Regulatory Law & Business Permitting

David R. E. Aladjem Photo
Partner
David R. E. Aladjem Photo
David Aladjem helps clients throughout California manage and resolve water resources management problems, especially those at the intersection of water rights, endangered species, and CEQA/NEPA.

Dan L. Carroll Photo
Of Counsel, Consulting General Counsel
Dan L. Carroll Photo
Dan Carroll has represented both private industry and public sector firm clients for over twenty years before the California Public Utilities Commission, primarily in matters related to regulation of electricity, natural gas, water, and transportation.

Andrea P. Clark Photo
Partner
Andrea P. Clark Photo
Andrea Clark has a practice focused on water rights and flood control, serving as general counsel to a variety of public agencies from local reclamation districts and water districts to regional joint powers authorities.

Christian L. Marsh Photo
Partner
Christian L. Marsh Photo
Public agencies and private companies turn to Christian Marsh for advice on regulatory and land use entitlement issues governing real estate developments, ground and surface water supply projects, renewable and non-renewable energy facilities, mining operations and processing plants, and port and waterfront developments.

Scott D. McElhern Photo
Partner
Scott D. McElhern Photo
Clients turn to Scott McElhern to provide his legal insight to map out a strategy for success. He focuses his practice on litigation matters involving construction, eminent domain, real estate and commercial disputes.

Meredith E. Nikkel Photo
Partner
Meredith E. Nikkel Photo
Meredith Nikkel tackles water and environmental disputes with the discerning eye of a litigator and the innovative thinking of a problem solver.

Kevin M. O'Brien Photo
Partner
Kevin M. O'Brien Photo
Kevin O’Brien assists clients throughout California in water rights, water quality, endangered species and environmental matters.  His clients include private landowners, water districts, cities, counties, real estate developers, wineries and mining companies.

James Robertson Photo
Partner
James Robertson Photo
James Robertson uses a unique combination of legal skills and business leadership experience to provide his clients with practical and efficient legal advice and to counsel his clients through complex business transactions and an increasingly burdensome regulatory environment.

Steven P. Saxton Photo
Of Counsel
Steven P. Saxton Photo
For nearly 30 years, public agencies, businesses and agricultural landowners have looked to Steve Saxton to successfully handle water, resources, and land use litigation and representation in both private negotiations and in state and federal courts throughout California.

Scott L. Shapiro Photo
Managing Partner
Scott L. Shapiro Photo
Scott Shapiro is highly regarded for his expertise representing public agencies in flood protection improvement projects throughout California’s Central Valley and the West, as well as his successful track record on issues of water rights and water supplies.

Elizabeth B. Stallard Photo
Partner
Elizabeth B. Stallard Photo
Elizabeth Stallard helps clients navigate complex employment and business issues with a common sense and pragmatic approach. A seasoned and creative problem-solver, Elizabeth advises clients with workforce management issues and efficiently resolves disputes either through litigation or alternative dispute resolution.

Dale A. Stern Photo
Partner, Co-Chair, Food & Agriculture Group
Dale A. Stern Photo
With over 30 years of experience focused on the agricultural industry, Dale Stern is a trusted business and legal advisor to major agricultural producers, processors and retailers throughout the state.

Stan O. Van Vleck Photo
Partner
Stan O. Van Vleck Photo
For over 30 years, Stan Van Vleck has successfully resolved disputes for clients with government agencies in California.

William R. Warne Photo
Partner, Chairman
William R. Warne Photo
Bill Warne has built a reputation as one of Sacramento’s top trial lawyers. Bill is retained by individuals, companies, and corporations with complex, high-profile and "bet the company" litigation issues.
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Matthew J. Weber Photo
Partner
Matthew J. Weber Photo
Clients that find themselves entangled in intricate legal disputes turn to Matt Weber not only for his legal skills, but because he also takes the time to understand the client’s issues before he recommends a litigation strategy.

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