Our team has deep experience in multiple aspects of the land use and development fields, both inside and outside of practicing law. We have worked in government, as urban planners in the public and private sectors, as appointed planning commissioners, for non-profit entities in advocacy positions, and in both “Big Law” and boutique practices. This breadth of experience provides our team members with unique insight on agency culture, local practices, and key staff members.
As an experienced land use lawyer, Elisa is a committed advocate for her clients, assisting them with development and environmental approvals, planning and placemaking. Her experience as an urban planner for a municipal agency and as the Chair of a local planning commission provides her with a unique perspective and positive relationships with agency staff that benefits clients.
Todd has extensive experience in representing developers in the land use and environmental review process in jurisdictions throughout Southern California. Trained as an urban planner, he brings unique insight to the current regulatory environment of planning and land use.
Dave Rand specializes in land use law and governmental regulatory matters. His expertise includes various aspects of the planning and entitlement process and navigating residential, industrial and commercial clients through the often difficult and cumbersome local land use approval and environmental review process.
Clare Bronowski specializes in land use and environmental law. With vast experience in administrative and municipal law, transactional real estate and land use processing and litigation, Ms. Bronowski works closely with her clients to guide major development projects through the complex and challenging governmental entitlement process.
Stephanie DeHerrera is a licensed California land use attorney who advises on all aspects of the local land use entitlement process in California, including due diligence and land use entitlements and permitting, with a focus on compliance with California housing laws and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Olivia is an experienced land use planner and project manager with a strong background in affordable housing. She has spent her career focused on guiding projects through the complex entitlement processes in the City of Los Angeles and the surrounding jurisdictions of Long Beach and the unincorporated County of Los Angeles.
Alison Martinez’s practice focuses on land use and environmental matters. She assists clients at all stages of the development process, from initial due diligence to obtaining project approvals and complying with a number of State and local laws, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)and density bonus law.