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Adam U. Lindgren

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Adam Lindgren is the Principal in Charge of Meyers Nave’s Sacramento office. He has over 25 years of experience in municipal law and complex land use development. Adam has served as the City Attorney for the City of Rancho Cordova since 2005 and serves as Special Counsel to cities and special districts statewide, as well as representing parties on complex land use matters. He recently served for six years as the City Attorney for Modesto.

His recent projects include advising the City of Modesto on a development agreement with a major downtown food processing plant, advising the City of Monterey on subdivision and vested rights issues for a Cannery Row mixed-use development, and processing thousands of acres of land use approvals for subdivisions for the City of Rancho Cordova. Adam is currently providing specialty legal services for a 8,000-acre ranch in connection with securing land use permits and environmental approvals for major reconstruction, improvements and new additions including dams, new housing pads, helipad, vineyard, fire prevention system, and conservation easements.

Adam’s land use experience includes preparing comprehensive general plan updates and annexations, processing land use entitlement documents for mixed-use developments and complex subdivision map approvals, negotiating development agreements for large-scale planned unit projects, advising on development impact fees, and managing property related issues and leasing for large-scale agricultural properties.

Adam is the managing co-editor and an update coauthor of numerous chapters in the leading comprehensive publication on land use law, California Land Use Practice, published and updated annually since 2006 by Continuing Education of the Bar. He has written and lectured extensively on a wide array of land use and municipal law topics, including the Subdivision Map Act, development arrangements, the Brown Act, conflicts of interests, due process, Proposition 218, takings  and exactions, zoning, district formation, the Coastal Act, geologic hazard abatement districts, and ethics. He speaks statewide for groups including the League of California Cities, State Bar of California, American Bar Association,  California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions, and California Special Districts Association, among others.

Adam began his legal career in Washington, D.C. as a legislative assistant to a member of the United States House of Representatives. On Capitol Hill, Adam focused on land use, environmental and local government issues.



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