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Peter Landreth joined Monchamp Meldrum LLP as Counsel in 2020. He practices in the areas of land use, natural resources, environmental and real estate law, with an emphasis on land use entitlements, resource agency permitting and environmental due diligence.

Previously, Peter spent eight years in various roles at NRG Energy and its predecessor companies, and he brings a wealth of perspective from his time on the client side in the private sector. At NRG, he served first as Director of Environmental Policy for the company’s fleet of California energy generation assets, leading major permitting efforts for new and existing gas-fired power plants in northern and southern California, including negotiating complex permit requirements with the California Energy Commission, federal and state resource agencies, air quality management districts, environmental agencies and local land use jurisdictions. In that role he also represented the company’s interests in policymaking before California legislative and regulatory bodies. Later, he was a Senior Director of Business Development, with primary responsibility for overseeing NRG’s real estate assets, with an emphasis on creative reuse of brownfield sites. He led the company’s efforts to identify sites with significant redevelopment value and position them for transactions, including removing title encumbrances, minimizing environmental liabilities, conducting redevelopment feasibility studies and negotiating transactional agreements. Throughout his time at NRG, he also provided legal advice to internal clients on environmental compliance and permitting matters at both fossil-fueled and renewable energy generation facilities.

Prior to NRG, Peter was an associate at Holland & Knight. Most recently, Peter was a Director of LL.M. Professional Development at UC Berkeley Law School.


  • Stanford Law School, JD; Stanford University, BA, International Relations

Bar Admissions

  • California