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Michelle L. Moore Joins Allen Matkins Land Use Practice in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO – April 25, 2013 – Allen Matkins, a California-based full service real estate and business law firm, announces the expansion of its land use practice with the addition of Michelle L. Moore to the firm's San Francisco office.

For the past five and a half years, Michelle's land use and environmental law practice has focused on project entitlements, CEQA compliance, green buildings, water supply, military base re-use and renewable energy. Her clients include real estate developers, large corporations, and small businesses throughout California, including the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Marin County, Sonoma County, and Southern California. Recently, Michelle has worked on large projects for major banks, national retailers, multifamily housing developers, hospitals, and wireless facilities for one of the country's largest telecommunications companies.

“Michelle is a welcome addition to our firm; we are delighted to mesh her expertise and talents with the our land use practice,” said Sonia Ransom, co-chair of Allen Matkins' Land Use Practice Group. “She has been providing sophisticated services to her clients that range from California-based companies to national retailers.”

Michelle received her J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law, where she earned a Witkin Award for Academic Excellence. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She is a member of the Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

Allen Matkins' national land use practice encompasses more than two dozen attorneys statewide and covers the entire realm of entitlements, including affordable housing, CEQA/NEPA, climate change and sustainable development, due diligence, governmental advocacy, natural resources, project management, public finance, and litigation.


Allen Matkins, founded in 1977, is a California-based law firm with approximately 220 attorneys in four major metropolitan areas of California: Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco and San Diego. The firm's core specialties include real estate, real estate and commercial finance, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, construction, land use, natural resources, environmental, corporate and securities, intellectual property, joint ventures, taxation, employment and labor law, dispute resolution and litigation in all these matters.