The distinguished members of the Government & Regulatory department previously worked for local governmental entities or served on local commissions, giving them a deep understanding of real estate development and the political and administrative process. The group is led by partners and co-chairs Clare Bronowski and Elisa Paster. Their commanding legal knowledge and relationships with city staffers help developers successfully steer through the complex landscape of local rules, regulations and laws that govern many land use projects.
Ms. Bronowski’s practice covers a wide range of development areas, including redevelopment law, zoning, planning and permitting. She has received recognition for her specialized knowledge in California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, including the preparation and legal defense of environmental impact reports and mitigated negative declarations.
Ms. Paster is committed to creating great places, working to produce housing for all income levels, and building strong and effective relationships. She regularly represents private developers in development of high end hotels and large scale developments, mid- size developers in transformative urban mixed- use projects inside and outside former redevelopment areas, and a wide variety of property owners in the Coastal Zone.
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