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Land Use and Municipal Law
Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. attorneys provide a broad spectrum of legal services for private and public clients in all aspects of land use law.
The firm offers counseling, permitting, and litigation services with respect to the full breadth of environmental issues.
Real Estate & Business Transactions & Litigation
In addition to land use law, the firm offers counseling and litigation services for clients.
Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. balances its private-sector representation with a significant cross-section of public sector clients.
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Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s September Environmental Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2021. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE To read…Continue Reading
Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s Mid-Year Cumulative Environmental Action News Update. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2021. Bolded titles indicate…Continue Reading
Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. Is Pleased To Announce That Two Of Its Attorneys Have Been Chosen For The 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers List
Diane G. Kindermann (2015-2021) and William W. Abbott (2004-2021) were again selected for the Northern California Super Lawyers List in the practice areas of Land Use and Zoning law. More…Continue Reading
U.S. SUPREME COURT HOLDS THAT TEMPORARY ACCESS TO PRIVATE PROPERTY THAT IS APPROPRIATED BY THE GOVERNMENT IS A PER SE PHYSICAL TAKING, GIVING RISE TO NUMEROUS NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LAWFULNESS OF MANY GOVERNMENT INSPECTION REGIMES
I. Introduction. On June 23, 2021, the United States Supreme Court held in a 6-3 ruling written by Chief Justice John Roberts in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, 592 U.S.Continue Reading
William W. AbbottOf Counsel
William W. Abbott is Of Counsel in Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., a Sacramento-based law firm focusing on land use issues. Mr. Abbott’s clients include public…
William W. Abbott is Of Counsel in Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., a Sacramento-based law firm focusing on land use issues. Mr. Abbott’s clients include public agencies, private developers, and property owners concerned with real estate development throughout California. A long time instructor in land use law, Mr. Abbott also serves as an expert witness on California land use proceedings in state and federal court.
Mr. Abbott has also participated in numerous training programs for local planning departments, County Supervisors Association of California, League of California Cities, and the County Planning Directors’ Association.
Diane G. KindermannShareholder/Partner
Diane G. Kindermann Henderson is a shareholder in Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. Ms. Kindermann represents numerous private and public agency clients, development, agricultural, industrial, mining…
Diane G. Kindermann Henderson is a shareholder in Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. Ms. Kindermann represents numerous private and public agency clients, development, agricultural, industrial, mining and other landowner interests in matters concerning environmental, land use, planning and zoning laws, CEQA, Federal and State Endangered Species Acts, wetlands, water rights and water quality, mineral rights, timber and forestry resources, NEPA and hazardous waste matters, including CERCLA.
Ms. Kindermann is an Executive Committee Chairperson on the Sacramento Regional Transit Authority, Friends of Light Rail Board. She is also on the Council of Counsel and Environment Committee for the Construction Materials Association of California. Ms. Kindermann is a member of the American Planning Association and has also served on the Legal Affairs Committee, and the Wetlands/ Endangered Species Task Force for the Association of California Water Agencies.
Glen C. HansenAttorney
Glen C. Hansen is Senior Counsel at Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. Mr. Hansen litigates disputes involving land use, real estate, constitutional takings, local government law…
Glen C. Hansen is Senior Counsel at Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. Mr. Hansen litigates disputes involving land use, real estate, constitutional takings, local government law and commercial transactions. Mr. Hansen also advises clients on matters involving real property disputes, business law, environmental law and local government matters. He often speaks at conferences and seminars on these issues.
Mr. Hansen served as the Chairman of the Real Property Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association and the Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Environmental Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association, and serves on the Agribusiness Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. He also serves as a Dispute Resolution Conference pro-tem judge for the El Dorado County Superior Court.
Daniel S. CucchiAttorney
Daniel S. Cucchi is a senior associate at Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., providing legal services for our land development, public agency and industry practice groups.
Daniel S. Cucchi is a senior associate at Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., providing legal services for our land development, public agency and industry practice groups. His practice areas include land use, CEQA, municipal law, real estate, natural resources, administrative and business law. Mr. Cucchi rejoined Abbott and Kindermann, Inc. in 2019.
Mr. Cucchi assists with the firm’s representation of public agency and private clients, including cities and counties, air districts, developers, and industrial and agricultural landowners in matters relating to land use entitlements, planning and zoning laws, CEQA, conservation grants and easements, and litigation. He has also been a speaker at both national and state conferences for the American Planning Association speaking on climate change and improving the agency/public communication process.