John V. Chibbaro

John V. Chibbaro

Of Counsel

John V. Chibbaro focuses his practice on environmental and land use matters. He advises developers, utilities, and other clients on virtually all aspects of development, from initial permitting and entitlement strategy through government approvals and incorporating legal, political, community and public relations issues. John is experienced representing clients before local, state and federal agencies and has handled complex regulatory matters involving the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and other environmental laws. He has also handled issues related to wetlands and coastal permitting, including U.S. Army Corps guidelines and the Endangered Species Act.


Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Environmental Law, 2016
  • Urban Fellow and Consultant, Fire Department of New York, Terrorism Preparedness Taskforce, 2002-2003
  • Member, Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section


  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2006
    • Staff Writer, University of Chicago Legal Forum
  • B.A., Dartmouth College, 2002
  • Florida
  • California