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February, 2020 - San Francisco, California



Hanson Bridgett Adds New Land Use Partner in Walnut Creek


February 14, 2020 (Walnut Creek, CA) – Today, Hanson Bridgett LLP announced that it has expanded its Land Use practice with the addition of Sean Marciniak from Miller Starr Regalia. Sean joins Hanson Bridgett in Walnut Creek.

Sean's practice focuses on complex entitlement, land use and environmental matters, with a focus on counseling under the California Environmental Quality Act, Planning and Zoning Law, and Subdivision Map Act. Sean is also proficient in the National Environmental Policy Act, takings and exactions, development agreements, initiatives and referendums, Local Agency Formulation Commissions, affordable housing, the Subdivision Map Act, natural resource permitting (including under the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act Sections 401 and 404), and emerging laws addressing climate change and sustainable development.

“I have known Sean for many years and am thrilled to be working with him again,” said managing partner-elect Kristina Lawson. “His land use and environmental expertise further bolsters our growing practice. We are proud to offer our clients a premier real estate, environment and land use practice and Sean is a great addition to the team!"

"It is great to be reunited with my former colleague, Kristina Lawson. I have long regarded Hanson Bridgett as a leading California firm with incredible talent. I am excited to be here and look forward to working alongside a tremendous group of lawyers," added Sean.

In addition, Sean is a speaker and author on land use topics and was an editor of a popular land use guide. Sean is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley School of Law.


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