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Kerry Shapiro

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San Francisco, California 94111

Christine Gibson

Kerry Shapiro leads the Firm's Government, Land Use & Zoning, Environment and Energy Department in the San Francisco office. Kerry has a comprehensive government, land use, environment, and natural resources practice, emphasizing permitting, environmental compliance, public land transactions, and related litigation, at federal, state, and local levels.

He has extensive experience working with the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, Federal and State Endangered Species Acts, the Mineral Materials Act, the Mining Law of 1872, the California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act, California Water Law, zoning, general plan, variance and use permit processes, administrative appeals, and both administrative mandamus and general environmental litigation. Kerry performs these services on behalf of a variety of international and domestic corporations, emphasizing the building materials and development industries, pursuing multi-jurisdictional mineral resource extraction and land development projects.

Representative Experience:

  • Soledad Canyon Sand and Gravel Mining Project, Bureau of Land Management, Record of Decision, approved August 2000, largest federally-approved sand and gravel project in the United States
  • Embassy Vacation Resorts, City of South Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, approved 1996
  • Baker & McKenzie, San Francisco, Partner, 2000-02


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1987

B.A., Oberlin College, 1982
Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California


General Counsel, California Construction and Materials Association (CalCIMA), 2013-2014

Member, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, American Bar Association

Member, Environmental Law Section, State Bar of California

Member, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

Chair, CalCIMA Legal Committee, 2010-2014

Chair, CalCIMA Associates Subcommittee, 2009-2011

Awards & Recognition

Recipient of CalCIMA's 2011 Spirit of the Industry Award, for participation in negotiations on California SB 108 relating to idle mines.