Andrew M. Skanchy

Of Counsel

Tel: (916) 551-2854


At a Glance

Andrew advises clients on environmental compliance and regulatory issues.
He helps clients accomplish their goals, whether through collaborative deal making or litigation.
Andrew is fluent in German.

When environmental compliance and regulatory issues threaten to impact their projects, clients turn to Andrew Skanchy for his ability to analyze and resolve those issues. With a results-oriented approach, Andrew assists clients in accomplishing their goals, whether through collaborative deal making or litigation.
Andrew’s extensive experience includes advising clients in:

  • California Environmental Quality Act
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act
  • California’s Proposition 65
  • Federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Clean Air Act

While Andrew’s first goal is to help clients avoid litigation, he is adept at guiding clients through beneficial settlement agreements and obtaining successful litigation results in both state and federal court. For example, Andrew successfully defended the environmental document prepared for a 100-year, 900-acre aggregate mine in Fresno County: Friends of the Kings River v. County of Fresno (2014) 232 Cal.App.4th 105.
Andrew is involved with the Urban Land Institute, is an avid golfer and enjoys exploring cities and new development projects, wherever his travels may take him. Andrew is fluent in German.
Prior to joining Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Sacramento office, Andrew practiced environmental and land use law in Los Angeles for the law firms of Mayer Brown LLP and Latham & Watkins LLP. 

  • College of William & Mary, J.D.
  • University of Utah, B.A.


  • California

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