I opened my firm in 1996, and focus on all aspects of land use and real property: zoning, permits, easements, neighbor issues, purchase or sale problems, and environmental concerns.Example cases
I have represented groups and individuals before Planning Commissions, Boards of Supervisors, and City Councils, both for and against projects; I have represented Russian Orthodox, Buddhist and non-denominational retreat centers to obtain planning approval for facilities.
175 Hilldale Drive
San Anselmo CA 94960
Regular hourly rate but I often discount the time by approximately 1/3 hour.
$300 per hour.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
I like to help people resolve real life problems, and I am interested in land use from the point of view of how we as a society choose to regulate and to balance people's needs about property.
I often recommend Nolo Press books to clients; I enjoy working with clients who want to be educated on the issues before us.
I am willing to coach clients who are able or must represent themselves but I have found that an experienced attorney is often necessary to adequately protect clients' interests.
Peace Corps in Turkey, teacher, Justice Department Intern in law school, Research Assistant for judges in San Mateo County, Assistant City Attorney for several cities, represented architects and engineers in complex construction litigation.
My experience living in two foreign countries has helped me appreciate all people; my communications with clients and opposing attorneys continually teaches me.
Trying to find a solution which best meets clients' needs: sometimes litigation, sometimes mediation, sometimes providing advice. Land use is a unique specialty, and I am very experienced in resolving difficult issues.
I work well with public officials to accomplish client goals and have also been successful in opposing cities and counties when necessary. I often find negotiation useful but don't hesitate to strongly represent a client's position when this is not fruitful.
Gardening and hiking.
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