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Valerie Lynne Sacks

Valerie Lynne Sacks

also known as Valerie Sacks

Practice areas:

Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Commercial, Government, Landlord & Tenant

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Land Use & Zoning: 60%
  2. Real Estate: 19%
  3. Government: 10%
  4. Commercial: 10%
  5. Landlord & Tenant: 1%



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Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Aaron Nathan Shechet

    Valerie and I have worked together on a number of matters. If you have a zoning issue or have to deal with the government, she should be your go-to lawyer. I endorse this lawyer.


    Aaron Shechet Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

5900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2600
Los Angeles, CA, 90036




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Published NoteUniversity of Arizona School of Law1997
Order of the CoifUniversity of Arizona School of Law1997
Magnum Cum LaudeUniversity of Arizona School of Law1997
Moot Court Award-Honorable Mention for Best Oral ArgumentUniversity of Arizona School of Law1995
Ares ScholarshipUniversity of Arizona School of Law1994
Regents ScholarshipUniversity of California at Berkeley1988

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Principal, Real Estate Development Property ManagementThe Pygmalion Group2005 - 2010
Principal/CEOSacks Real Estate Consulting2005 - Present
Land Use AssociateHarding, Larmore, Kutcher and Kozal2003 - 2005
Land Use AssociateChristensen, Miller, Fink, Jacobs, Glaser, Weil & Shapiro2000 - 2003
Deputy Attorney GeneralCalif. Attorney General's Office1998 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
South Robertson Neighborhoods CouncilChair, Land Use and Economic Development Committee2006 - 2007
South Robertson Neighborhoods CouncilBoard Member2005 - 2007
Department of Real EstateBroker2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association - Real Estate SectionExecutive Committee Member1999 - 2002
Los Angeles County Bar Association - Real Estate SectionLand Use and Environmental Law Co-Chair1999 - 2002
Arizona Journal of International & Comparative LaArticles Editor1996 - 1997

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Chazanov v. City of Los AngelesPetition granted.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Arizona Journal of International and Comparative LawAn Indefensible Defense: On the Misuse of Culture in Criminal Law1996
Social Science and MedicineWomen and AIDS: An Analysis of Media Misrepresentations1996


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of ArizonaLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of ArizonaCultural AnthropologyMasters1994
Univ of California BerkeleyHumanities - American StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate online continuing educationAn Overview of the California Zoning and Entitlement Process2011
Real Estate Law from A to Z in CaliforniaAn Overview of the Zoning and Entitlement Process2007
Legal Aspects of Condominiums and Homeowner's AssociationsTraditional Condominiums v. Small Lot Subdivisions in Los Angeles2007
West Los Angeles Investment Marketing ForumEntitlements from a Developer's Perspective2006
Navigating the Maze of Land Use RegulationsEntitlements from a Developer's Perspective2006