Gregory L. Maxim

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Practice Areas

Mr. Maxim’s real estate practice primarily focuses on both litigation as well as environmental/regulatory compliance. Within his litigation practice, Mr. Maxim typically represents large residential or commercial developers in federal and state courts (as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings) concerning real property disputes involving purchase and sale agreements, eminent domain actions, leases, easements, contractual interpretation and enforcement, land use and environmental compliance, partnership disputes and dissolution and defective construction.  In addition, Mr. Maxim also regularly advises and represents property management companies, master planned communities and resort/recreation common interest developments as to dispute resolution and litigation concerning the enforcement and interpretation of developments’ CC&Rs and governing documents, and assessment collection and lien enforcement actions. 

Mr. Maxim’s environmental/regulatory work has involved assisting a wide-range of clients concerning permitting, siting, compliance and mitigation of environmental and land-use disputes on the local, state and federal levels.  This practice has included the representation of large power producers in the permitting and siting of natural-gas fired, wind, solar and biomass power plants, as well as the defense of large landfill operations before state and local administrative agencies, trial and appellate courts.  Mr. Maxim’s extensive experience has included interpretation and compliance with air and land-use requirements (including BACT standards, criteria and non-criteria pollutant compliance, zoning, ordinance and general plan compliance and mitigation, environmental justice analysis) as well as compliance and mitigation requirements for CEQA, Clean Water Act, Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, Integrated Waste Management Act, and California and Federal Endangered Species Act.


Undergraduate:  Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY (B.A. Communication, Cum Laude, 1993).

Law School:  University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA (J.D., emphasis in Environmental Law, With Distinction, 1999).

Legal Experience

Sproul Trost LLP, Roseville, CA 2005-Present

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Sproul, Sacramento, CA 2003-2005

Diepenbrock & Cotter, Sacramento, CA 2002-2003

Ellison, Schneider & Harris, Sacramento, CA  1999-2002

Integrated Waste Management Board (California EPA), Sacramento, CA 1998-1999

Legal Publications and Presentations

EPA’s Title VI Bout – Remedying One Injustice With Another, 30 McGeorge L. Rev. 559 (1999).

Chapter 567: Paving the Road to Extinction with Good Intentions, 29 McGeorge L. Rev. 583 (1998).

Heeding the Lessons of Cannery Row – Regulating California’s Squid Fishing Industry, 29 McGeorge L. Rev. 595 (1998).

Moving Beyond Three Strikes Through California’s Firearm Sentencing Enhancements, 29 McGeorge L. Rev. 531 (1998).

Jury Deliberation as a Self-Organizing System, Southeastern Speech Communication Conference, 1996 (recipient of Dwight D. Freshley Top Competitive Paper Award at the conference).

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