Les is quite simply one of the Bay Area’s go-to attorneys on eminent domain issues. Cities, counties, special districts and other public entities, as well as private clients throughout the state, hire him to make sure their interests are actively and thoroughly represented in public acquisitions. He also represents clients in all manner of real estate and land use disputes. With all of this experience, it’s no wonder he’s called on to serve as a mediator and arbitrator in complex real property and public law disputes so frequently.
His practice takes him throughout California as he appears before zoning boards and public agencies on behalf of clients – both public and private, large and small. He also advises on land use, zoning, boundary, easements, title matters, and Subdivision Map Act and CEQA issues for clients including restaurants, wineries, shopping centers, health clubs, large and small service and entertainment businesses, and individuals. Les also handles local sales and use tax disputes, conservation easements and historic preservation issues. He is also Chair of the firm’s Eminent Domain group.
Whether it’s handling a complex condemnation lawsuit, winning an approval of a new rollercoaster, or resolving a difficult easement or boundary issue, Les is the attorney of choice.