In a decision published on February 8, 2013, the Second Appellate District Court ruled in favor of JMBM client Troesh Materials, LLC in a challenge brought pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) against the County of Santa Barbara’s approval of Troesh’s Diamond Rock Sand and Gravel Mine and Processing Facility (the “Diamond Rock […]
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro LLP announced that its client, Western Aggregates LLC – a subsidiary of Eagle Materials Inc. – prevailed in a hearing before the State Mining and Geology Board (Board) to determine the validity of “vested rights” to mine and produce construction materials from lands in the Yuba Goldfields, one of the […]
Demolition and remediation activities began the week of April 6, 2009 on the long dormant brownfield in San Francisco known as the Schlage Lock industrial site. The San Francisco Business Times recently named the Schlage Lock site — part of Universal Paragon Corp.’s (UPC) 20-acre, $500 million Brisbane Baylands development project — the Best Land […]
For Forest City Development and Westfield: Obtained approvals for the construction of a 1.5 million square foot retail and entertainment complex in San Francisco, part of the Westfield San Francisco Centre. The project included the preservation of the dome and façade of the former Emporium building, expansion of a Redevelopment Project Area and extensive negotiations […]
For Universal Paragon Corp: Obtained approvals clearing the way for the development of a $500 million project on 20 acres of brownfield in the Bay Area, near the San Francisco/Brisbane border. The complex deal involved settling a lawsuit, indemnifying parties from claims of future environmental liability, obtaining fixed cost contracts for remediation and securing environmental […]
For the Martin Group and AMC Movie Theaters: Obtained approvals for a mixed-use complex of 14 theaters, 50 condominium dwellings, retail space and a 450-space parking garage, including the rehabilitation of the Landmark Don Lee Showroom building in San Francisco.
On December 8, 2008, JMBM attorneys successfully challenged an attempt by the City of Los Angeles to unlawfully impose conditions of approval on a proposed infill apartment project that was entitled to a height limit increase under SB 1818, the state density bonus law. Louise Apts. LLC v. City of Los Angeles is the first […]
For Candy and Candy; CPC Group (based in London, England), JMBM represented the client in land use due diligence and pursuit of project approvals for the redevelopment of the Robinsons-May Department Store in Beverly Hills for the development of a high profile 252-unit luxury condo and retail project; property purchased for $500 million.
JMBM’s Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy (GLUEE) lawyers offer comprehensive strategies for clearing the many environmental hurdles that confront all proposed projects before, during, and after development. Environmental approvals are particularly complex for the many projects we represent in California where, as part of the development process, we prepare and review documentation to ensure […]
JMBM’s Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy (GLUEE) lawyers represent a wide range of industries, businesses, trade groups and individuals at every level of government, particularly throughout the state of California. Our particular strength is handling all permitting and compliance issues for clients seeking to locate and develop new sites, relocate or expand operations. Projects […]