Weintraub Tobin Announces Lee N. Smith Joins Firm

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SACRAMENTO / SAN FRANCISCO / LOS ANGELES –Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation, a business law and litigation firm, is pleased to announce that Lee N. Smith has joined the firm as a shareholder in its Real Estate Group and will head up the firm’s emerging environmental and agriculture law practice.

Smith has extensive experience in land use regulation and development, environmental compliance, water law and litigation. “Lee is an outstanding attorney with considerable experience in the real estate arena and we are thrilled to have him join us,” said David Krotine, Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Group.

Smith’s practice over the last 25 years has included cases relating to federal and state water quality, air quality and hazardous materials compliance issues, Prop 65 and Food Safety issues. He has handled cases before the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, the San Joaquin Unified Air Pollution Control District, and local environmental agencies. He has also been involved in state court litigation concerning the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and Prop. 65 litigation, as well as federal litigation involving the Clean Air Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).

“Lee is a talented attorney. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm’s emerging environmental and agriculture law practice. We are proud and honored that an attorney with such high caliber would come and be part of the team at Weintraub Tobin,” says Michael Kvarme, the firm’s Managing Shareholder.

“This is an exciting new chapter in my career and I look forward to bringing a fresh perspective to Weintraub’s real estate group, which already has an enviable track record and impressive reputation,” says Smith.