Land Use

California Land Use

Land use and zoning is the regulation of the use and development of public and private real estate. California land use law covers the appropriate and legal uses of land, often a family or business owner's single most valuable asset. Land use is governed by a number of different areas of law. It covers permits, variances, zoning, compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act ( CEQA), planning, and more. When faced with a legal issue concerning the use of land, property owners can turn to the skilled and dedicated California land use law attorneys at Peterson Law Group.

Comprehensive Legal Knowledge

Our attorneys have a solid and thorough understanding of land use law and can help property owners address issues such as the following:

Zoning, variances, and permits.

Local land use laws often dictate that land in a particular area can only be used for certain purposes or contain certain types or numbers of structures. Our land use lawyers can help landowners identify applicable zoning and permit regulations, apply for the necessary permits, and seek the permission of regulatory boards, planning commissions, city councils, and other agencies or boards when a variance is needed. At Peterson Law Group, we will also work with qualified land use consultants and local planning departments to ensure all requirements are met.

CEQA compliance

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires state and local agencies to identify and assess the significant environmental impacts of proposed projects. The lawyers at Peterson Law Group help property owners navigate the requirements of CEQA to ensure compliance with California's environmental policies.

Jury Trial and Administrative Hearing Experience to Rely On

At Peterson Law Group, our attorneys have experience in a wide range of land use issues. In being recognized as an AV Rated law firm for our many years of experience and sophisticated skill and integrity, we provide a thorough knowledge of land use law combined with courtroom experience that produces results. We represent property owners ranging from single individuals to large corporations. Peterson Law Group works with highly qualified professionals while remaining sensitive to the need for cost-effective litigation.

While we believe every property owner facing a land use dispute should be entitled to the benefits of experienced counsel, we are admittedly selective of the cases we choose to represent. We believe our selective approach allows us to provide the best possible representation to each client in a difficult situation.

Our Los Angeles, Orange County and Southern California land use law attorneys welcome the opportunity to discuss your situation and help you assess the merits of your case, so please contact us today.