A. Catherine Norian is an attorney in Land Use Group. She focuses on compliance with land use laws and regulations at the state and local levels, with particular emphasis on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
A. Catherine’s practice emphasizes counsel on entitlement strategies, including the preparation of Environmental Impact Reports and related documents, and project processing before lead agencies in a manner that enables her clients to protect their project approvals should they be challenged in litigation. She has experience in all aspects of major land development, including in planning and implementing all of the steps necessary to guide individual projects and Master Planned Communities from original design to entitlement, as well as subsequent litigation challenges.
She has extensive experience defending project approvals against litigation challenges in trial and appellate courts. Her clients include both real estate developers and other private parties, as well as public agencies. She has also defended major property owners' rights under CEQA.