Andreas L. Booher, Associate
Andreas, an associate attorney in the firm, represents public sector clients with a focus on municipal governance, environmental law, water, land use issues, and joint powers authority formation and governance. He provides advice and counsel to public agencies on a broad range of issues including advising on environmental regulatory compliance, Brown Act, Public Records Act and Political Reform Act compliance, code enforcement including issues related to cannabis, and land use entitlement. Andreas er assists municipalities and special districts in negotiating, drafting, and reviewing agreements, developing ordinances and regulations, and has experience acting in the capacity of general counsel to special district boards during public meetings.
Andreas also has experience advising both public and private entities on a variety of issues related to water, wastewater, and solid waste management. He has advised sanitary and sanitation districts on state and federal regulatory compliance matters and has assisted a sanitation district on all aspects of its operations of an active landfill as well as post-closure monitoring of several additional sites. He has also advised special districts on Proposition 218 rate-setting, regulatory compliance monitoring and enforcement actions, and CEQA compliance for water infrastructure in new development.
Andreas has experience with labor and employment issues from his prior work with the Service Employees International Union, Local 721 in Los Angeles, including assessing pending arbitration matters and settlement offers for the union’s members.
While in law school, Andreas worked as a research assistant for the Content Creators Coalition in Los Angeles and also for two Loyola Law School professors, focusing on Supreme Court opinions for numerous law review submissions; researching and preparing materials for Technology & Privacy, Internet Law and Constitutional Law classes; and reviewing documents related to a Sierra Club case.
Andreas further conducted research on a broad range of legal issues for the Service Employees International Union, Local 721 in Los Angeles, including assessing pending arbitration matters and settlement offers for the union’s members. Andreas also participated in the 2014 California State Bar Student Environmental Negotiations Competition and was an intern with the California Public Utilities Commission: 2014 Interconnection Data Management Summit. He was a member for all three years of law school of Loyola’s Environmental Law Society.
As an undergraduate, Andreas was an Audubon Society Fellow and volunteer with the Coal Oil Point Preservation Project (2006-2009). He also conducted a six-month research project on environmental policies in post-reunification Germany and he conducted a three-month research project on a technology-driven clean-water initiative in Sudan.
In addition, Andreas was a legal assistant with the Law Offices of Robert B. Locke in Goleta, drafting estate planning documents including wills, health care directives, power of attorney, and deeds; and researching zoning and permitting issues related to real estate litigation.
Professional Activities & Affiliations
- Member, California State Bar Association
- Member, Sacramento County Bar Association
- Member, Urban Land Institute
- Member, Sacramento MetroEDGE
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, May 2015
- California State Bar 2014 Student Environmental Negotiations Competition, team member
- Environmental Law Society, Secretary
B.A., University of California Santa Barbara, June 2009
- Global & International Studies; Germanic Studies
- Dean’s List, 2008 – 2009