Real Estate Practice Area
Our Real Property Zoning & Planning PracticeWe help clients acquire space and convert that space to modern uses such as server facilities, music studios, and fulfillment warehouses. We won a California Appellate cases involving zoning, land use, Environmental law, First Amendment and planning . This part of our practice is closely integrated with Entertainment Law, as buildings need permits for redesign as sets, stages and other such uses. Our expertise dealing with government Planning Departments helps to make these uses happen. We handle CEQA and environmental compliance, Neighbor Disputes and Planning - Zoning Appeals.
We help our clients buy, sell, lease and utilize properties, refinance and otherwise obtain the value of Real Property.
We prepare, negotiate, litigate, defend and enforce leases and help our clients purchase, evaluate, maintain, and sell real property to fit many different business and personal plans and revenue models.
Preparation of agreements beyond the basic forms used by Real Estate Agents many times is required to make a deal happen. Use of a home for business can require a permit. Sometimes planning officers refuse to issue a permit, and the owner needs to appeal. We have expertise in these and similar scenarios.
Remember, it is always preferable to seek legal counsel at the beginning of discussions about an oral or written agreement for: purchase and lease agreements, partnerships, corporations, LLC and other business forms that own real property. It is also prudent to have a good architect to get through zoning and planning issues.
For an article on this topic, see Real Property Leasing Basics