I have tried cases to jury verdict and have had numerous bench trials and... more
I have tried cases to jury verdict and have had numerous bench trials and arbitrations in the business, healthcare, real estate, and design professional sectors. My business litigation experience includes corporate governance, breach of contract, fraud, unfair business practices, dissolution, suitability, and unfair competition. I have tried health care cases related to corporate practice of me... view profile
I am a land use, construction and civil litigation attorney and I am very committed... more
I am a land use, construction and civil litigation attorney and I am very committed to helping members of the San Diego community. In addition to working in a firm that provides excellent legal service to clients, I take seriously my role in helping improve civic life in San Diego. While I have strong relationships with elected and civic leaders in the San Diego community that help me serve c... view profile
I'm an all-around attorney with experience in many areas, including litigation (... more
I'm an all-around attorney with experience in many areas, including litigation (personal injury, land use/zoning, labor/employment, contracts, civil rights, and open government), transactional/advisory (land use, real estate, labor/employment, health, contracts) and criminal defense, and am always looking to broaden my knowledge and experience into other areas. If you need help with your legal ... view profile
See www.signlaw.com. Practice focused on First Amendment / Zoning, especially... more
See www.signlaw.com. Practice focused on First Amendment / Zoning, especially regulation of signs and billboards. Often work with city governments / land use planners on updates to sign codes. Frequent speaker at conventions of municipal attorneys and professional land use planners. Also government speech (signs, newsletters, websites), public forum. Former radio broadcaster.
I have the privilege of working with and on behalf of low income people to hold... more
I have the privilege of working with and on behalf of low income people to hold local redevelopment agencies to account, and ensure that they meet their minimum obligations to plan for, fund and develop affordable housing. I am also available to train, consult and/or co-counsel with other legal services or private counsel to enforce Community Redevelopment Law's affordable housing obligations.
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.