Getting in Its Own Way: Behind California's CEQA Curtain

In 2018, housing was targeted in 60 percent of all California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lawsuits against construction projects in the state, a new study by Holland & Knight's land use and environmental attorneys finds. "California Getting in Its Own Way" concludes that this litigation is a major contributor to the state's housing crisis.

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Negotiating a Win-Win Zoning Solution

An enterprising startup that offered co-working space for entrepreneurs and independent workers in San Francisco's historic Chinatown faced opposition from zoning authorities and a powerful neighborhood advocacy group. Holland & Knight's Land Use and Zoning team negotiated a resolution that was a win-win for all the parties.

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Advocating for Drug Regulation Reform

Facing unintended consequences from FDA policies on unapproved drugs that could have removed common medical gases from the market, the Compressed Gas Association turned to Holland & Knight's Public Policy & Regulation Group to achieve a legislative solution. The historic reforms that resulted helped to avoid a potentially catastrophic result for the industry.

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Preserving Family Wealth

Holland & Knight lawyers represented a multigenerational family business in the sale of its business unit to a Fortune 100 company. Our Private Wealth Services Team completed the transaction, valued at nearly $1 billion, utilizing wealth transfer techniques to reduce the client's tax obligation by more than $200 million.

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Creating Tax-Exempt Solutions for Hurricane-Ravaged City

Holland & Knight's private wealth and corporate services attorneys provided pro bono counsel to the Lynn Haven, Fla., municipal government after the city was devastated by Hurricane Michael on Oct. 10, 2018. Our team assisted with respect to the city's formation of a nonprofit corporation as well as the nonprofit's application for recognition of tax-exempt status.

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