December 5, 2012–Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that Jon Welner, a partner in the Firm’s Environmental practice, was elected Treasurer of the Environmental Law Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco on December 4, 2012. Welner has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Environmental Law Section since 2010 and is the outgoing Secretary.
“The Executive Committee of the Environmental Law Section is a remarkable group of people,” said Welner. “I look forward to working with them to fulfill the Section’s mission of educating attorneys and the public on important developments in environmental law.”
Welner joined JMBM in early 2012, and has expertise in environmental, natural resource, and land use law. His practice is focused on the regulation of air, water, hazardous substances, hazardous waste, radiological materials, development of contaminated properties, energy and water companies, renewable energy companies, coastal development, endangered species and other natural resources, as well as matters involving CEQA and NEPA (environmental impact reports/studies), the Williamson Act (farmland preservation), and Prop 65. He is a Planning Commissioner of the Town of Tiburon, California.
The Bar Association of San Francisco was founded in 1872, and provides legal services to underserved populations and promotes diversity within the legal community. BASF also offers networking and educational opportunities to members of the legal community. The Environmental Law Section works to educate lawyers and others about environmental law in California.
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP is a full-service law firm committed to providing clients with outstanding results. From our offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County, we serve our clients’ needs worldwide. JMBM’s environmental group counsels clients in identifying, evaluating, and efficiently resolving environmental issues, including air, water, hazardous materials, and soil-related work. The group has expertise in litigation, regulatory, and administrative matters.