Development approvals.  Perkins Coie’s California Land Use attorneys help clients obtain and implement land use permits and entitlements for development projects. Our experience includes:

  • securing required federal, state and local permits and approvals
  • strengthening the legal adequacy of environmental impact reports
  • ensuring the appropriate level of resource protection
  • negotiating conditions of project approval
  • conducting due diligence
  • protecting development rights
  • addressing political issues including ballot box land use planning
  • assisting in creation of assessment districts and other financing mechanisms

We have a leading reputation as counsel for high-profile, complex cutting-edge development projects.  As counsel to both private developers and public agencies, our attorneys have worked on many of the largest and most complex development projects in California, including development of master planned communities, multi-family housing, senior housing, affordable housing, mixed-use developments; institutional developments such as hospitals, courthouses, research facilities and university campuses; transportation projects including highway, airport, railway and seaport expansion plans; energy projects including thermal power plants, wind and solar energy facilities;  large-scale brownfield and military base redevelopment plans; waste-water treatment plants, water storage and supply projects, and reservoir expansion plans; and a wide variety of other projects ranging from development of new wineries to oil refinery upgrades.