Jeffrey W. Forrest: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Jeffrey W. Forrest

Phone619.338.6502

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Land Use
  • and Environmental
  • Environmental
  • Cocktails With Your CEQA LawyerUpdates on CEQA and the Post-Redevelopment WorldOctober 30
  • 2013
  • CEQA Breakfast Briefing Seminar Series - San DiegoStreamlining the CEQA ProcessMay 15
  • 2013
  • 2012 CEQA Breakfast Briefing - San FranciscoSheppard Mullin San Francisco Office
  • November 15
  • 2012
  • 2012 CEQA Breakfast Briefing - San DiegoSheppard Mullin San Diego Office
  • October 10
  • 2012
 
University Binghamton University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1993
 
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University Law School, J.D., 1996
 
Admitted1996, Virginia; 1997, Maryland; 2004, California
 
Memberships 

Memberships

•National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (San Diego Chapter), Co-Chair of Legislative Policy Committee

•Building Industry Association of San Diego, Co-Chair of North County Legislative Committee

•Imperial County Economic Development Corporation

•Delegate, State Bar of California's Conference of Delegates

 
Biography

Jeff Forrest is a partner in the San Diego office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP. He is a member of the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group and Chair of the firm's Imperial Valley Committee.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Forrest's practice includes complex land use planning, obtaining entitlement approvals, and land use litigation defense for clients such as the Hotel Del Coronado, Pardee Homes, Brookfield Homes, solar and renewable energy developers, Allied Waste, the Building Industry Association, Citigroup, Comerica Bank, Black Mountain Ranch, Sudberry Properties, and Donahue Schriber.

Mr. Forrest specializes in counseling compliance with and litigating the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), California Coastal Act, Subdivision Map Act, Mitigation Fee Act, Endangered Species Act, and global warming laws and regulations.

In doing so, his land use work covers all aspects of advising and representing residential, industrial and commercial developers through all phases of the land use regulatory process, including real estate due diligence investigations; negotiating development agreements, easements, annexation agreements, water supply assessments, and environmental permits; processing land use entitlements, and appearing before governmental agencies and commissions.

Prior to joining Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, he served in the U.S. Congress as the Legislative Director & Counsel to Congressman Mike Castle following the Congressman's terms as Delaware's Governor. In Congress, he focused on bankruptcy reform, financial services modernization, corporate governance, environmental, appropriations and tax legislation.

Mr. Forrest is a registered lobbyist with the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, and San Diego Regional Airport Authority, and the San Diego Port Authority.

 
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EIR Air Quality Analysis Insufficient: Lack of Specificity Regarding Human Health Impacts, Mitigation Measure Enforceability, and Evidence Supporting Measures’ Effectiveness in Substantially Reducing Air Quality Impacts Blamed
Jeffrey W. Forrest,Zak Welsh, June 16, 2014
Faced with an appeal of the Superior Court of Fresno’s approval of a controversial Environmental Impact Report, the Fifth District Court of Appeal reversed and found that the challenged EIR violated the California Environmental Quality Act by failing to adequately (1) analyze the health...
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Jeffrey W. Forrest

501 West Broadway, Nineteenth Floor
San DiegoCA 92101




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