Background

Demar Hooper has a specialized practice focusing on all environmental aspects of real property development. Admitted to California Bar, December 1984; U.S. District Court: Eastern District, California, December 1984; Northern District, January 1996, Southern District, October 2002.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT
ASSISTANT REGIONAL SOLICITOR:

Pacific Southwest Regional Solicitor, Sacramento, California. December 2010 – December 2012. Duties: Broad duties representing federal Bureau of Land Management, including NEPA, federal litigation, administrative appeals, contracts and tort law, privacy (FOIA) law, real estate, mining and environmental law affecting activities on federal land.

OWNER:

B. Demar Hooper, a Professional Corporation, Sacramento, California. February 2003 – December 2010. Duties: Oversaw operation of law firm practicing environmental land use law in California, including residential, commercial, industrial, mining, and agricultural. Expanded on duties from previous career actions, including federal and State litigation.

SHAREHOLDER:

Taylor, Hooper & Wiley, Sacramento, California. February 1986 – February 2003. Duties: Supervised Wetland Regulatory and Natural Resource Sections of firm, addressing wide range of environmental and land use issues related to California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Corps of Engineers Section 404 permits and federal Endangered Species Act.

ASSOCIATE:

Brodovsky, Brodovsky & Grossfeld, Sacramento, California. February – August, 1985. Duties: Land Use Attorney addressing issues related to California Environmental Quality Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Corps of Engineers Section 404 permits.

ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYST:

County of Sacramento, 1972-1985. Duties: Environmental analysis and local planning; preparation and review of environmental documents. Jones & Stokes Associates, August 1985 – January 1986. Duties: Environmental analysis and preparation of environmental documents.

EDUCATION:

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Juris Doctor Degree awarded June 1984. Member: Moot Court Honors Board. Traynor Society.
  • California State University, Sacramento, Master of Arts Degree in Government awarded June 1974. Thesis: Implications of Institutionalized Planning Theory on Urban Land Use Patterns
  • University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science awarded June 1971.

MEMBER:

Association of Environmental Professionals; California Construction and Industrial Materials Associate (CalCIMA); State Bar Environmental Law Section; Sacramento County Bar Association.

INSTRUCTOR/PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS (Selected)

Speaker: “California Civil Engineering and Surveying Land Law.” Half Moon Seminars. Sacramento, CA, February 8, 2008, and “Wetland Regulation.” Lorman Educational Services. Sacramento, CA, May 7, 2014.

Author, “The Expanding Regulation of Central Valley Farmers by the Sacramento Corps District,” National Wetlands Newsletter, March-April 2016; “Shifting Sands, Shifting Burdens: Vested Rights in Aggregate Mining,” Probate & Property, November/December 1998; “Whose Farm Is It, Anyway? Federal Regulation of Farming and Ranching for Natural Resource Protection.” Environmental Law News, State Bar of California Environmental Law Section, Winter 1996.

Moderator, “Takings: Where Are We?” Second Annual Spring Roundtables, State Bar of California Environmental Law Section, June 1, 1997.

Co-Chair, “Wetlands Mitigation Banking in California: A Statewide Conference.” University of California at Davis, UC Extension, July 29, 1994 and July 13, 1995.

Presenter, “Wetlands Regulations; Conflicts & Resolutions in the Land Development Process.” School of Business Administration at California State University, Sacramento, May 1991.