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Andrew Lee

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Biography

Andrew Lee is an associate in our Orange County office, where he is a member of the Land Use Practice Group.  Whether it involves due diligence, acquisition of entitlements, or litigation, Andrew enjoys the opportunity to work closely with clients to develop creative and tailored solutions to their land use and eminent domain needs.

Andrew's entitlement and counseling experiences include providing land use risk analysis in support of high-dollar commercial, big-box-logistics-warehousing, and mixed-use projects.  Assisting clients in obtaining project approvals and environmental clearance, Andrew has helped clients in navigating city and county general plan and zoning requirements as well as in finding the most efficient path towards compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA").  His work includes advising on how to minimize or avoid the imposition of development fees and dedications that have no project nexus.

In terms of litigation, Andrew has assisted clients in resolving costly lawsuits involving land use, CEQA, and eminent domain actions.  He has also achieved favorable settlements of public agency takings of property and disputes alleging general plan and zoning violations.

Andrew's practice is bolstered by his experience working on class action litigation at O'Melveny & Myers LLP, where he focused on mortgage servicing related actions.

Beyond the law, Andrew enjoys listening to music of diverse genres (everything from the Doors to Dvork), singing karaoke, and learning to cook new dishes every week.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Asian American Bar Association

Education

Andrew received a B.A., summa cum laude, in English literature from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a Fellow of the Program in Law and Public Service. During law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal and Secretary of the Virginia Environmental Law Forum as well as externed for the Southern Environmental Law Center.  

Bar Admissions

  • California