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Environmental, Land Use, and Natural Resources Litigation

A key strength of Burke’s litigation practice is its deep expertise in the areas of environmental, land use, and natural resources law. Our environmental litigation team represents public agency and private clients in environmental and land use disputes in state and federal courts, as well as before the myriad federal, state, regional, and local agencies administering state and federal environmental and land use laws. Burke lawyers have successfully defended “potentially responsible parties” in Superfund litigation under CERCLA, as well as petitioners, respondents, and real parties in interest in mandate litigation, especially under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Burke’s environmental litigators deal with issues under CEQA and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on a daily basis, litigating disputes over the adequacy of environmental impact reports, involving land use, planning, real estate development, and public infrastructure projects.