William W. Abbott

William W. Abbott is a shareholder in Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., a Sacramento-based law firm focusing on land use issues.  Mr. Abbott’s clients include public agencies, private developers and property owners concerned with real estate development throughout California.  A long time instructor in land use law, Mr. Abbott also serves as an expert witness on California land use proceedings in state and federal court.  

Mr. Abbott has also participated in numerous training programs for local planning departments, County Supervisors Association of California, League of California Cities, and the County Planning Directors' Association.

Practice Areas:

  • Land use and planning law
  • Real estate law
  • Local government
  • CEQA, NEPA

Education: 

  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1978
  • B.A., University of California at Davis, 1974
 

 

Diane G. Kindermann Henderson

Diane G. Kindermann Henderson is a shareholder in Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. Ms. Kindermann represents numerous private and public agency clients, development, agricultural, industrial, mining and other landowner interests in matters concerning environmental, land use, planning and zoning laws, CEQA, Federal and State Endangered Species Acts, wetlands, water rights and water quality, mineral rights, timber and forestry resources, NEPA and hazardous waste matters, including CERCLA. 

Ms. Kindermann is an Executive Committee Chairperson on the Sacramento Regional Transit Authority, Friends of Light Rail Board. She is also on the Council of Counsel and Environment Committee for the Construction Materials Association of California. Ms. Kindermann is a member of the American Planning Association and has also served on the Legal Affairs Committee, and the Wetlands/ Endangered Species Task Force for the Association of California Water Agencies.

Practice Areas: 

  • Land use and planning law
  • Real estate law
  • Environmental law
  • Municipal law
  • Hazardous waste
  • Mining
  • Endangered species
  • Wetlands protection 

Education: 

  • J.D., University of Northern California, 1988
  • Certificate, Sorbonne Law School, Paris, France, 1985
  • B.A., University of San Diego, 1977

 

Glen Hansen

Glen Hansen is Senior Counsel at Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.  Mr. Hansen litigates disputes involving land use, real estate, constitutional takings, local government law and commercial transactions.  Mr. Hansen also advises clients on matters involving real property disputes, business law, environmental law and local government matters. He often speaks at conferences and seminars on these issues.  

Mr. Hansen served as the Chairman of the Real Property Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association and the Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Environmental Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association, and serves on the Agribusiness Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. He also serves as a Dispute Resolution Conference pro-tem judge for the El Dorado County Superior Court.

Practice Areas: 

  • Land use and planning law
  • Real estate law
  • Local government law, including land use and planning
  • Constitutional takings
  • Commercial transactions

Education: 

  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with distinction, 1993
  • B.A., Biola University, summa cum laude, 1986