Along with Sierra Engineering Limited, San Andreas, California as development consultant, Bill Abbott served as land use counsel to Castle & Cooke Calaveras, Inc. for the recently approved Copper Mill project, a mixed use project located in Copperopolis, California. Robert Klousner of Planning Partners served as the CEQA consultant to the applicant, and Quad Knopf acted as peer advisor for the County of Calaveras.

The Court of Appeal, 4th District, recently affirmed EIR certification and project approval by Mariposa County for the Silvertip resort project located in Fish Camp, California. Bill Abbott represented the Board of Supervisors and the County in the administrative hearings, as well as the trial and appellate courts. Gene Smith and Quad Knopf were responsible for EIR preparation.