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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

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From January 21 to 25, 2021 Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 20th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land use, environmental, and real estate issues affecting commercial and residential development, agriculture, real estate transactions, easements, mining and

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2020 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.

2019 CEQA UPDATE

To read the 2019 cumulative CEQA review, click here: https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2020/01/articles/ceqa/2019-ceqa-4th-quarter-review/

Reserve your spot for our virtual conference taking place January 21-25, 2021.

From January 21 to 25, 2021 Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 20th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land use, environmental, and real estate issues affecting commercial and residential development, agriculture, real estate transactions, easements, mining and

Reserve your spot for our virtual conference taking place January 21-25, 2021.

From January 21 to 25, 2021 Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 20th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land use, environmental, and real estate issues affecting commercial and residential development, agriculture, real estate transactions, easements, mining and

Monthly Review and Thank You!

We wanted to thank each of you for continuing to read our blog and keeping our firm in mind for your land use, environmental, and real estate legal matters. We recognize this has been an unprecedented year for so many reasons, and we are grateful for your time. All of

Reserve your spot for our virtual conference taking place January 21-25, 2021.

From January 21 to 25, 2021 Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 20th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land use, environmental, and real estate issues affecting commercial and residential development, agriculture, real estate transactions, easements, mining and

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s December 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 November 2020 Environmental

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s November 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 October 2020 Environmental Action News post, click here:  https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2020/11/articles/ak-news/october-environmental-action-news/  .

  1. SUPREME COURT

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

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s November 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 October 2020 Environmental

2020 amendments to the Ralph M. Brown Act (Gov. Code §§454950-54963)(“Brown Act” or “Act”) address how public officials may use social media, but not to conduct regular or specific business through those platforms.  The new law (AB 992; 2020 Stat., Ch. 89 (Effective September 18, 2020) was designed to provide more clarity for elected officials