Land Use

If it relates to the use of land, Mitchell Chadwick attorneys can assist – whether it involves existing uses, planned uses, the permitting process or litigation.  Mitchell Chadwick is the top land-use boutique in California, advising clients on the full range of issues related to zoning, entitlements, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), federal and California Endangered Species Acts and more.

Mitchell Chadwick’s land use attorneys routinely handle housing, retail, commercial, large-scale industrial, mining, and energy projects.  We help clients navigate the red tape and potential pitfalls of land use permitting at the local, regional, state and federal levels – from project conception to completion, and every step in-between.  We understand that clients can sometimes be frustrated by the complexity of land use permitting and administrative hurdles, so we provide a road map for achieving their development goals.

Recognizing the importance of staying technically sharp and connected, our attorneys are heavily involved in various organizations focused on land use and permitting.   Our lawyers hold leadership positions in the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute.  Our lawyers are also frequently at seminars and conferences put on by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the North State Building Industry Association.  Mitchell Chadwick’s land use attorneys regularly contribute as authors for land use journals and as speakers at land use conferences and training seminars.

  • Advised and represented developer of 100-year aggregate mine in Fresno County from planning stages through multiple County hearings to final approval before the Board of Supervisors.  Successfully defended project’s reclamation plan in multiple hearings before the State Mining and Geology Board and the project’s environmental impact report in hearing before California Superior Court.
  • Successfully permitted and then defended one of California’s largest ski resorts in an appeal of its subdivision map and development plans.
  • Permitted oil and gas storage facilities, pipelines, terminals and obtains Applications for Permits to Drill for oil and gas projects throughout California and Nevada
  • Solar Energy Development of utility-scale solar energy projects

Mitchell Chadwick’s land use attorneys are members of the California State Environmental and Real Property Sections, the Sacramento County Bar Environmental Law Section, Bar Association of San Francisco Environmental and Real Property Section, the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association, the Urban Land Institute, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and many more.