Lisa M. Patricio

Associate

Overview

Lisa's clients rely on her for the processing of land use entitlements before governmental agencies. She has counseled residential and commercial developers, non-profit organizations, industrial operators, renewable energy companies, and major educational institutions in navigating California's complex land use entitlement and environmental review process.   

Governmental Relations

Lisa has extensive experience processing and defending land use entitlements in the unincorporated County of Los Angeles. She has worked on most of the major land use cases in the County over the last decade, including master-planned communities for major residential developers, infill housing and mixed-use projects, transit-oriented developments involving the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, retail commercial centers for national retailers, assisted living facilities, hotels, and major industrial projects. Her experience and understanding of the political context of land use development translates to other jurisdictions.

Subdivision Map Act, Transit-Oriented and Infill Development, Water Supply, And Oil And Gas Expertise

As a result of her work with developers of master planned communities, Lisa has established herself as an expert in the Subdivision Map Act. In addition, she was part of the team that secured land use entitlements to redevelop public and private property at Metro's LAX/Aviation Green Line Station, which gave her experience on issues impacting infill and transit-oriented projects.

Her work also involves infill development in the urban core of Los Angeles as well as major subdivisions in the Santa Clarita Valley. As a result, Lisa has a solid understanding of water supply issues affecting new development. Similarly, through her representation of industrial clients, Lisa is involved in land use issues impacting oil and gas development and operations. 

Representative
Matters

Master Planned Communities

Processed entitlement for 1,200 unit master planned community in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Processed entitlement for 4,000 unit master planned community in Castaic.

Processed entitlement for 375 unit master planned community in Chatsworth.

Assisted with litigation defense of entitlement to develop a phase of a master planned community and processed entitlement for related biological restoration project in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Processed entitlement to develop final phase of a master planned community with residential condominiums.

Processed entitlement to complete development of 2,500 unit master planned community in the Santa Clarita Valley.

Transit-Oriented And Infill Development

Processed entitlement to redevelop aging commercial and low-density residential property with high-density, mixed-use development, adjacent to a Metro light-rail station at LAX, in conjunction with Metro redevelopment of the station.

Processed entitlement to redevelop a large commercial infill site with a department store and restaurants

Industrial Operations

Processed entitlement to establish comprehensive zoning regulations for an 1,100 acre oil field surrounded by urban development. Assisted with litigation defense of project approvals brought by three community organizations and a neighboring city.

Processed entitlement to establish zoning for a gasoline and ethanol distribution center.

Non-Profit And Institutional Development

Processed entitlement to develop one of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang recreation camps for chronically ill children at Elizabeth Lake.

Processed entitlement to establish a transitional residential and treatment facility for homeless women and children and relocate 250 women and children from downtown.

Represented a major educational institution in multiple entitlement projects at its Catalina Island campus.

Renewable Energy

Processed entitlement to develop a solar energy farm on 3,700 acres.

Processed entitlement to develop a solar energy farm on 210 acres.

Publications &
Speaking Engagements

Publications

Aviation Station TOD: Public-Private Development in L.A., The Planning Report, Aug/Sept 2011

2011 Second Quarter CEQA Case Law Update, CCN Quarterly CEQA Case Law Update, 8/8/2011

Subdivision Maps Extended For Additional 2 Years, CCN Client Alert, 7/15/2011

2010 Third Quarter CEQA Case Law Update, CCN Quarterly CEQA Case Law Update, 10/21/2010

2010 Second Quarter CEQA Case Law Update, CCN Quarterly CEQA Case Law Update, 7/12/2010

2010 First Quarter CEQA Case Law Update, CCN Quarterly CEQA Case Law Update, 4/12/2010

2009 Fourth Quarter CEQA Case Law Update, CCN Quarterly CEQA Case Law Update, 12/1/2009

Office Of Planning And Research Issues Its Technical Advisory On CEQA And Climate Change, CCN Client Alert, 6/20/2008

Map Quest, Los Angeles Lawyer, January 2007

Speaking Engagements

Subdivision Map Act in California, Lorman Educational Services

The Development Approval Process in California, Lorman Educational Services

Awards &
Affiliations

Awards & Recognition

  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2008-2012

Spotlight

2012 Second Quarter CEQA Case Law Update

This update reports on the twelve California Environmental Quality Act decisions issued by California courts in the... More»

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2001
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1998