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Land Use

Clients (Partial List)

  • Friant Ranch
  • Hart Ranch
  • Sacramento County
  • Solano County Water Agency

Somach Simmons & Dunn represents public and private entities on matters related to land use planning, acquisition of entitlements, and land conservation. The firm provides unparalleled expertise in permitting issues, the California Environmental Quality Act, and other statutes closely associated with land use projects, particularly the areas of water quality and water rights. Somach Simmons & Dunn’s vast experience in administrative proceedings, transactions, and litigation covers a range of areas.

Among the particular subjects of focus in Somach’s land use practice are environmental review of land use plans and complex technical public infrastructure projects pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and/or the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The firm also provides services on the interpretation and amendment of general plans and zoning ordinances.

Our team is well-versed in the Subdivision Map Act and Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) proceedings. We have additional experience with conservation planning and the incidental take of protected species as governed by the Federal Endangered Species Act (FESA) and the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).

Our land use practice also includes experience in real estate transactions and litigation, the Williamson Act, takings litigation, and eminent domain.