Land Use Attorney (3+ Years Experience Required)

Contact person Ms. Cindi Robertson
Contact email
Date posted February 21, 2019

Sheppard Mullin’s Downtown San Diego Office is seeking an attorney to join its thriving Land Use practice. This is a staff attorney position and requires at least 3 years of land use experience. Ideal candidates will have some experience representing developers and property owners in land use matters before local jurisdictions in the San Diego Area. Candidates should be familiar with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), general plans, specific plans, zoning law, local zoning codes the Subdivision Map Act and Coastal Act. He or she should have some knowledge and experience with respect to the federal, state and local permitting process for projects, federal and state endangered species laws, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Clean Water Act. Prior experience negotiating and drafting agreements with public agencies such as development agreements and reimbursement agreements is helpful.

Sheppard Mullin is currently home to 850 attorneys Firmwide and is ranked #55 on the 2018 American Lawyer 100 List. With one of the largest, most experienced and diverse real estate, land use and environmental practices in the country, we offer a diversity and depth of experience that is unrivaled. Our more than 85  attorneys represent investors, developers, builders, major landowners, lenders and local agencies on every aspect of real estate. We are proud that our efforts have earned us recognition as a leading firm by The Legal 500 U.S., Chambers and Partners USA, and U.S. News and World Report (with Best Attorneys), among others.

Qualified candidates should email cover letter, resume, and final law school transcript to Cindi Robertson (, with the Subject LineSD Land Use Position.” Legal search firms should confirm that they have a current fee agreement with Sheppard Mullin before submitting the same documents on their candidate, and please also start the Subject Line with “SD Land Use Position.”