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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

Capitol intrigue is gathering steam as long-time state capitol insiders are quietly looking forward to a fiery legislative debate later this year centered on the holy grail of policymaking—CEQA Reform.  Assemblymember Mo D’Eraté, head of the CEQA Reform Is Too Damn Hard! Caucus, is working with leading Democrats and the last elected Republican in the

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2022 1st Bi-Monthly cumulative Land Use and Local Government Review. This summary provides brief updates on recent land use and local government caselaw in 2022. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 2 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

CASES PENDING AT THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2021 4th 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.

2020 CEQA UPDATE

To read the 2020 cumulative CEQA review, click here: https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2021/01/articles/ceqa/2020-ceqa-4th-quarter-review/

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s December Environmental Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2021.

  1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the November 2021 Environmental Action News post, click here:

https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2021/11/articles/ak-news/november-environmental-action-news-2/

  1. SUPREME COURT

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

Since 1970, the City of San Diego (the “City”) has gradually converted its overhead, wooden-pole utility systems to an underground system. Due to funding constraints, the City adopted a Utilities Undergrounding Program Master Plan (“Master Plan”) (2017) to manage selection and prioritization of underground projects. The portions of the City with overhead utility lines were

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (“CDFW”) announced its annual filing fee increase for all California Environmental Quality Act environmental documents.  The filing fees will be effective starting January 1, 2022. For additional information see CEQA Environmental Document Filing Fees (ca.gov). The 2022 CEQA filing fees are listed below:

CEQA Document Fees Effective

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s November Environmental Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2021.

  1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the September 2021 Environmental Action News post, click here:

https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2021/10/articles/water-quality-wetlands-clean-water-act/september-environmental-action-news-2/

  1. SUPREME COURT

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

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2021 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.

2020 CEQA UPDATE

To read the 2020 cumulative CEQA review, click here: https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2021/01/articles/ceqa/2020-ceqa-4th-quarter-review/

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s September Environmental Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2021.

  1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the 2021 Mid-Year Cumulative Environmental Action News Update, click here:

https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2021/09/uncategorized/mid-year-cumulative-environmental-action-news-update/

  1. SUPREME COURT

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