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Jon Welner, Environmental Partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP, is Elected Chair of the Planning Commission for the Town of Tiburon

July 28, 2014–Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that Jon Welner, a partner in JMBM’s Environmental Practice Group, and Chair of the Firm’s Prevailing Wage Practice Group, has been elected Chair of the Town of Tiburon’s Planning Commission.

“Tiburon is a very special place,” said Welner. “I am honored to serve this extraordinary community. My colleagues and I on the Planning Commission work hard to preserve what is special about our town while making room for exciting new possibilities.”

Welner has expertise in environmental, natural resource, and land use law. His practice covers all aspects environmental law, including the regulation of air, water, hazardous substances, radioactive materials, power plants, renewable energy, infill and coastal development, and “brownfields.”

Welner also represents developers, contractors and manufacturers on complex prevailing wage matters. (See description below.)

About JMBM’s Environmental Group
JMBM is a full-service law firm committed to providing clients with outstanding results. 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. From our offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Orange County, we serve our clients’ needs worldwide. See

About JMBM’s Prevailing Wage Group
Prevailing wage laws require that union wages be paid to workers on publicly-funded construction projects. In recent years, however, these laws have been dramatically expanded to cover many private construction projects. This can cost developers millions of dollars in unexpected labor costs—sometimes years after the project is complete. The lawyers of JMBM’s Prevailing Wage Group help our clients understand this potential exposure, structure projects to minimize liability, and successfully defend against enforcement actions and worker lawsuits.

About the Town of Tiburon
The Town of Tiburon is located just north of San Francisco in Marin County, California. It is a charming community of just under 9,000 residents, surrounded by water and accessible by ferry. The Town is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

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