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Press & Media

06-Sep-2018 Elon Musk’s Big Transit Plans Are Precedent-Setting
Fernando Villa in GlobeSt
05-Sep-2018 50 Influential Leaders in San Diego
Heather S. Riley in The Daily Transcript
23-Mar-2017 The Scariest Land-Use Issue For Investors
Heather S. Riley in GlobeSt
08-Nov-2016 Housing, Transportation Top Challenges To Success Of Bay Area Office Market
Anton N. Natsis in Real Estate Bisnow San Francisco
09-Jun-2016 Allen Matkins Welcomes S.F.'s Michelle Moore McDermott as New Partner
Michelle Moore McDermott in Real Estate Bisnow San Francisco
08-Jun-2016 Allen Matkins Elects Stephen Etheredge, Julie Hoffman and Michelle McDermott to Partnership
21-Mar-2016 Industry experts give outlook on real estate
Richard J. Miltimore in The Daily Transcript
28-Jan-2016 San Diego's Most Influential Business Leaders
Heather S. Riley in Our City San Diego
18-Jun-2015 Drought, A Major Issue for Developers
John C. Condas in Globe St
23-Apr-2015 Discussing Yieldcos: A Popular New Model for the Selling and Buying of Solar Assets
Barry H. Epstein in Solar Builder
19-Mar-2015 Corporate Counsel Q&A: J.B. Rowberry, Chief Legal Officer of Frontier Communities
18-Mar-2015 Walnut Creek rejects housing moratorium
By Roland Li San Francisco Business Times
09-Mar-2015 5 Things You Need to Know About LA Development
Patrick A. Perry in Bisnow Real Estate Los Angeles
11-Dec-2014 Allen Matkins Attorney Heather Riley Sworn In as the 2015 President-Elect of the San Diego County Bar Association
02-Dec-2014 Density bonus law changes could scare off developers
David H. Blackwell and Timothy M. Hutter in The Daily Transcript
21-Jan-2014 Allen Matkins Welcomes Leading Renewable Energy Partner Barry H. Epstein
08-May-2013 Allen Matkins Continues to Expand its Land Use Practice with Addition of Partner Fernando Villa in Los Angeles
Firm's L.A. office also welcomes new tax associate Scott M. Dommes
25-Apr-2013 Michelle L. Moore Joins Allen Matkins Land Use Practice in San Francisco
08-May-2012 Fast-Track Rules Set Key Precedent For CEQA Cases
Patrick A. Perry in Law360
04-May-2012 Dodgers' owners to pay $14 million a year to rent parking lots from McCourt entity
Tony Natsis in Los Angeles Times
03-Feb-2012 Did the Greenest Type of Development Just Become an Endangered Species?
Patrick A. Perry in The Green Report
04-Oct-2011 Attorneys Recognized for their Significant Deals and Contributions to Women's Initiatives
Nancy Lundeen of Allen Matkins Honored as 2011 Northern California Real Estate Women of Influence
20-Jul-2011 Jeffrey Chine, Ray Gliner and David Osias named among Top Attorneys 2011
Jeffrey A. Chine, Ray B. Gliner, David L. Osias in The Daily Transcript
01-Dec-2010 Land Use Roundtable
Bill Devine in The Daily Journal
08-Jul-2009 Top Attorneys 2009
Jeff Chine in San Diego Source

Legal Alerts

30-Jan-2018 UPDATE: California Natural Resources Agency Commences CEQA Guidelines Amendments Rulemaking
01-Dec-2017 OPR Releases Comprehensive Package of Proposed Amendments to CEQA Guidelines
02-Oct-2017 Governor Signs Package of Bills to Tackle California Housing Crisis
20-Jul-2017 California Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeal Decision to Invalidate SANDAG's Regional Transportation Plan EIR for its GHG Impacts Analysis
11-Jul-2017 California Supreme Court Rules Homeowners Forfeited Right to Challenge Coastal Development Permit Conditions By Undertaking Work Authorized By Permit
29-Sep-2016 California Governor Signs Four Bills Affecting Density Bonus Projects
23-Sep-2016 California Supreme Court Rejects "New Project" Test for Modifications to Previously Approved Projects
25-Feb-2016 DWR Makes Progress in SGMA Implementation by Releasing Draft Regulations for Groundwater Sustainability Plans
18-Dec-2015 California Supreme Court Rejects Mandatory "Reverse CEQA" Analysis
19-Nov-2015 San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board Amends Regional MS4 Permit to Provide Alternate Compliance, Define Prior Lawful Approval of Development Projects, and Extend BMP Design Manual Deadline
Authored by Kathryn Horning while an attorney at Allen Matkins, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water
13-Oct-2015 Governor Brown Authorizes Streamlined Groundwater Basin Adjudications and Private Party Participation Under Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
01-Sep-2015 City Ordered to Refund $10.5 Million in Beach Parking Fees
04-Aug-2015 State Agencies Cannot Declare Mitigation of Project Impacts Infeasible Based Solely on the Lack of Legislative Appropriations
Authored by Mark J. Hattam, currently serving as General Counsel at the San Diego County Water Authority, and Kathryn Horning, currently serving as Director - Corporate Counsel/Legal Operations Group at California American Water, while attorneys at Allen Matkins
15-Jun-2015 California Supreme Court Upholds Inclusionary Housing Ordinance as Valid Exercise of Police Power
02-Mar-2015 Berkeley Hillside: New Supreme Court decision defines limits of CEQA exemption challenges to development
30-Sep-2014 AB 2222 Restricts Use of State Density Bonus Law
18-Aug-2014 Draft CEQA Guidelines Would Dramatically Alter Analysis of Transportation Impacts Under SB 743
11-Aug-2014 The California Supreme Court Further Limits the Scope of CEQA Review for Voter-Sponsored Initiatives in Tuolumne Jobs & Small Business Alliance v. Superior Court
18-Jul-2013 New Decision Helps Multifamily Developers by Striking Down a Restrictive Local Ordinance
Court Finds Napa County's Ordinance Conflicts with California's Density Bonus Law
26-Jun-2013 US Supreme Court Limits Governmental Power to Impose Conditions on New Development
18-Jun-2013 Appellate Court Ruling Significantly Increases the Likelihood of New Affordable Housing Requirements in California
06-May-2013 Prevailing Wages: Beware of Fee Waivers Even When They are Not Waived
08-Apr-2013 Certain Residential Developments Exempt from CEQA Review: Greenhouse Gas Emission Issues Do Not Constitute New Information
21-Sep-2012 Coalition for Clean Air: Filing an NOE Before Project Approval Does Not Trigger CEQA's 35-Day Statute of Limitations
06-Jul-2012 California Supreme Court Rules that Prevailing Wage Laws Do Not Apply to Charter Cities


