Andrew Bell advises clients on the permitting of large-scale energy and real estate development projects on private lands in California and on federal public lands across the western United States. He represents some of America’s largest private and publicly traded corporations before local, state and federal regulatory agencies on a daily basis.
Andrew’s practice focuses on environmental impact review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), permitting under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and California’s planning and zoning laws, incidental take authorizations under the Endangered Species Act, and compliance with other related federal and California natural resources laws. Much of Andrew’s work involves designing and implementing entitlement strategies that meet the client’s objectives in the most legally defensible manner possible.
J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law (2004)
M.A., University of Chicago (2000)
B.A., magna cum laude with distinction, Cornell University (1999)
Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
Professional Activities and Honors
Member, State Bar of California, Environmental Law and Real Property Law sections
Member, Bar Association of San Francisco, Environmental and Real Property section
Member, American Wind Energy Association
Member, Bay Planning Coalition
Member, Power Association of Northern California
Member, Urban Land Institute
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