Nicholas Moore

Nicholas C. Moore


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Land Use
Land Use
San Francisco

Nick is an associate in the Real Estate and Environment section, focusing his practice on environmental and land use matters. Nick advises clients on how to effectively navigate the complexities of obtaining development permits in California. He also litigates environmental cases in state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, Nick gained experience in research and analysis for cases involving state and federal environmental law. During law school, he interned for the Public Rights Division of the California Attorney General’s Office, working in the environment, land, and natural resources sections. He was also an extern for U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley in the Eastern District of California. Nick served as a judicial law clerk for U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason of the District of Alaska, working on a broad array of criminal and civil cases in federal court.

Representative Work

Petitioning for judicial review of water law decisions on behalf of clients in the state of Nevada.

Counseling corporate client under investigation for alleged False Claims Act violations.

Assisting with seven-week arbitration allocating environmental investigation and remediation costs.

Advising corporate client on potential risks of purchasing previously contaminated property under state and federal environmental contamination law, including CERCLA and HSAA.

Representing public agency in ongoing litigation involving adjudication of groundwater basins.

Counseling Bay Area developer in dispute with city government and successfully achieving restoration of building permits that had been wrongfully rescinded.

Advising Bay Area tech companies seeking to develop and implement transit systems to provide alternative commute options for employees.

Petitioning for agency review of federal water law and Endangered Species Act decisions affecting agricultural client in the state of New Mexico.

Counseling real estate developers on a wide array of land use issues, including CEQA compliance, local agency appeals, and permitting.


"Newly Passed Measure Puts Pressure on Owners of Vacant Storefronts", co-author, Land Use Law Alert (May 2019)

"SB 50: As Housing Crisis Continues, Senator Weiner Announces Revised Upzoning Legislation," co-author, Land Use Law Alert (December 2018)

"Ninth Circuit Decision on Santa Monica Short-Term Rental Ordinance is Win for Cities, Defeat for Airbnb," author, Land Use Law Alert (March 2019)

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Judicial Clerkships

Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Sharon L. Gleason, United States District Court, District of Alaska (2017-2018)

Judicial Extern to The Honorable Troy L. Nunley, United States District Court, Eastern District of California (2015)


B.A., University of California, Berkeley (2011)

J.D., Order of the Coif, University of California, Davis School of Law (2017)

Admissions And Courts


San Francisco

415-995-5078 Direct Phone
415-995-3539 Fax

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