Arielle Harris is an attorney whose practice focuses on land use and appellate matters.

She represents developers, landowners, and public agencies in connection with obtaining and defending land use entitlements, environmental review, as well as state and federal permitting for a wide range of projects including housing and mixed-use developments, subdivisions, commercial and industrial development, and public infrastructure projects.

Arielle assists clients in all aspects of land use, including initial due diligence, environmental review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), obtaining approvals of general plan amendments, specific plans, subdivision maps, and conditional use permits, as well as negotiating and drafting development agreements and subdivision improvement agreements. Arielle has substantial experience in California planning and zoning laws, CEQA, the Permit Streamlining Act, the Housing Crisis Act, Housing Accountability Act, and State Density Bonus Law (including amendments under SB 330), as well as the common law public trust doctrine.

Arielle represents clients in both administrative hearings and in Litigation. She has represented clients both at the trial and appellate levels in litigation involving land use entitlements, CEQA review, claims under the common law public trust doctrine, inverse condemnation, and easement disputes.


Awards & Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Bar Association of San Francisco, Environmental Law Section, Executive Committee

Bay Area Council

Bay Planning Coalition, Board Member

California Building Industry Association (CBIA)

State Bar of California, Environmental Law Section

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2008

B.A., University of Michigan, 2004

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