Barbara Brenner Brings Agricultural Heritage and Legal Skills
Placer Land Trust is pleased to announce the addition of Newcastle resident Barbara Brenner to its Board of Directors.
Barbara Brenner is a founding partner of Churchwell White LLP, a Sacramento law firm with expertise in environmental and natural resources, land use, real estate and municipal law. Her practice is focused on water resources, water quality, endangered species, land use, and related regulatory matters.
“I want to use my legal expertise and appreciation of the outdoors to help Placer Land Trust preserve open space, wildlife habitat, watersheds, and agricultural land in Placer County for future generations,” said Brenner.
Barbara grew up in Loomis and now resides on her family’s 80-acre Brenner Ranch in Newcastle. She graduated from Del Oro High School in Loomis. She received her B.A. from Sonoma State University before moving back to Placer County in 1987. Barbara obtained her law degree from McGeorge Law School in Sacramento, and an advanced L.L.M. degree with a specialty in Environmental Law from the Pace University School of Law. She enjoys snow skiing, cycling, hiking and gardening.
“We are very pleased to have Barbara join the Board,” said Board President Fred Yeager. “Coming from a long-time ranching family and with her knowledge of natural resource issues, she brings a unique blend of skills and interests to the Board, and she’ll be a big asset to our organization.”
Barbara was formerly a partner at another prestigious Sacramento law firm, Stoel Rives LLP, and has been practicing law since 1991. She has published and presented numerous articles regarding water law, CEQA, the Endangered Species Act, development entitlements, environmental regulations, and natural resources.