David Ivester focuses on land use, environmental, and natural resource law. He has represented landowners, developers, public entities, energy companies and various other businesses on a wide variety of environmental, land use, land title and water quality issues before federal, state and local regulatory agencies and state and federal trial and appellate courts. David has frequently lectured and written about environmental and land use regulation.
David regularly represents clients in federal, state, and local regulatory agencies on land use, environmental review, wetlands, endangered species, water quality, and natural resource issues. He has broad experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, California Department of Fish and Game, State Water Resources Control Board and the Regional Water Quality Control Boards, California Coastal Commission, California Energy Commission, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and cities and counties.
David’s litigation experience includes federal and state suits involving the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal Flood Insurance Act, Rivers and Harbors Act, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Endangered Species Act, Fish and Game Code, Porter-Cologne Act, Permit Streamlining Act, and regulatory takings under the U.S. Constitution.