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Law Offices of Babak Naficy

Since 1997, Attorney Babak Naficy has served the environmental public interest community throughout California, in both state and federal courts.  Naficy works collaboratively with community groups and regional environmental organizations to find legal solutions to intractable environmental problems. Whether you are a seasoned environmental organization grappling with regional issues or a nascent neighborhood group fighting a local project, Naficy will usually be able to assist you by drawing on his nearly two decades of experience and knowledge of environmental law.  Naficy’s areas of expertise include the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), planning and zoning laws, the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, NEPA and Proposition 65.

Areas of Practice

Environmental law and planning

  • Land use and Planning including CEQA, Subdivision Map Act/Government Code, NEPA and Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Act (LAFCO proceedings)
  • Water Supply Analysis (SB 221, SB 610, Urban Water Planning Act)
  • Natural resource protection (Federal and State Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, FLPMA)
  • Consumer protection and toxics (e.g. Proposition 65, Unfair Competition Law (Bus and Prof. Code ¶17200)
  • Power Plant licensing and siting(“CEC”) (Warren-Alquist State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Act (Warren-Alquist Act), Pub. Resources Code, § 25000 et seq., CEC Regulations)

Other Areas of Practice

  • Landlord tenant law and advocacy
  • Appellate advocacy
  • Public records (Public Records Act, FOIA)