Advising clients on permitting renewable energy projects located on private and federal public lands in California and throughout the western United States.
She counsels clients on regulatory compliance under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and other federal, state, and local land use laws.
Alexa is also experienced in working with contaminated properties, including litigating cost recovery actions, conducting environmental due diligence for real estate transactions, and drafting prospective purchaser agreements and environmental indemnity agreements.
Alexa started her career as a legislative aide in Nebraska’s nonpartisan unicameral legislature. With no official parties, caucuses, or whips, it was up to every member and their staff to chart their own course with the meager resources afforded a part-time legislature amid a devastating recession. And chart her course she did, through law school at Harvard to clerkships for Alaska Supreme Court Justice Joel Bolger and for Chief Judge William Jay Riley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. After completing her clerkships, Alexa practiced at Gordon & Polscer, LLC and Marten Law LLP before joining BK.