Moscone Emblidge & Sater LLP

Moscone, Emblidge and Sater LLP

Land Use

Moscone Emblidge & Sater represents public interest and private clients in a wide range of proceedings involving local land use issues and state and federal environmental laws. Our expertise ranges from urban concerns – such as historic preservation and neighbor disputes – to regional matters like agricultural preservation and land use initiatives.

Moscone Emblidge & Sater offers special insight into San Francisco land use issues by virtue of Scott Emblidge’s tenure in the City Attorney’s Office.

Our attorneys have handled a wide variety of land use matters, including:

  • Assisting individuals and businesses in obtaining use permits, variances, lot line adjustments, certificates of legal nonconformity and zoning and general plan amendments
  • Assisting owners of historic buildings to secure tax credits for historic preservation efforts
  • Drafting initiatives to amend general plans and zoning
  • Representing citizen and neighborhood groups in administrative hearings regarding controversial development proposals
  • Representing citizen groups in litigation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Advising private clients regarding CEQA compliance
  • Preparing amicus briefs on behalf of public interest groups in support of local land use regulations and state planning laws.
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