September 17, 2021

Volume XI, Number 260

Amarveer Brar

Amarveer is a Land Use and Environmental associate in the Century City office.  He advises clients on a variety of land use issues including due diligence, entitlements for urban infill, office, mixed-use, transit, hotel, affordable housing, and residential development projects, CEQA and NEPA compliance, and California Coastal Act compliance. Prior to joining Allen Matkins, Amarveer practiced general civil litigation as an Assistant United States Attorney. He also served as a Trial Attorney in the United States Department of Justice Environmental and Natural Resources Division where he managed a docket of complex civil litigation, including environmental, land use, and eminent domain matters.

Amarveer’s land use and environmental litigation experience includes the following:

  • Represented the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in high-profile litigation related to NEPA and NHPA challenges to a North Dakota crude-oil pipeline project brought by environmental groups and tribes.
  • Obtained summary judgment for the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a NEPA challenge to a multi-million dollar multi-modal transportation on the Arkansas River.
  • Secured dismissal of a NEPA challenge to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Hurricane & Storm Damage Risk Reduction System in Louisiana.
  • Member of a trial team that successfully defended the United States and Department of Interior against an aboriginal title claim for the Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico.

Amarveer received his J.D., with honors in environmental law, from Loyola Law School Los Angeles. While in law school, he served as a summer law clerk for the Natural Resources Defense Council and externed for the Honorable Joseph A. Brandolino and Gregory A. Dohi of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Amarveer obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston University.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Amarveer Brar

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