Land Use, Planning & Zoning

Land Use, Planning & Zoning

Our land use attorneys regularly advise our private and public agency clients in all aspects of land acquisitions, development, permitting and litigation. From small residential projects to major commercial, industrial, mixed-use development, transportation and utility projects, we assist on land use matters in counties, cities and special districts throughout Southern California. Whether it involves existing uses, planned uses, the permitting process or litigation, our land use attorneys help clients find creative solutions.

We advise our clients and work with consultants with issues regarding the general plan, zoning, and subdivision map and permitting issues, including obtaining, utilizing and protecting entitlements and vested rights in real property. Our attorneys possess a high level of knowledge of the operations of local government and routinely represent clients before planning commissions, zoning boards, city councils, boards of supervisors, and other governmental agencies and review bodies.

The complexity of the land use permitting process and administrative hurdles can be frustrating, so we provide a road map for achieving our client’s development goals. We help our clients navigate the red tape and potential pitfalls of land use permitting at the local, regional, state and federal levels – from project conception to completion, and every step in between, in matters including:

  • Obtaining and opposing variances and special use permits
  • Planning approvals and building permits
  • General plan, specific plan and zoning amendments
  • Land use litigation and administrative proceedings
  • Easements, covenants and servitudes
  • Securing entitlements and land development approvals
  • Subdivision processing and approval
  • Trespass, nuisance, adverse possession and prescriptive rights
  • Property rights
  • Disputes with neighboring property owners
  • Unconstitutional restriction on uses or changes in uses
  • Permitting, processing, negotiation and litigation with government agencies
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)/National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review, prosecution and defense
  • Oil and gas
  • Commercial, industrial and mixed-use development
  • Due diligence review and counseling
  • Development agreements
  • Public-private partnerships
  • State laws, local ordinances and municipal contracts
  • Environmental permits
  • Environmental compliance, reporting, counseling and litigation
  • Environmental contamination – counseling investigation, remediation and litigation
  • Eminent domain, regulatory takings and inverse condemnation

Schedule An Appointment Today

If you would like to work with the skilled team of attorneys at Demetriou, Del Guercio, Springer & Francis, LLP, contact our Los Angeles office today at 213-624-8407 or use our contact form to schedule an appointment.