energy Update
June 15, 2018
15-Jun-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
June 15, 2018
14-Jun-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
June 14, 2018
08-Jun-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
June 08, 2018
08-Jun-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
June 08, 2018
01-Jun-2018 Renewable Energy Update
June 1, 2018
01-Jun-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
June 01, 2018
25-May-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
May 25, 2018
23-May-2018 Sustainable Development and Land Use Update
May 23, 2018
18-May-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
May 18, 2018
17-May-2018 Renewable Energy Update
May 17, 2018
17-May-2018 Sustainable Development Update
May 17, 2018
11-May-2018 Sustainable Development Update
May 11, 2018
11-May-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
May 11, 2018
08-May-2018 Renewable Energy Update
May 08, 2018
04-May-2018 Sustainable Development Update
May 04, 2018
04-May-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
May 04, 2018
27-Apr-2018 Sustainable Development Update
April 27, 2018
27-Apr-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
April 27, 2018
25-Apr-2018 Renewable Energy Update
April 25, 2018
20-Apr-2018 Renewable Energy Update
April 20, 2018
20-Apr-2018 Sustainable Development Update
April 20, 2018
20-Apr-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
April 20, 2018
13-Apr-2018 Renewable Energy Update
April 13, 2018
13-Apr-2018 Sustainable Development Update
April 13, 2018
13-Apr-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
April 13, 2018
06-Apr-2018 Renewable Energy Update
April 06, 2018
06-Apr-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
April 06, 2018
04-Apr-2018 Sustainable Development Update
April 04, 2018
30-Mar-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
March 30, 2018
29-Mar-2018 Renewable Energy Update
March 29, 2018
29-Mar-2018 Sustainable Development Update
March 29, 2018
23-Mar-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
March 23, 2018
16-Mar-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
March 16, 2018
15-Mar-2018 Renewable Energy Update
March 15, 2018
15-Mar-2018 Sustainable Development Update
March 15, 2018
09-Mar-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
March 09, 2018
08-Mar-2018 Renewable Energy Update
March 08, 2018
08-Mar-2018 Sustainable Development Update
March 08, 2018
02-Mar-2018 Sustainable Development Update
March 02, 2018
02-Mar-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
March 02, 2018
01-Mar-2018 Renewable Energy Update
March 01, 2018
23-Feb-2018 Renewable Energy Update
February 23, 2018
23-Feb-2018 Sustainable Development Update
February 23, 2018
23-Feb-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
February 23, 2018
16-Feb-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
February 16, 2018
15-Feb-2018 Sustainable Development Update
February 15, 2018
14-Feb-2018 Renewable Energy Update
February 14, 2018
09-Feb-2018 Renewable Energy Update
February 9, 2018
09-Feb-2018 California Environmental Law & Policy Update
February 09, 2018