Law School/Year: J.D., Stanford University, 1986
College/Year: B.A., University of California Davis, 1981; Institute for American Universities, Aix-En-Provence, France,1980
Acquisition and Disposition, Affordable Housing and Community Development, Land Use and Mixed Use Development, Environmental, Real Estate
¥ Represented a publicly traded homebuilder in conducting land use and environmental due diligence for the acquisition of a company owning over 40 residential communities totaling approximately 10,000 home sites in jurisdictions throughout the Inland Empire.
¥ Represented a biotech client in due diligence, acquisition, permitting and development of real property for a corporate headquarters and research and development space in Sorrento Valley, including entity formation, tax planning and financing.
¥ Represented a developer in the sale of 1,200 residential lots to 12 different builders in a master planned community in San Diego County (approximately $100 million in land transactions).
¥ Represent developers in land use and entitlement projects in multiple jurisdictions throughout California, including negotiations and approvals from resource agencies.
ZoBell concentrates in real estate acquisition and development, land use, permitting, entitlement and resolving environmental and hazardous materials issues relating to real estate transactions. She has represented land developers in obtaining land use entitlements and negotiating obligations for infrastructure from various governmental agencies for master planned communities.
She has been extensively involved in the approval of statutory development agreements conferring vested rights for development in seven cities and counties, having drafted, negotiated and obtained several agreements. ZoBell has also represented various landowners and developers in the preparing and obtaining certification by governmental agencies, and defense of environmental documents under the California Environmental Quality Act.
¥ Co-chair, Zoning and Land Use Subcommittee of State Bar's Real Property Section (2002 - present)
¥ Downtown San Diego Partnership
¥ CBIA Land Use & Economic Growth Task Force (1998 - present)
¥ BIA Metropolitan Legislation Committee (1998 - present)
¥ American Bar Association; Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
¥ San Diego County Bar Association; Real Property Section, Environmental Law/Land Use Section
¥ Lawyer's Club
Tippett Foundation-Board Member; regular volunteer at Earl Warren Middle School and Torrey Pines High School
I am a third generation San Diegan and have a real commitment to making San Diego a wonderful place to live. My law practice has provided me with a unique opportunity to accomplish that goal. I live by the ocean in Del Mar and body surf year round. My daughters, Zoey (14) and Vanessa (12), show me the meaning of life on a daily basis.