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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

The Supreme Court further expanded the scope of permitting requirements for point source pollution under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) in a case involving discharge liability to the County of Maui, Hawaii. The County operated four water treatment wells at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility and used the wells as groundwater injection locations for treated

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s Inaugural Real Estate Law Action News. This summary provides a follow-up to the Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Conference and Outline provided in January 2020 with new case summaries from 2020.

  1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., will begin providing a monthly review for real estate law

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s Inaugural Environmental Action News. This summary provides a follow-up to the Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Conference and Outline provided in January 2020.

  1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., will begin providing a monthly review for environmental law starting in April 2020. Check back next month for

On February 19, 2020, President Trump, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, and other federal officials met in Bakersfield, California, for the signing of a Presidential Memorandum seeking additional water for the Central Valley.

The memorandum instructs the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce to coordinate efforts to broaden their agencies’ actions, consistent with existing law, in

2020 CEQA 1st QUARTER REVIEW

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2020 1st 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

By Diane Kindermann and Kristen Kortick

United States v. California, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 43422 (CA E.D. Ct., March 12, 2020)

In October 2019, the United States government sought declaratory and injunctive relief against California, Quebec and WCI, Inc. for violations of the Treaty Clause, Compact Clause, and Foreign Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution

Please join me on September 24, 2019 for an all-day seminar titled, “Winery and Vineyard Law”. The seminar is hosted by National Business Institute and will take place from 8:30am-4:30pm at the Crown Plaza Sacramento, 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento. Register at the link here: https://www.nbi-sems.com/83117 . I look forward to meeting you there!

Diane Kindermann

Please join me on September 24, 2019 for an all-day seminar titled, “Winery and Vineyard Law”. The seminar is hosted by National Business Institute and will take place from 8:30am-4:30pm at the Crown Plaza Sacramento, 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento. Register at the link here: https://www.nbi-sems.com/83117 . I look forward to meeting you there!

Diane Kindermann

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2019 2nd 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 2018 cumulative CEQA review, click