Economic Development and Housing

Practical, powerful solutions for the expected and the unexpected challenges surrounding economic development and community enhancement projects.

Development projects touch on numerous legal as well as economic issues, some anticipated, some not. As urban planning and economic development take center stage in cities throughout California, interrelated issues ranging from transportation and environmental considerations to eminent domain and affordable housing become increasingly more challenging. Our team of expert attorneys partner with clients to provide the legal expertise necessary to effectively tackle each of these issues and help keep projects moving forward and within budget. We combine private and public side experience and expertise in such crucial areas as financing, water rights, public improvements, multi-jurisdiction negotiations, environmental, and tax law.

Our Scope of Services

  • Real estate and land use planning
  • Property acquisition and disposition
  • Eminent domain
  • State and federal housing law
  • Affordable housing
  • Water supplies and water rights
  • Environmental reviews and CEQA and NEPA compliance
  • Use of tax increment
  • Financing