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We bring our unique perspectives to our work and understand the political, practical, strategic and technical side of this practice.

Carlyn’s experience as a government lawyer provides her with insight into how to effectively engage public agencies to proactively resolve issues and ensure our clients’ projects stay on track.

Katie’s work as in-house real estate counsel for a major retailer gives her a business mindset and an understanding of her client’s perspective.  Katie’s practical background, combined with Big Law technical expertise, enables her to deftly counsel clients on a wide range of real estate transactional matters.

Peter worked in-house at a publicly traded energy company and saw first-hand the many factors our clients have to take into account to achieve their business goals, from legal, political and regulatory risks to financial hurdles to management approvals.

Joey was a civil engineer for 12 years before becoming a lawyer. This gives her the ability to understand and untangle technical issues, and to maintain excellent relationships with consultants and agency staff alike.

Amanda was a lobbyist and serves on a local planning commission. Her practice spans the state of California which gives her strong and positive relationships with a host of government officials.

Ashley’s experience with all types of land use and permitting, combined with her experience on transactional matters, gives her the versatility to engage on all aspects of our client’s work.

Hope’s service as Chief Counsel of the Coastal Commission, Assistant Regional Counsel at U.S. E.P.A. and Director of the Governor’s Clean Energy Green Team provides her the insight to guide clients through complex regulatory terrain.  As former in-house land use and environmental counsel for the University of California, she understands client priorities in developing and managing multi-faceted projects.

Rob ran his own building contractor business and has himself faced the hurdles of what our clients must overcome to get building. This unique experience allows him to appreciate our clients’ perspective in land use transactional matters.