Kassouni Law was founded on the belief that property rights and personal freedom are intertwined. It is our mission to rigorously defend your Constitutionally protected property rights against government and private abuse. Within that realm, Kassouni Law land use lawyers represent private developers, businesses, and homeowners who are encountering difficulties in all procedural aspects of land use, land development and planning.
When a property owner wishes to build a commercial structure or residence, there can be a number of government obstacles to overcome. In addition, neighborhood opposition can often be well organized and designed to sway elected council members and supervisors from granting development approvals.
Unlike zoning law, there are undefined and purely subjective standards that are often applied by local governments to thwart land development. Many cities and counties, for example, have design standards based upon the general aesthetics of existing community development. “It just doesn’t blend with the design and size of neighboring structures” is a common objection. In these situations, the property owner can be frustrated by having to submit a number of successive proposals without any specific response from the government as to what would be acceptable.
In addition to the above mentioned subjective hurdles, a property developer may encounter burdensome environmental regulations when seeking development permits. The California Environmental Quality Act also known as CEQA can impose strict regulations on land development within the state of California, making final development costs extraordinarily high. In addition to CEQA, the LA and Sacramento environmental attorneys at Kassouni Law recognize some governmental agencies have a track record of imposing extreme measures on property owners and developers both. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Coastal Commission are two such agencies. The lawyers at Kassouni Law understand that environmental regulations from these and other government agencies are necessary and vital for the health and safety of all citizens. However, our attorneys believe that one person or business should not have to shoulder the burden for all when seeking to develop property. Further, they recognize over-regulation often prevents free enterprise and the economy from thriving.
California Property Development Law Attorneys
Contact our development attorneys if you have a development concern. With an unwavering commitment to the protection of private enterprise, Kassouni Law attorneys seek to get projects underway in the most cost-effective and efficient means possible. By listening closely to clients, our attorneys develop a strategy based on specific needs and concerns. The lawyers then assist property owners in clearly articulating challenges to community objections, and work to ensure that procedural notice requirements are complied with.
Because Kassouni Law is a practice that specializes in land use, property rights, and development law, we have the experience to deliver results. Headquartered in Sacramento, with offices in LA, our attorneys have litigated cases against all manner of governmental entities throughout the state of California, including building departments, planning departments, the California Coastal Commission, and cities and counties, all on behalf of private individuals and businesses. If you have any development or planning related issues, please contact Kassouni Law at 877-770-7379. We will be pleased to assess your rights and remedies and help you form a plan of action to obtain positive results.