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Daniel S. Cucchi is a senior associate at Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., providing legal services for our land development, public agency and industry practice groups. His practice areas include land use, CEQA, municipal law, real estate, natural resources, administrative and business law. Mr. Cucchi rejoined Abbott and Kindermann, Inc. in 2019.

Mr. Cucchi assists with the firm’s representation of public agency and private clients, including cities and counties, air districts, developers, and industrial and agricultural landowners in matters relating to land use entitlements, planning and zoning laws, CEQA, conservation grants and easements, and litigation. He has also been a speaker at both national and state conferences for the American Planning Association speaking on climate change and improving the agency/public communication process.

Practice Areas:

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

Education:

  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with distinction, 2012
  • M.A., San José State University, 2010
  • B.A., California State University, Chico, 2003

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s October Real Estate Law Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2020. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

  1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the September 2020 Environmental

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2020 3rd Quarter cumulative CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

1.         2019 CEQA UPDATE

To read the 2019 cumulative CEQA review, click here:

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s September Environmental Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2020.

PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the August 2020 Environmental Action News post, click here:

https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2020/08/uncategorized/august-environmental-action-news/ 

SUPREME COURT

There is one case pending at the California Supreme Court. The case

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s September Real Estate Law Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2020. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

  1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the August 2020 Environmental

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Abbott & Kindermann is pleased to announce that for 2020, U.S. News and World Report has again identified Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. as a nationally and regionally recognized Best Law Firm; a ranking that the firm has held since 2013.

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Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s August Environmental Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2020.

1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the July 2020 Environmental Action News- Part 2 post, click here:
https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2020/07/articles/july-environmental-action-news-part-2/

2. SUPREME COURT

There is one case pending at the California

Martis Camp Community Association v. County of Placer, 2020 Cal.App. LEXIS 773 (August 17, 2020).

Petitioners challenged the County’s decision to abandon a roadway connecting two residential subdivisions, the Martis Camp project (“Martis Camp”) and the Retreat at NorthStar project (“Retreat”), near Lake Tahoe in eastern Placer County on several claims, including the California Environmental

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s August Real Estate Law Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2020. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

  1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the July 2020 Environmental

By Daniel S. Cucchi and Kristen Kortick

https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/rps/

Although cities and counties in California face health and safety shutdowns from the pandemic, utilities must continue essential services and remain in compliance with pre-existing laws. One of those laws is California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) which is driving utilities to transition energy mixes to state approved

Golden Door Properties, LLC v. Superior Court, 2020 Cal. App. LEXIS 710

In Golden Door Properties, LLC v. Superior Court, the Fourth Appellate District addressed several key issues involving the scope of a CEQA record of proceedings, including the question of what is the obligation of a lead agency to retain emails, and