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Our Firm

The Pelosi Law Group is a boutique land use law firm focused on residential and commercial development in Northern and Central California. Founded in September 2011, the Pelosi Law Group brings big firm expertise to a small firm practice, providing personalized and focused attention to every project and matter.

Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), planning and zoning laws, development agreements, Subdivision Map Act, natural resources permitting and other California laws that impact the use and development of real property.


What sets Pelosi Law Group apart

Nimble

At the Pelosi Law Group, our attorneys are an integral part of our client’s development team and bring their ability and expertise to help oversee and manage the entitlement process. We work closely with consultants, project managers, political and community affairs groups, and city and county staff on compliance with local, state and federal land use and entitlement requirements. By being closely involved in the project from start to finish, we help ensure there are few, if any, surprises when it comes to the final action.

INNOVATIVE

We are more than just land use attorneys – we bring a real world approach to obtaining project approvals and work closely with clients to find the best entitlement path for a project. Sometimes that path does not require active involvement from a land use attorney, and we are always the first to step back and let others take the lead where appropriate. Our goal at the Pelosi Law Group is always achieving a successful, satisfying outcome for the client.

Effective

With over 50 years combined experience working on land use development projects, we know some projects are highly complicated and work very closely with clients on timing and budget. We make sure the clients are always aware of the costs associated with the work proposed—there are no surprises when it comes to the final bill.

Responsive

At the Pelosi Law Group, we focus on ensuring our clients receive direct responses from us in a timely manner. In today’s digital age where we are never “disconnected” we pride ourselves on responding quickly and efficiently to all client requests. We are always carefully monitoring our caseload to ensure every project receives the top tier level of legal advice our clients have come to know and expect. We will not take on projects where we as a firm feel we could not respond or address a client need/question in an appropriate timeframe. Speed to market is critical in today’s development environment and at the Pelosi Law Group that fact is always in the forefront of our minds.


Wide range of land use expertise

At the Pelosi Law Group, our team has proven experience from start to finish in obtaining approvals for development projects.

Our attorneys come from some of the top named large law firms in California.  They also have worked as City Attorney’s and County Counsel as well as working in house at private development firms.  Their broad and diverse experience and expertise is what sets the Pelosi Law Group apart and is what helps us tackle complex land use questions for our clients.  Alexis Pelosi, Principal Attorney and founder of the Pelosi Law Group, began her career at Morrison & Foerster, worked at the Oakland City Attorney’s Office, and most recently worked in the Real Estate Group at Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton. Peter Ziblatt, Of Counsel at the Pelosi Law Group, began his career at Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton and has worked at both Braddock and Logan and Wells Fargo Bank’s Commercial Owned Real Estate prior to joining the Pelosi Law Group. Miriam Montesinos began her career at Baker Mckenzie, worked at Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton and most recently was Of Counsel at Gresham Savage.   William Fleishhacker began his career at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office before moving to Morrison & Foerster, Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton and most recently working in the Alameda County Counsel’s Office.   More information about our key team members can be found under the Our Team page.