Represent clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies in matters... more
Represent clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies in matters involving real estate and real property;construction; development; and land use. Alsoexperienced in handling business disputes, including corporate governance and alter ego litigation. Graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Served as Symposium Editor of the Hastings Constitution... view profile
Insight Beyond the Basics The true measure of a land use lawyer’s value is found not... more
Insight Beyond the Basics The true measure of a land use lawyer’s value is found not merely in the technical expertise common to most land use lawyers, but in broad experience, knowledge, and creativity that are far less common. Mix in an understanding of the client’s business goals and values, and the attorney with these uncommon traits can make a positive difference in the efficiency, ... view profile
Brad Kuhn is the Chair of Nossaman's Eminent Domain and Valuation Practice Group,... more
Brad Kuhn is the Chair of Nossaman's Eminent Domain and Valuation Practice Group, likely the largest group of skilled eminent domain attorneys in California. Mr. Kuhn has extensive experience handling a wide array of real estate and business litigation matters. He assists clients with land use, zoning, environmental and entitlement matters, along with landlord/tenant-related disputes and tele... view profile
General Advisory and Trial Counsel with over 25 years experience in Business,... more
General Advisory and Trial Counsel with over 25 years experience in Business, Administrative, Government, Tort, Real Estate, Employment, Labor, Constitutional and Civil Rights Litigation and 19 civil jury trials. Ms. Knefel most recently served as a deputy city attorney for 19 years in a charter city in Orange County, California advising, representing and litigating on behalf of the human r... view profile
Omar Sandoval has substantial experience and expertise in the field of local... more
Omar Sandoval has substantial experience and expertise in the field of local government law and land use regulation. Mr. Sandoval serves as City Attorney to the Cities of Hawaiian Gardens and San Juan Capistrano, and has served in the capacity of Assistant, Deputy, and Planning Commission counselin various other cities.
Land use / zoning attorneys help you understand land use laws and zoning regulations, both of which concern how you use your land (for businesses, homes, farms, factories, etc.). Zoning regulations specify things such as how close together different types of buildings can be (for example, single-family homes versus high-rise apartment buildings), how far back from the sidewalk buildings must be set, how high you can build, and how much parking you need to provide. A land use / zoning attorney can determine which rules apply to your property and development activities, and whether you qualify for any exceptions to these rules.