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On Solid Ground Manatt’s Land Use group takes a strategic approach to the entitlement, development, and utilization of land and natural resources. Our team of land use attorneys are experienced, effective and efficient in their delivery of legal services and work directly with our clients to solve their most complex land use problems. Our land use group is an experienced, boutique practice that is backed by the industry knowledge of the firm’s Real Estate, Environmental, Government, and Litigation teams allowing us to advise clients in regard to the full range of land use, planning, zoning and environmental matters affecting real property development.
Our land use lawyers work with developers, property owners, builders, investors, contractors, public agencies and non-profits to guide complex and sensitive projects through an increasingly intricate regulatory maze, and help financial institutions evaluate distressed asset portfolios and re-entitle foreclosed property. We also work with clients to devise strategies that maintain and maximize the value of existing land and entitlements to meet their current business objectives while laying the groundwork for future success.
Strong Relationships are Critical The firm’s Land Use practice is strengthened by the ties we maintain with regulators and key contacts in federal, state and local government. Many of our lawyers are former government attorneys, lobbyists, developers and/or members of local planning commissions. We understand the land use and development business from all sides of the table, and bring our experience to work in advising clients and advocating on their behalf. We have received frequent accolades for our sophisticated, results-driven counsel, including listings in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Most Influential Women in Real Estate and The Legal 500.
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Ranked in California for Land Use / Zoning Law 2011–2012
Ranked in Orange County for Land Use & Zoning Law 2011–2014
Ranked Nationally for Real Estate: Land Use and Zoning 2009–2013
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