CEQA Girl's goal is to make CEQA understandable and manageable. Stephanie Smith works with private clients on land development applications; real estate transactions such as purchase and sale agreements, leases, and CC&Rs and residential subdivisions. She also serves as counsel to lenders to provide land use opinion letters, has served as an expert in a bankruptcy case for local land use issues, and routinely provides zoning opinion letters.
CEQA Girl assists with the drafting and review of environmental documents required by CEQA as well as responding to comments in connection with Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs). She also advises parties concerned with projects that may not be in compliance with CEQA. Grid Legal, led by Ms. Smith, was selected in 2020 by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) to serve as on-call environment counsel.