Land Use

At L+G, one of our strongest assets is our decades of experience in Land Use law. Today, any development requires a process involving a complex set of permits and other governmental approvals from local, state, regional and federal authorities. L+G’s Land Use team has extensive experience in navigating and resolving permitting challenges in a timely and cost effective manner due to our legal expertise and our relationships with local, state and federal elected and regulatory agency officials. Our legal expertise and relationships have enabled clients to overcome permitting hurdles and has led to proven results in the areas of political and governmental advocacy.

L+G’s Land Use team can identify and strategically advise public and private sector clients on securing the requisite local, state and federal permits and approvals that will be needed for any type of development. Our land use expertise includes, for example, planning and zoning permits (e.g. Use Permits, Variances, Design Approvals) and appeals, land acquisition, lot line adjustments and subdivisons, development agreements, parcel legality determinations/Certificates of Compliance, and environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”).

L+G’s Land Use team has been actively involved in the construction and permitting of development within the coastal zone of Monterey County ranging from high density residential and mixed use projects in Castroville and the Cannery Row area of the City of Monterey to luxury single family residential projects in Carmel and Pebble Beach. We have a history of both defending Coastal Commission approvals and successfully litigating against the Coastal Commission.

L+G’s Land Use team also specializes in defending code enforcement actions initiated by local and state regulatory agencies, including, for example, the County of Monterey, Monterey Bay Air Pollution Control District, California Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the District Attorney’s office.