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Land Use. Croudace & Dietrich LLP attorneys counsel developer and lender clients regarding California land use entitlement matters, zoning and permitting procedures.  Representative matters include:
  • Representation of residential developers in obtaining permit approvals for development of apartment complexes.
  • Representation of developers and owners of affordable housing on a wide variety of issues concerning entitlement, development and property management. 
  • Representation of out-of-state lenders in verifying zoning and entitlements of secured real estate and REO. 
  • Representation of developers in negotiating disposition and development agreements for commercial/retail and office development projects. 
  • Negotiation with City of Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency with respect to parking and access easements for affordable housing project.
  • Representation of major non-profit public benefit corporation in the sale of property to shopping center developer while maintaining water rights for client’s agricultural use, resulting in substantial savings to the client in water costs. 
  • Representation of developers in connection with negotiation of Affordable Housing Agreements.
  • Representation of developers in connection with the formation of Mello-Roos community facilities districts in Orange County. 
  • Representation of sellers of real property in connection with investigations, by city, county and state agencies, relating to required California disclosures, including Mello-Roos assessment disclosures, seismic hazard zone disclosures and munitions area disclosures.
  • Representation of landowner in connection with obtaining and preserving development approvals relating to re-development of a golf course as a residential and commercial/retail development. 
  • Representation of lender in negotiating with the City of Anaheim and Community Redevelopment Agency regarding restrictions on use applicable to the subdivision of historical houses. 
  • Representation of developers in connection with quiet title actions. 
  • Representation of landowner/developer in formulating CC&Rs to privately prohibit sexually oriented business uses at property zoned for such uses. 
  • Representation of landowner in retaining approvals granted prior to incorporation of City, despite neighborhood opposition. 
  • Representation of major landowner and developer in opposing local noise ordinance, resulting in major modification of the ordinance. 
  • Representation of landowner in obtaining historical preservation status for landmark home in Palm Springs, California. 
  • Representation of developers and foreclosing lenders in the negotiation, documentation and early termination/settlement of infrastructure development agreements with the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside. 
  • Representation of developers and landowners in lawsuits concerning the enforcement of easement rights. 
  • Representation of major California hospital in obtaining entitlements for the development of an ambulatory surgical care center and office building. 
  • Representation of major non-profit, public benefit corporation landowner regarding negotiation or elimination of excessive easements sought to be acquired by City of Chino Hills. 
  • Representation of landowner in rezoning, negotiation of parcel map conditions and three party infrastructure agreement with City of Chino Hills.

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