Winston Stromberg is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins, and is a member of the firm’s Environmental, Land & Resources Department. Mr. Stromberg’s practice focuses on obtaining and defending land use entitlements and environmental approvals for major real estate development, energy, and infrastructure projects.
Mr. Stromberg advises clients and litigates controversial matters involving planning and zoning regulations and related environmental issues, as well as state and federal land use and environmental laws.
Mr. Stromberg’s clients include private developers, corporations, land owners, institutions, public utilities, and non-profit organizations. He has helped clients obtain and defend approvals for numerous projects across California, including film and TV studios and theme parks, desalination facilities and related infrastructure, mixed-use and multi-family developments, hotels, master planned communities, private schools, and power plants and other industrial projects. He has extensive experience in handling litigation concerning compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), local planning and zoning laws, the California Coastal Act, and air quality and water quality laws in jurisdictions throughout California.
Mr. Stromberg draws on extensive experience in areas that include CEQA, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Coastal Act, the Subdivision Map Act, state and local planning and zoning laws, federal and state air quality and water quality laws, historic preservation laws, hazardous waste and contaminated property laws, endangered species preservation, California’s “Prop. 65,” municipal law, and public contracting. Mr. Stromberg advises clients in various industries throughout California regarding land use entitlements and approvals from local, state, and federal agencies. He also has substantial experience negotiating easement, construction, structural, and other real estate-related agreements with governmental agencies to implement development projects. In addition, he practices in the field of charter school law, advising on and litigating facilities-related issues for charter school membership organizations and schools.
Mr. Stromberg is a board member of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association's Environmental Law section, and the Board of Governors of the Valley Economic Alliance.
Recent Speaking Engagements
- LACBA Environmental Law Section, The CEQA Guidelines (Revisited): A Follow-Up on the Proposed Amendments and their Potential Impact on Environmental Review, January 30, 2018
- LACBA Environmental Law Section, The CEQA Guidelines: Proposed Amendments and the Potential Impact on Environmental Review, December 3, 2015
- LSI, Land Use Planning in California, “Climate Change and Water: Too Much in the Ocean and Not Enough Fresh Water Available for Use,” June 24, 2015
- LSI, California Environmental Quality Act, California Emissions Estimator Model (CalEEMod) and Other New Air Emissions Tools, October 6, 2014