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Shawn J. Zovod

Shawn J. Zovod


email  szovod@lubinolson.com
phone   (415) 981-0550
fax   (415) 981-4343
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Shawn J. Zovod is a Partner in Lubin Olson’s Natural Resources, Land Use and Real Estate Practice Groups.  She specializes in environmental and natural resources law and strategy, with an emphasis on Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and National Historic Preservation Act permitting, and the preparation of environmental documents under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). 

Ms. Zovod represents local agencies, institutions, developers, energy companies, and other property owners in negotiations with federal and state regulators, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Office of Historic Preservation, and the Regional Water Quality Control Boards. She has extensive experience with Section 7 consultations under the Endangered Species Act, and in preparing and processing Habitat Conservation Plans, Safe Harbor Agreements, complex individual Clean Water Act permits, Nationwide Permit authorizations, Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreements, Special Area Management Plans, Historic Property Treatment Plans, NEPA and CEQA documents, conservation easements and mitigation funding agreements. 

Ms. Zovod has successfully represented clients throughout California and the western states in evaluating the suitability of properties for development, securing federal and state resource permits, implementing wetland and species permits and mitigation plans, and when necessary resolving violations and securing after-the-fact permits. She also acts as general counsel to a wetlands conservation organization. 

Prior to joining Lubin Olson, Ms. Zovod was Counsel at Ebbin Moser + Skaggs LLP and a member of the Environmental and Land Use practice group at Bingham McCutchen (formerly McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen). Throughout her career, Ms. Zovod has authored several articles regarding trends in land use and natural resources law, and she speaks regularly at professional conferences.


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