Press Release
December 18, 2017

Holland & Knight Expands West Coast Land Use and Environment Practice with Addition of Marne Sussman

SAN FRANCISCO (December 18, 2017) – Holland & Knight’s West Coast Land Use and Environment Group has added Marne S. Sussman as a partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. Ms. Sussman focuses on a range of environmental issues, including climate change and air quality matters, permitting, land use projects and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Prior to joining Holland & Knight, she was a counsel with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in San Francisco.

Ms. Sussman counsels her clients on air quality matters including the development of legislation and regulations, environmental compliance and facilities permitting, and administrative appeals and litigation. She has particular experience with emerging issues such as California’s Cap-and-Trade Program and the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, as well as the Clean Power Plan. Ms. Sussman also represents clients for CEQA review of energy, transportation and development projects. She advises on land use development and environmental issues in transactions and has experience with laws relating to natural resources, water and contaminated sites.

"Marne is an excellent addition to our team, further strengthening our capabilities with respect to CEQA and the Clean Air Act," said Jennifer Hernandez, the leader of Holland & Knight’s West Coast Land Use and Environment Group. "Her experience with California Air Resources Board programs, particularly the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, will be of great value to our clients."

Ms. Sussman received a J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law and a B.A. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Holland & Knight has extensive knowledge in all aspects of land use and environment law, from zoning and entitlements to acquisitions and project development, as well as compliance assessments and environmental impact reports. The firm’s attorneys and professionals have experience addressing issues related to water quality, due diligence, entitlements, brownfields, wetlands, endangered species, historical preservation, health and safety, hazardous materials, biotechnology, insurance and litigation.

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