Law School/Year: J.D., Stanford Law School, 1986
College/Year: B.A., UC Davis, 1981, Highest Honors
Environmental, Real Estate
* Representing land developers in obtaining land use entitlements, permits, zoning and agreements from, and negotiating obligations for infrastructure with, various governmental agencies regarding property from individual home sites or businesses to master planned communities.
* Representing various landowners and developers in preparing and obtaining certification by governmental agencies, and defense of environmental documents under the California Environmental Quality Act.
* Representing owners of live music entertainment venue in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter in obtaining an amendment to its Conditional Use Permit to allow extended hours and diversify types of music for rooftop lounge.
I started my practice at Seltzer Caplan in 1986. I moved to Gary Cary in 1997. I came to Solomon Ward in June 2009. I am pleased to be back at a firm committed to San Diego and excellent service.
I am Martindale-Hubbell AV rated. I was selected for inclusion in San Diego Super Lawyers for Real Estate, Land Use/Zoning from 2007 to the present; named a Top Lawyer in San Diego Magazine’s Top Lawyers Issue from 2007 to present; and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Land Use & Zoning Law and Real Estate Law from 2007 to present.
Member, California State Bar Association; member, Real Property Section, Environmental Law/Land Use Section, San Diego County Bar Association; member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section, American Bar Association
Board member, Tippet Foundation