Land Use and Municipal Law

Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. attorneys provide a broad spectrum of legal services for private and public clients in all aspects of land use law.  The firm has extensive experience serving developers, property owners, and public agencies throughout the Central Valley and Northern California. Practice areas include state and local planning and zoning laws, the Subdivision Map Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, general plans, development agreements, exactions and dedications,  assessment district formation, acquisition due diligence, and local ordinance compliance.

Environmental Law

The firm offers counseling, permitting, and litigation services with respect to the full breadth of environmental issues, including Federal and State Endangered Species Acts, wetlands, water and mineral rights, water quality, CEQA, and NEPA. The firm routinely is involved with the review, analysis, and drafting of CEQA and NEPA documents. Permit acquisition services are provided before all federal, state, and local agencies for residential, industrial, mining, agricultural, and commercial projects for private entities as well as cities, counties, and special districts.

Real Estate and Business Transactions & Litigation

In addition to land use law, the firm offers counseling and litigation services for clients in the analysis, preparation and negotiation of lease, option, purchase, rights of way and easements, due diligence, declarations of covenants, conditions and restrictions, condemnation actions and homeowner association matters. Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. can also advise on the organization and management of business entities such as LLCs, partnerships, and non-profit corporations.

Client Representation

Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. balances its private-sector representation with a significant cross-section of public sector clients. These include numerous cities and counties throughout California for whom both counseling and litigation services are provided. This relationship with local governments, along with state and federal government dealings on behalf of private clients, guides the firm in delivery of on-point, cost-effective legal services. At Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., we preach what we practice. Our attorneys train development professionals, agency staff, and decisionmakers in regulatory compliance, as well as author publications and articles in our practice areas.