Andrew Fogg is the Co-Team Leader of Cox, Castle & Nicholson’s Land Use and Natural Resources Team.  Andrew has extensive experience in representing developers in the land use entitlement process and related areas, including all aspects of planning, zoning, and environmental review, in cities and counties throughout California.

Securing Administrative Land Use Entitlements

Andrew represents developers and public entities in processing administrative land use actions, including the negotiation and approval of numerous entitlement documents, development agreements, owner participation agreements, disposition and development agreements, subdivision approvals, conditional use permits, variances, and zoning and general plan modifications related to various projects.  Andrew has been actively involved in a myriad of projects, including urban infill mixed use projects, hospital and healthcare facilities, hospitality projects, master planned communities, residential and commercial condominium developments, commercial centers, and industrial developments.

As part of his entitlement practice, Andrew has advised clients on all aspects of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), including the use of various CEQA exemptions and ensuring the adequacy of project specific Environmental Impact Reports and Mitigated Negative Declarations.

Defending Land Use Entitlements

In addition to representing developers in the entitlement process, Andrew has defended projects that have been challenged under CEQA and other California planning and zoning laws in both state and federal courts.

Biographical Information

Prior to joining the firm, Andrew spent several years as an in house counsel at Amgen, Inc., a Fortune 500 global biotechnical company, where he provided legal support on land use and real estate matters for the company's locations world-wide.

Prior to working in house, Andrew was an attorney in the real estate, land use, and appellate groups at Irell & Manella, LLP, where he represented developers and public entities in land use and related matters.

In law school, Andrew served as Senior Research Editor for the UC Davis Law Review and following graduation, Andrew clerked for the Honorable Dean D. Pregerson in the Federal Court for the Central District of California.


Some of Andrew's recent approved representative projects include the following:

  • Luxury Hotel, Palm Desert, California. Represented a developer in approval by City of Palm Desert of proposed five-star 82-room boutique hotel and 59 condominium unit residence project adjacent to El Paseo shopping district and related Development Agreement.

  • Chandler Ranch / Rolling Hills Country Club Project, Rolling Hills Estates, California. Represented developer in approval by City of Rolling Hills Estates of a project to decommission an existing landfill, reconfigure and expand the existing 18-hole golf course and country club facilities, and approve 114 new single family home subdivision.

  • Hollywood Farmers' Market, Los Angeles. Represented operator of largest community farmers' market in City of Los Angeles in securing renewal by City of street closure permit over objections of an adjacent commercial property owner.

  • Riverpark Community, Oxnard, California. Ongoing representation of developers of master-planned community approved for over 2,800 residential units and more that 3.1 million square feet of commercial development in the City of Oxnard.

  • Apartment Project, San Leandro, California. Represented a developer in approval by City of San Leandro of proposed 66 unit apartment community together with a related Development Agreement.

  • Assisted Living Facility, Los Angeles. Represented operator of 116-room assisted living facility in entitlement of site; was the first project in the City of Los Angeles to be approved under the City's elder care facility ordinance.



Speaking Engagements


Awards & Affiliations

Honors & Recognitions

Ranked in Chambers USA California in Real Estate: Land Use & Zoning, 2021-2024

Best Lawyers, "Lawyer of the Year" for Land Use and Zoning Law in Los Angeles, 2023

Best Lawyers, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2019-2024

Recommended Attorney, Real Estate, Legal 500 USA, 2017

Southern California Super Lawyer, 2015-2024

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009-2010

Professional Affiliations

Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation Land Use and Business Friendly Committees

Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation State and Local Policy Committee, Co-Chair

Community Affiliations

St. Bernard High School Board of Advisors

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California


J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 1998, Order of the Coif, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1992

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