No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
A coronavirus pandemic (or even the threat of such a pandemic) could easily make it more difficult for parties to perform their obligations under many types of contracts—especially contracts requiring travel or involving the delivery of goods and services. In the event that one of the parties to a contract can’t perform as a result of an actual or potential coronavirus outbreak, would the doctrine of force majeure allow them to suspend their performance or terminate the contract?
Chris Guillen’s multifaceted practice spans all areas of water and land use. He represents clients in water rights and other water-related litigation and counsels clients on water transactions, compliance with state regulations including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and water right permitting issues. His clients range from public water agencies, to corporations and private property owners. Chris also represents various landowners, developers and energy companies in land use-related issues, including navigating the permitting process and compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Prior to joining the firm, Chris practiced complex litigation at a large international law firm.
Board Member, Coastal Housing Coalition
Brownstein Water: Current Trends in Water Law & PolicyContributor
CEQA News You Can Use, Vol. 4, Issue 4Brownstein Client Alert, December 2019, Vol. 4, Issue 4
CEQA News You Can Use - Vol. 4, Issue 2Brownstein Client Alert, August 2019
The Shifting Sands of Coastal Development Policies: How sea level rise and climate change are influencing local development restrictionsPacific Coast Business Times, April 12-18, 2019
CEQA News You Can Use - Vol. 4, Issue 1Brownstein Client Alert, January 2019
Climate Mitigation, State Policy and Science “Stayed” in San Diego Court RulingBrownstein Client Alert, October 9, 2018
CEQA News You Can Use - Vol. 3, Issue 1
Brownstein Client Alert, February 1, 2018
Handling Water Rights Disputes: Adjudication Procedures and Litigation Tips
Speaker, Water Rights in California Seminar, National Business Institute, San Luis Obispo, January 23, 2018
CEQA News You Can Use - Vol. 2, Issue 2Brownstein Client Alert, July 20, 2017
Five Things to Know About the State Water Resources Control Board’s Draft Climate Change ResolutionCo-author, Brownstein Client Alert, Feb. 21, 2017
Member, Urban Land Institute (Los Angeles)
Member, Groundwater Resources Association of California