Sean Hungerford's practice includes the regulatory and environmental aspects of natural resources law, with an emphasis on resources development, water quality issues, and development rights. His practice extends to all aspects of land development review and permitting, including all ancillary state and federal permits and approvals that accompany the local permitting process and land use regulation. Sean regularly speaks on environmental and land use issues.

Sean is licensed to practice in California and Nevada and advises clients on land use and environmental matters throughout the West. He is admitted to practice before all California courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California and District of Nevada. Sean received his economics degree from the University of California, Irvine in 1994, and his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1998.

A snapshot of Sean's practice includes the following:

  • Specializes in NEPA and CEQA law and practice, including applications to commercial, residential and industrial types of development.
  • Focus on water-quality compliance and enforcement under federal and state law, including NPDES permitting.
  • Counsel for numerous national mining companies, providing advice and representation on permitting and reclamation, closure, NEPA and state environmental requirements, and compliance with water, air, hazardous materials, and other regulatory programs.