Sheppard Mullin has been at the forefront in guiding clients through California’s difficult and increasingly complex requirements regulating land development. Our attorneys have frequently served as the leaders of permitting and land acquisition efforts for major development projects, including resorts, golf courses and housing developments. In addition, our Land Use attorneys regularly litigate issues relating to the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) and the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”). We have handled several important cases through the California Courts of Appeal and the federal appellate courts. Our familiarity with CEQA and NEPA enables us to provide efficient, focused counseling in the preparation of environmental impact reports and in the creation of a defensible record in anticipation of CEQA or NEPA litigation.