Katie Norian focuses on compliance with land use laws and regulations at the state and local levels, with particular emphasis on compliance with and litigation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Katie is highly experienced in counseling on entitlement strategies, the preparation of the environmental analyses required by CEQA, including environmental impact reports, mitigated negative declarations and related documents, and project processing before lead agencies, all focused on protecting her clients' project entitlements should they be challenged in post-approval litigation. She has substantial experience in all aspects of major land development, including in planning and implementing the steps necessary to guide individual projects and master planned communities from original design through entitlement.

She has extensive experience defending project entitlements against litigation challenges in trial and appellate courts. Her clients include both real estate developers and other private parties, as well as public agencies. She has also defended major property owners' rights under CEQA.