Land Use and Real Estate Law
Evaluation of development potential; Rezoning; Subdivision; Environmental Quality Act; Endangered Species; Wastewater Regulation, Wetlands; Exactions; Options; Real Estate Transactions.
Real Estate Mediation
As a neutral third party, I work confidentially with disputing parties to understand each party's needs, develop options, and help the parties reach mutual agreement.
School Mitigation Fees and Municipal Zoning Exemptions
Implementation of school facility plans requires cooperation from cities, counties and the public.City cooperation can be achieved with a sensitive and systematic approach by the school district.
My background includes economics and science, which enables me to deal with non-legal aspects of hazardous materials problems.
Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA)
RLUIPA is not a free pass to approval for your proposed church. Successful use of RLUIPA requires a political strategy that brings forceful planning arguments, local allies, favorable media coverage, and legal realities to bear upon the decision makers.
California now requires historical issues to be addressed, but there is opportunity to address this issue creatively in ways that allow adaptive reuse and expansion of historic buildings.