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Land Use Law Firm In Irvine, California

As a private landowner, you may believe that you have complete control of your property, but the truth is that land use is regulated and zoned by the government. The attorneys at Palmieri, Hennessey & Leifer, LLP, have significant experience in navigating through the administrative process at various cities and counties to assist clients in obtaining land use entitlements for property and also to assist clients in challenging land use entitlements sought by nearby properties.

What Is Land Use?

The government’s ability to regulate how your land is used varies from city to city. Depending on the location of your property, you may have restrictions that dictate how your land can be developed or improved. These can include zoning, site planning, partitions, easements and more.

All these restrictions that apply to your individual property are part of how a local government determines what can be built and where, also called land use. Land-use decisions are supposed to be made for the good of the entire community. In some cases, these restrictions go outside the local community and are dictated by the state, such as with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the state law that requires environmental considerations to be part of land-use decisions.

If you are seeking land use entitlements for your property, contact the attorneys at Palmieri, Hennessey & Leifer, LLP, to assist you in the administrative process to obtain approval of land use entitlements and, if necessary, to challenge in court a public entity’s improper denial of land use entitlements.

If you own property and have received a notice of land use entitlements being sought by a neighboring property, the attorneys at Palmieri, Hennessey & Leifer, LLP, can assist you in reviewing the entitlements sought and development proposed and advise you of any rights you may have to challenge or object to the entitlements sought.

It’s wise for property owners dealing with any type of land-use issue to consult a land use and zoning attorney, like the land use lawyers at Palmieri, Hennessey & Leifer. They have many years of experience dealing with a wide range of land-use concerns.


The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires state and local agencies to analyze significant environmental impacts of proposed projects.  Whether the proposed project is a public infrastructure project, or a large-scale private development project, the attorneys at Palmieri, Hennessey & Leifer, LLP, have the experience to assist you in reviewing the complex process, environmental documents and advise you of your rights to ensure compliance.

Contact A Land Use Attorney At Palmieri, Hennessey & Leifer, LLP

The land use attorneys at Palmieri, Hennessey & Leifer, LLP, can assist you in navigating the complex city and/or county process to obtain entitlements for your property.  At Palmieri, Hennessey & Leifer, LLP, our attorneys have decades of combined legal experience dealing with land use and related real estate litigation issues.

We have extensive knowledge of local and national issues that impact your property rights, and we will be your partners in challenging powerful government personnel who want to prevent or restrict your use of your property. Call us today at 949-652-2622 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.