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, 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.
Furama Hotel Redevelopment was the first to obtain approvals under the City of Los Angeles’s new Mixed Use Ordinance for the development of 540 apartments and 27,000 square feet of commercial use at Lincoln Boulevard and Manchester Avenue. The firm represented Decron Properties.
In Palmer v. City of Los Angeles, JMBM successfully litigated a contentious and highly controversial case arising out of the demolition of an old structure without permit in downtown Los Angeles. The settlement resulted in new development of nearly 1,000 apartment units.
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 […]
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 […]
On behalf of a developer client, we obtained the first successful approval under the new Los Angeles Mixed Use Ordinance for a large development project that included 540 apartments and 27,000 square feet of commercial use.
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 […]
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 […]