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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

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

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s October 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 September 2020 Environmental Action News post, click here: https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2020/09/uncategorized/september-environmental-action-news/ .

  1. SUPREME COURT

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