Norman Carlin practices environmental and land use law, with a focus on environmental impact review and permitting, under California and federal law, for energy, transportation and commercial projects. He also advises clients on compliance with federal, state and local regulatory requirements for protection of the environment, and in particular of water quality and wetlands; and on environmental aspects of business transactions. He represents industry and public agency clients in permitting and rulemaking proceedings, administrative appeals and litigation; assists in preparation of environmental impact documents and comments on proposed agency actions, regulations, and legislation; and advises property owners and prospective purchasers on environmental liabilities and cleanup of contaminated facilities. Mr. Carlin is a past chair of the Environmental Impact Assessment Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy and Resources Law.
- Chambers USA, Environment—California (2008-2016)
- Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law (2016-2017)
- Deal of the Year, Total Terminals Deal—Recognized, Asian-Counsel (2007)
American Bar Association (Section of Environment, Energy and Resources); Bar Association of San Francisco; American Association for the Advancement of Science