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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Creating Tax-Exempt Solutions for Hurricane-Ravaged City

Holland & Knight's private wealth and corporate services attorneys provided pro bono counsel to a Bay County, 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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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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Advising Foreign Investors on U.S. Power Plant Buy

A consortium of international investors turned to Holland & Knight's energy and mergers and acquisitions attorneys to purchase a two-unit power plant that provides critical energy infrastructure in New York City. The transaction is an example of how attorneys in our broad base of services collaborate to support clients in challenging transactions.

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Protecting U.S. Trademarks Abroad

U.S. companies facing trademark challenges in international markets have a trailblazing advocate in Holland & Knight. Our Intellectual Property team established the first industry group to compile a "report card" on countries that fail to adequately protect trademark rights – and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is listening.

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