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Land Use

Meyers Nave’s expertise in Land Use law is demonstrated by the fact that clients rely on us to advise on their largest, most complicated and often most controversial land use projects, which also often involves addressing associated Environmental Law issues such as those raised by CEQA and NEPA. We serve as lead transaction, compliance and litigation counsel for many of the most innovative and highest profile commercial, industrial, infrastructure, housing, and mixed-use economic development projects undertaken businesses, public entities, and public-private partnerships throughout California. The scope and scale of our expertise is featured in the January 2021 issue of Southern California SuperLawyers magazine in an article titled “In For The Long Haul: When Practice Group Leader Amrit Kulkarni Is Not Catching Waves, He’s Helping Build Big Things.”

Our attorneys help clients navigate a myriad of complex  local, state and federal land use laws and regulations for matters relating to current land uses, land acquisition and planned development, and the permitting process. Our scope of expertise includes the State Planning and Zoning Law, Coastal Act, Tidelands Trust, Subdivision Map Act, Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Act, Mitigation Fee Act, LAFCO, Historic Preservation Act, CEQA, NEPA, among many others. We have special expertise with general and specific plans, conditional use and variances, zoning and subdivision, and development agreements and fees.

Meyers Nave’s leadership in land use law is underscored by two attorneys who have served, since 2006, as co-managing editors and chapter authors of California Land Use Practice, the state’s most comprehensive treatise on land use law annually published by the Continuing Education of the Bar.