Margaret M. Sohagi
Margaret M. Sohagi is a recognized authority on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and land use planning. She has extensive experience in general plan updates, sensitive resources, the Coastal Act, planning and zoning, takings and First Amendment including the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), impact fees, rates and charges, and adult uses. For the past 20 years, Ms. Sohagi has represented only public agencies in complex, high profile land use and environmental transactional and litigation matters. Current clients include the Port of Los Angeles and Los Angeles International Airport. Ms. Sohagi has been an Adjunct Professor of Land Use Law at USC Law School, a state-wide instructor in environmental law, and an instructor for the Judicial Council of California where she teaches introductory and advanced CEQA courses to Superior, Appellate, and Supreme Court Judges and court attorneys. Ms. Sohagi is primary contributor to Funding Open Space Acquisition Programs: A Guide for Local Agencies in California and co-author of Exactions and Impact Fees in California: A Comprehensive Study Guide to Policy, Practice and the Law. She is AV-rated for highest professional excellence and ethical standards and is listed in Martindale Hubbell’s Register of Preeminent Lawyers.