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William W. Abbott is Of Counsel in Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., a Sacramento-based law firm focusing on land use issues.  Mr. Abbott’s clients include public agencies, private developers, and property owners concerned with real estate development throughout California.  A long time instructor in land use law, Mr. Abbott also serves as an expert witness on California land use proceedings in state and federal court.

Mr. Abbott has also participated in numerous training programs for local planning departments, County Supervisors Association of California, League of California Cities, and the County Planning Directors’ Association.

Practice Areas:

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

Education:

  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1978
  • B.A., University of California at Davis, 1974

William Abbott will teach a virtual course with pre-recorded material available from May 4-6, 2021, and a virtual live session on May 5, 2021, learning key provisions of the Subdivision Map Act. This seminar is hosted by UC Davis Extension.

Joining Bill this year will be Timothy Denham, AICP, LEED AP, and Dennis Barber, PLS,

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2021 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.

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/

This blog is devoted to the non-urban areas of California which, thanks to the internet and Covid-19, are experiencing the effects of a relocating work force from California’s urban centers to its exurbs and rural communities. The resulting changes go well beyond the obvious like the increased demand for more electric vehicle charging stations. They

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

PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

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

https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2021/01/articles/ak-news/abbott-kindermanns-20th-annual-land-use-real-estate-and-environmental-law-update-5/

SUPREME COURT

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

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s March Real Estate Law Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent real estate cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2021. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the December 2020

San Luis Obispo Local Agency Formation Commission v. City of Pismo Beach, (March 3, 2021) 2021 Cal.App. LEXIS 181

It is now common for a local agency to require defense and indemnity as a result of subsequent litigation concerning an application. This obligation is created either as part of the application process or as

For all of you who were able to attend, thank you for your participation in Abbott & Kindermann’s 20th Annual Land Use Law Conference. We appreciate your time, attention, and patience as we virtually came together this year.

On January 21st, 22nd and 25th of this year, A&K presented the

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’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