With 25 years of focused experience, Patricia advises clients on applicable planning, zoning and environmental laws, prepares land use applications, and obtains project approvals, including environmental and regulatory permits. Patricia's practice emphasizes local government and land use law representing both private and public sector clients.
Patricia manages and directs development projects from inception to ribbon cutting and also represents several public agencies as special land use counsel and is general counsel to twelve Geologic Hazard Abatement Districts.
She has worked with landowners and developers of commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural property, including wine growers, wineries and related businesses; shopping center owners; hotel/resort owners; educational institutions; public agencies; and hospitals and other medical facilities.
Patricia has presented and written extensively on land use-related topics. She is one of two authors of a national land use publication, "State & Local Government Land Use Liability" (Thomson West)
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento; J.D. (1987)
California State University, Chico, Political Science; B.A. (1984)