William J. White

Bill White joined Shute Mihaly & Weinberger in 1995 and rejoined the firm in 1998 after a year as an attorney with Earthjustice. He is a partner with the firm. His practice focuses on CEQA, regulatory takings, public trust, land conservation and water quality.

Mr. White has extensive experience representing environmental and community groups in large, complex land use and environmental matters. With another partner in the firm, he negotiated the landmark Tejon Ranch settlement agreement, preserving 240,000 acres in one of the largest conservation deals in California history. He was lead attorney for a coalition of major environmental groups opposed to the controversial Foothill-South Toll Road before the California Coastal Commission and in ongoing CEQA litigation (California State Parks Foundation et al., v. Superior Court of San Diego County, 150 Cal.App.4th 826 (4th Dist. 2007)). Mr. White also specializes in public trust law and advises Bay area cities and agencies in connection with major waterfront redevelopment projects, including proposed developments on Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, Naval Air Station Alameda, Oakland Army Base, Treasure Island and the Port of San Francisco.

Mr. White has lectured on the public trust and is co-author of Chapter 65: Takings and Other Constitutional Controls in California Environmental Law and Land Use Practice (Matthew Bender). He graduated magna cum laude from New York University Law School and received his B.A. from the University of Virginia. In 2009, Mr. White received California Lawyer magazine’s Attorney of the Year (“CLAY”) award in environmental law.

Contact William J. White

Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
396 Hayes St
San Francisco, California  94102
Phone: (415)552-7272
Fax: (415) 552-5816


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