Mark Dillon is recognized throughout California for his representation of public and private sector clients on significant matters involving land use, natural resources, and environmental planning and litigation. Mark assists clients in preparing and defending the adequacy of environmental impact reports and other documents for complex or controversial projects arising under CEQA and NEPA, and works in multiple environmental disciplines to advance his clients’ interests in this respect.
Mark’s background also includes substantial experience with issues and litigation arising under the federal and state Endangered Species Acts; the National Historic Preservation Act; the federal Clean Water Act (section 404), including the section 404(b)(1) Guidelines; water quality certifications/waste discharge requirements under the federal Clean Water Act (section 401) and Porter-Cologne Water Quality Act; streambed alteration provisions of the California Fish & Game Code; “fully-protected” species and “take” provisions of the California Fish & Game Code; the Subdivision Map Act; and, the Planning and Zoning Law. Mark also has considerable expertise with matters concerning water supply/resources; wetlands and riparian habitat protections/requirements; property development agreements; General Plan and Specific Plan issues (including the preparation and amendment of same); and, federal and state hazardous waste laws and regulations.
Mark is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating given to lawyers. The rating means that the legal community has rated his legal ability as very high, and has recognized his professional reliability, diligence, and faithful adherence to ethical standards.