Planning, Zoning, & Development

The Housing Accountability Act (HAA) (Government Code § 65589.5) was enacted 40 years ago as part of a broad legislative efforts to address California’s housing crises.  HAA was designed to significantly increase the approval and construction of new housing for all economic segments of California’s communities by meaningfully and effectively curbing the capability of local

Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. is pleased to announce that Patrick L. Enright has joined the firm as Senior Counsel. Patrick Enright has 25 years of experience in land use, environmental and real estate law. Mr. Enright served as City Attorney for the cities of South Lake Tahoe and Atascadero and has represented private developers in

On February 10, 2023, Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 22nd annual conference 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

Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., an AV rated firm seeks a lateral attorney to help expand a preeminent California land use, public agency and environmental law practice located in Sacramento. Candidate must be highly motivated, self-sufficient and dedicated, with a solid work ethic.  A&K attorneys have been recognized for many years as leading attorneys in environmental

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2022 2nd Quarter cumulative CEQA update. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

1. 2021 CEQA UPDATE

To read the 2021 cumulative CEQA review, click here: https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2022/01/articles/ceqa/2021-ceqa-4th-quarter-review/

2. CASES PENDING AT THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

There are no CEQA

Diane G. Kindermann (2015-2022) and William W. Abbott (2004-2022) were again selected for the Northern California Super Lawyers List in the practice areas of Land Use and Zoning law. More information is available here.

Abbott & Kindermann has been serving private and public clients in California on land use, environmental, and real estate matters

California’s wildfire season now spans nearly the full calendar year. For California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) practitioners, this means the enhanced scrutiny of wildfire and evacuation impact discussions in CEQA documents is an emerging issue that compels more robust CEQA evaluation than has traditionally been afforded to this topic. This new emphasis comes from revisions

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

Reserve your seat for our annual conference taking place in early 2022 for our virtual program.

On March 17-18, 2022, Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. will present its 21st annual virtual 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,