Clients across the country count on Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell to help navigate environmental review proceedings under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) and other federal environmental impact assessment requirements, as well as counterpart state laws such as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Unlike most law firms, our work involves complex environmental review matters for a full range of stakeholders: local and state agencies, private project proponents, tribal governments and businesses, non-governmental organizations, sectoral coalitions and more. This breadth of experience allows us to provide our clients with distinct, context-specific advice on projects of all kinds.
Indeed, our team has guided some of the nation’s most complex infrastructure projects through environmental review and permitting processes – and successfully defended them in federal and state courts when called upon. But we have also secured protections for ecological and historic resources of national importance, including in matters of first impression before the Ninth and D.C. Circuits.
We help clients address issues relating to a broad spectrum of ecological, cultural, historic and socioeconomic resources, in contexts ranging from urban centers to wilderness. And our substantive expertise extends across environmental media, including air quality, water, noise, historic and cultural resources, threatened and endangered species, coastal resources, climate issues and environmental justice, among others.