Daniel Maroon is a member of the Real Estate, Energy, Land Use & Environmental Practice Group in the firm’s San Francisco office.  His practice focuses on land use planning and entitlement procedures, compliance and litigation involving endangered species, wetlands, and water quality, and related issues arising under state and federal environmental laws.

Areas of Practice

Daniel assists developers and property owners in obtaining subdivision maps, density bonuses, development agreements, and other land use approvals. He also guides clients through the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act compliance processes.  Daniel has experience obtaining and implementing natural resource permits for large residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects and conducting environmental due diligence for renewable energy projects.  He also advises clients on a range of state and federal regulatory matters, including endangered species, wetlands, water rights, and water quality.

Daniel also litigates complex real estate, land use, and environmental matters in state and federal courts.  Daniel’s real estate litigation experience includes disputes arising out of leases, purchase and sale agreements, and development agreements.  His land use litigation practice broadly encompasses disputes under CEQA and California’s Housing Accountability Act, Planning and Zoning Law, and eminent domain laws.  His environmental litigation practice includes cost recovery actions, regulatory enforcement actions, and state and federal permit defense.

Daniel maintains an active pro bono practice and is a member of the California Lawyers Association’s standing Committee on Administration of Justice.



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J.D., University of California, Hastings, 2013

B.A., University of California, Davis, 2010


  • Extern for the Honorable Jaqueline Scott Corley, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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