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Land Use

Government and Land Use

Selected Land Use Litigation Cases

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. When […]

Government and Land Use

For The Clarett Group and Prudential Real Estate: JMBM handled the development entitlement approvals for a major mixed-use project in Hollywood

JMBM’s Government, Land Use, Environmental and Energy Group represented the Clarett Group and Prudential Real Estate in obtaining development entitlement approvals for a major mixed-use development to exceed one million square feet on Hollywood Boulevard adjoining the Pantages Theatre. The project includes 1,042 apartment units and 175,000 square feet of retail.

Environmental, Government and Land Use

For CEMEX, Inc.: JMBM scored a significant victory in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for a mine project, which involved the relationship of the federal Endangered Species Act to state law

On June 5, 2006, JMBM scored a significant victory for the firm’s client, CEMEX, Inc., when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a published opinion in Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and CEMEX, Inc. 450 F.3d 930 (9th Cir. 2006). The Center’s lawsuit challenged authorizations by the Service […]

Land Use

Getting Results – Major approval efforts

Our firm successfully worked to secure air quality permits, a U.S. EPA Administrative Order on consent and other approvals, including California Energy Commission Certification, all enabling our client to construct, build and operate two power plant facilities in the greater Los Angeles Basin. JMBM lawyers also obtained all entitlements and permits from multiple interstate, state […]

Land Use

Getting Results – A multi-state review

Working in collaboration with JMBM real estate and environmental lawyers, our land use team performed a comprehensive land use and environmental due diligence review and analysis on behalf of an investment firm. The client sought to acquire an interest in a land portfolio valued at nearly $4 billion and encompassing approximately 30 residential communities in […]

Land Use

Getting Results – Securing approval and building support

Our lawyers successfully completed all zoning and land use entitlements for what is considered to be the most ambitious mixed-use development in the revitalization of the historic Hollywood district in Los Angeles. We advised The Clarett Group, one of New York’s finest real estate developers, on the $300 million, seven-acre BLVD6200 project that includes more […]