Our Practice Areas Span From 

“A”gribusiness To “Z”oning

Guidance Through California’s Complex Environmental And Agricultural Laws

With such an abundant agricultural industry in the San Joaquin Valley, we are committed to helping our clients navigate the complexity and ever-developing landscape of environmental law matters relevant to our region.

The attorneys at Griswold LaSalle Cobb Dowd & Gin LLP in Hanford focus on agriculture, land use and development, oil and gas, water and zoning. We have experience working directly with farmers, agricultural cooperatives, municipal utility districts, water control and improvement districts, special utility districts and river authorities in the state of California. We also serve out-of-state agricultural interests in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.

Helping Farmers Confidently Face Environmental Regulations

As a farmer, you may struggle while seeking required permits to make environmental law-related improvements. You may need to obtain approvals from multiple regulatory agencies with seemingly contradictory regulations. On the other side of the coin, you may need an attorney’s defense after being accused of violating “green” farm operation regulations. Put our experience on your side as you find your way through the maze of regulatory compliance, enter high-stakes negotiations, or prepare for hearings before an agency or court.

We also work with other entities besides farmers in farm-related environmental cases. For example, we can advise agribusiness personnel, service providers, government entities, and key players responsible for groundwater management and other water-related legal issues.

Businesses and government entities facing water law concerns often need experienced water law attorneys to provide strategic and substantive guidance on water rights, water supply, water transfers, water quality, groundwater, federal reclamation, public agency, and compliance-related water issues that arise amid a constantly evolving legal and political landscape.

When Environmental Laws Have Implications For Land Use And Development

Our lawyers assist developers who must verify that they have inspected and mitigated, if necessary, toxic substances remaining from past uses of the land. Sites of former gasoline stations, chemical storage tanks and other installations that may have contaminated the soil are examples of properties that may require special treatment and certification for redevelopment.

We advise a wide range of clients on these and other environmental law-related land use controversies.

Bring Your Environmental Law Questions To Our Attention

Our 13 lawyers have a sum total of more than 200 years’ legal experience. Capable support staff members help us keep our services efficient and personalized.

We are ready and eager to help you solve problems in full compliance with laws and regulations related to land you own, lease, may buy or plan to redevelop in California. To schedule a consultation with an environmental law attorney at Griswold LaSalle Cobb Dowd & Gin LLP, call 559-821-7440 or email us.