Barry Epstein is a partner in the San Francisco office and a member of the Land Use and Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Groups. His practice focuses on energy law, water rights, land use, and natural resources, representing private and public clients in permitting, transactional and litigation matters.
Barry's energy and public utility practice involves power plant and transmission line siting and permitting in California Energy Commission and local agency venues, public utility regulation before the California Public Utilities Commission, and power transactions.
In the area of water law, Barry represents growers, ranchers and other rural landowners, as well as water companies and districts, in surface and groundwater rights, water supply and water quality.
In the areas of land use and real estate, he represents private property owners, developers, business owners and public agencies in matters involving development and use of land, including local government planning and zoning, Coastal Act permitting, development-related real estate transactions, NEPA and CEQA compliance, and related litigation.
In the natural resources area, Barry handles wetlands, endangered species, and land conservation permitting, enforcement and transactional matters that arise in connection with the ownership, development, use and preservation of land.