LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sohagi Law Group Managing Partner Margaret Sohagi has been recognized for her firm’s support of public agencies’ power to regulate land use in a challenge by the Building Industry Association to the City of Oakland’s public art ordinance.
Sohagi, an authority on land use planning and zoning, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and climate change and land use planning, received the Amicus Service Award last Friday at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s Mid-Year Seminar in Washington, D.C. Through the Amicus Service Award, the IMLA recognizes the lawyers who have actively advocated for and on behalf of local governments and the IMLA, and who have done exemplary work to protect and advance local government interests.
“This is a crucial time to protect land use regulations that benefit the public good,” said Sohagi, who leads the outside counsel for the Los Angeles World Airports broad range of environmental and land use issues. “It’s a challenging time to be advocating on behalf of public agencies when they are so frequently at odds with private interests.
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The Sohagi Law Group handles complex transactional and litigation matters for public agencies, including cities, counties, townships, state agencies, special districts, commissions and authorities. Its attorneys draw upon their extensive expertise in all areas of environmental and land use law to advise clients to navigate existing laws and regulations and keep them up to date on emerging environmental issues such as climate change and greenhouse gas regulation.