Mid-Level Land Use Associate

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We are seeking an associate with 3+ years of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) experience to join our Downtown Los Angeles, California office.  A planning background is ideal.


The candidate should have 3+ year of experience with California planning and zoning laws; processing local and state development permits and entitlements; processing or opposing initiatives and referenda; analyzing environmental consultant reports (e.g., traffic, air quality, GHGs, geotechnical, biological, water demand and water supply) for compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); preparing resolutions, ordinances and findings for approvals of development projects; meeting with agency staff (cities, counties, special districts) concerning development proposals; preparing and processing applications for tentative and parcel maps under the California Subdivision Map Act; negotiating and drafting development agreements consistent with California law; and drafting other real estate/development documents, including encroachment agreements, use permits, use easements, acquisition and disposition agreements, leases and conservation easements.


The ideal candidate has outstanding academic credentials, exceptional writing and research skills, ability to handle complex matters in a creative and comprehensive manner, and is committed to delivering excellent quality work in a fun, fast-paced, collaborative environment.  Successful candidates will demonstrate interpersonal skills, problem solving, and possess a strong work ethic.  Experience with real estate or land use litigation would be helpful, but is not required.


Search firms: Per the terms of our agreement, all candidates must be submitted through our agency portal for consideration.  If you have an agreement with us, please request an invitation to submit candidates to the portal from Eileen Haight (please do not send application materials directly to Eileen).  If you do not have an agreement with us and would like us to consider candidates, please send a blind candidate profile to Eileen Haight.  Please add noreply@dlapipertalent.com to your list of safe senders.


Please apply online if you are a direct applicant. If you have a request for an accommodation during the application process or if you have any questions about the process, please contact Eileen Haight. Please add noreply@dlapipertalent.com to your list of safe senders.


Job Requirements


California bar admission is required. Must have a J.D. from an ABA-approved law school and be an active member in good standing of the Bar.