Matt Hofer focuses his natural resources practice on land use and environmental issues, civil litigation and regulatory/administrative law. He has extensive experience with state and federal environmental statutes, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the California Coastal Act and the “Superfund” law (CERCLA). Matt’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, municipalities and government agencies, and private individuals.
Matt is a tenacious problem solver who develops an in-depth understanding of his clients’ goals and finds creative solutions for success. Matt guides his land use clients through all stages of the entitlement process, from the initial stages of regulatory review to litigation and appellate proceedings. His regulatory agency experience includes the Environmental Protection Agency, the California Coastal Commission, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control and numerous counties and municipalities.
In his litigation practice, Matt is a tireless advocate with wide-ranging experience before state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. Clients and colleagues trust Matt’s insights and value his ability to identify and leverage the key issues in a given case.
Matt is a third-generation Santa Barbarian with deep ties to the local community. He is passionate about the unique environment and way of life that characterize California’s Central and Southern coasts.
Matt previously practiced with Cappello & Noel LLP, King & Spalding and Morrison Foerster.