17-Dec-2017 In California, the land rush is on, but is there enough water?
Courtney A. Davis in Marijuana Venture
30-Jun-2015 Alternative water supply options for some development
by Courtney A. Davis and Tim C. Hsu in Daily Journal
25-Apr-2014 Top Land Use and Environmental Issues Facing Onshore Oil and Gas Operations
By Kamran Javandel and Emily L. Murray in Oil & Gas Monitor
24-Jul-2013 Developers knock out local zoning hurdle
By David H. Blackwell in Daily Journal
03-Oct-2012 High court addresses CEQA
By David H. Blackwell in Daily Journal
01-May-2012 As RDAs Vanish, There's Opportunity Amid the Rubble
By John C. Condas, co-author, in Real Estate Forum
12-Mar-2012 Playing with House Money? What California's Risky Bet Means for Real Estate Developers: Understanding the Legal Uncertainties
By John C. Condas in MA Now Real Estate
06-Sep-2011 Density Bonus Law: Why Affordable Housing is Badly Needed in California
By David H. Blackwell in Multi-Housing News
22-Feb-2011 Are Solar Thermal Facilities Compatible with the Williamson Act?
By David H. Blackwell in Solar Thermal Magazine
01-Nov-2010 Interest in Los Angeles CleanTech Corridor Revived with DRA RFP
By Patrick A. Perry and Emily L. Murray in Urban Land Institute
01-Jun-2010 Revolving Doors: Developers are buying broken condo deals to rent the units. Buyer beware.
By Lynn A. Borkenhagen, co-author, in The Registry
01-Jun-2010 The Williamson Act: Siting Implications For California Projects
By David H. Blackwell in Solar Industry
27-Oct-2009 The Williamson Act, on Life Support
By David H. Blackwell in Los Angeles Daily Journal
27-Oct-2009 The Williamson Act, on Life Support
By David H. Blackwell in Los Angeles Daily Journal
27-Oct-2008 How Will California's New Anti-Sprawl Law Impact Future Development In The State?
By William R. Devine in California Real Estate Journal
01-Aug-2008 Governor Signs Map Extension Bill
By Matthew R. Fogt in Stewart Title Commercial Update
01-Sep-2007 The Mitigation Fee Act – Controversy, Confusion, and Resulting Caution
By David H. Blackwell in California Real Property Journal
01-Sep-2004 A Modern Perspective on the Williamson Act: Conservation, Confusion, and Controversy
By David H. Blackwell in California Real Property Journal
01-Jan-2002 Timing is Everything! When to Bring Challenges to Land Use Initiatives and Referenda
By David H. Blackwell in California Real Property Journal
01-Feb-1999 CFA Coalition v. Superior Court: An Overextension of the Deliberative Process Privilege
By David H. Blackwell in San Francisco Attorney


17-Dec-2014 Cities Tighten Up on Multifamily Development
26-Feb-2014 2014 Real Estate Development Law Update
26-Feb-2014 Real Estate Development Law Update: Jeff Meyers
08-Jul-2013 The Koontz Decision: Limits Conditions a Government Can Impose on Developers
27-Feb-2013 2013 Real Estate Development Law Update: Land and Home(s) No Longer Four Letter Words?
27-Feb-2013 2013 Real Estate Development Law Update
24-Feb-2012 California Redevelopment Agency Update: The Implications of the Matosantos Decision
05-Dec-2011 Northern California Women of Influence Luncheon Video
29-Nov-2011 Telecommunications: Everything You Need to Know About Broadband, Towers & Land Use Issues
13-Sep-2011 SB375 - California's Climate Change Regulation: Issues When Planning a Project
12-Aug-2011 New Budget Calls for Reallocation of Local Redevelopment Revenue Back to the General Fund
02-Aug-2011 Opening Doors for Energy Projects on Protected Agricultural Lands
07-Jul-2011 Groups Push for CEQA Reform to Help Rebuild California's Economy
26-Jun-2011 California's Climate Change Regulation: Issues when Planning a Project - William Devine
02-Jun-2011 Water Supply & the Increasing Importance of Urban Water Management Plans in Development
18-May-2011 Down Economy Gives Developers the Upper Hand in Entitlements
24-Mar-2011 Everything You Need to Know About Broadband, Towers and Land Use Issues