A Strategic Counselor In Securing Land Use Approvals
Whether it is for a developer, corporate client, local government, or non-profit organization, Margo's extensive land use experience allows her to strategize the development and entitlement process, secure development approvals, and negotiate real estate and development contracts for her clients. During her over 20 years of practice, she has assisted clients in securing approvals for transit-oriented and urban infill developments, urban and suburban office and industrial buildings, residential and mixed-use projects, shopping centers, senior housing, military base reuse projects, schools, and an array of other projects. Margo takes a strategic approach to entitlement matters, counseling clients on both legal requirements and the options for developing political support, neutralizing opposition, and minimizing the risk of challenge.
A Trusted Advisor For California Developers
Margo counsels her clients with respect to a wide variety of planning, zoning, and development laws, including general and specific plans, zoning compliance and amendments, development agreements, compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), global warming and climate change regulations, historic resources, subdivisions, use permits, fees, exactions and conditions, density bonuses, and infrastructure finance. Margo also defends administrative and judicial challenges to land use entitlements.
Land Use Advice For Real Estate Acquisitions And Dispositions
In her practice, Margo advises clients on the land use aspects of acquisitions and dispositions. Margo has extensive experience advising both buyers and sellers in real estate transactions that are contingent on the receipt of land use entitlements. Margo also conducts land use due diligence for real estate acquisitions and dispositions and portfolio transactions.