Partner, Environment and Land Use and Coastal Groups
Steven Kaufmann is one of the foremost Coastal Commission land use lawyers in California. He has over four decades of experience representing the California Coastal Commission and landowners, developers, public entities and public utilities with matters before that agency. His work is unique among Commission practitioners because it involves not only a broad array of Coastal Commission administrative matters, but also a substantial amount of litigation involving challenges to or defense of Commission decisions.
He has a track record for producing successful results for clients on a host of projects involving complex energy or transportation issues; wetlands, environmentally sensitive habitat and other habitat-related issues; golf courses, marinas, traditional hotels, timeshares and condominium hotels; residences, subdivisions, and commercial uses; and public agency projects. Prior to entering private practice, Kaufmann worked from 1977 to 1991 at the California Attorney General’s office representing the Coastal Commission.
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