Amy Steinfeld

Amy Steinfeld

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Recognized since 2021

Santa Barbara, California

Practice Areas

Water Law

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Leader in cannabis cultivation projects and co-chair of Cannabis & Industrial Hemp industry group. Works at the intersection of land use and water law. Santa Barbara office managing partner.

Amy Steinfeld is a land use and water lawyer with a broad understanding of environmental issues and a passion for the cannabis industry. Operating in one of the most heavily regulated industries and states, her passion and genuine concern for her clients is critical to her success. Drawing on a substantial network and ability to work closely with state agencies and local governments to anticipate decision-makers’ viewpoints, she efficiently moves even the most contentious projects forward and reduces permitting delays. Amy has worked on cannabis-related issues in California since the passage of Proposition 64. She supports greenhouse and outdoor sun-grown cannabis and hemp cultivators on the Central Coast through the permitting and licensing process to ensure compliance with California’s complex land use, zoning, environmental and water laws.

Her combination of water law and land use experience allows Amy to operate at the apex of the industry. She advises water districts, cities, agricultural interests and developers in all aspects of water law. Accomplished in all facets of land development, from site due diligence, to the preparation of environmental documents to the defense and settlement of complicated multi-party CEQA lawsuits, Amy is recognized for her experience in water supply strategy, local policies, and public outreach.

Amy is co-founder and co-chair of the California H2O Women Conference, which provides an opportunity to collaborate, educate and support women leaders in the water industry.


  • 1021 Anacapa Street , Second Floor
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2711

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Water Law


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