LOS ANGELES, August 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Law firm specializing in environmental and land use planning The Sohagi Legal Group announced that the managing partner Margaret Sohagi is recognized in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America. The Best Lawyer Awards are compiled by conducting comprehensive peer review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially assess their professional peers and honor only the top 5.3% of lawyers. nation’s elite in 150 practice areas.

Margaret Sohagi, recognized since 2007, has developed her practice over the past 30 years focusing on helping cities, counties and other public agencies navigate the legal complexities of land use, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), climate change and housing. Sohagi provides constructive and practical legal advice, working directly with the agency’s senior counsel, staff and appointed elected officials. When needed, she zealously defends land use approvals and environmental decisions from major agencies in legal proceedings, and frequently leads mediation teams in settlement discussions.

As a long-time CEQA instructor for California Continuing Judicial Studies program, Sohagi has the unique opportunity to instruct Superior Court Judges, Appellate Judges and Court Prosecutors. His expertise in land use planning and environmental law, and his ability to keep public bodies informed of the latest legal developments and trends, is also demonstrated by his frequent planning and legal conference presentations, his numerous UCLA and USC teaching experience and publications such as the book Solano Press Exactions and Impact Fees in California. Sohagi’s previous career as an urban planner gives him invaluable insight into the intricacies of developing and reviewing complex projects.

Sohagi is currently Chairman of the Santa Monica College Foundation Board. In 2022, Sohagi was recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a “woman of influence” and last year she was selected for the Los Angeles Times’ “Inspirational Women Award” and the Los Angeles Business Journal “Community Impact Advocate Award.”

The Sohagi Legal Group manages complex transactional and contentious matters for public agencies, including cities, counties, townships, state agencies, special districts, commissions and authorities. Its lawyers draw on their extensive expertise in all areas of environmental and land use law to advise clients in navigating existing laws and regulations and keeping them informed of emerging environmental issues such as climate change. climate change and greenhouse gas regulation.

SOURCE The Sohagi Legal Group