Administrative, Land Use & Environmental Law

Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek’s Administrative, Land Use, and Environmental attorneys help developers and owners identify possibilities and solve problems when it comes to land use and environmental law. 

From downtown San Diego to communities throughout San Diego County, California and the United States, SCMV has been involved in numerous developments involving a broad range of legal issues, with a particular strength in helping to resolve issues before litigation. 

As we are deeply integrated into the region, our firm is often brought into projects as special counsel to help developers and their attorneys successfully and efficiently journey through San Diego’s unique development, regulatory, and community terrain. 

Our attorneys regularly lead negotiations with government officials from city, county, state, and federal agencies during entitlement and project development, and also advocate for clients before regulatory bodies. Along with longtime local clients, we also represent national developers and their architects.

We also have wide-ranging experience addressing environmental issues that arise under federal, state and local environmental laws. In particular, we assist numerous clients in working with government agencies to resolve contamination problems at a variety of sites, and to evaluate and allocate risk from environmental liabilities in real property transactions.

If litigation is filed challenging a project after it is approved, our attorneys have a strong record defeating such challenges in trial and appellate courts.

We are honored to ranked one of the “Best Law Firms” in the nation in the area of Land Use & Zoning Law by the US News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.

Select an attorney below to find out more about their expertise in Administrative, Land Use & Environmental Law

Practice Group Leader

G. Scott Williams
Shareholder

P: 619.685.3151
E: swilliams@scmv.com

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Brian T. Seltzer
Shareholder, Chief Operating Officer & Chairman of the Board

P: 619.685.3025
E: bseltzer@scmv.com

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Thomas F. Steinke
Shareholder

P: 619.685.3038
E: steinke@scmv.com

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Neal P. Panish
Shareholder

P: 619.685.3083
E: panish@scmv.com

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Katrina W. Wu
Associate

P: 619.685.3107
E: wu@scmv.com

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Scott W. Perlin
Associate

P: 619.685.3117
E: perlin@scmv.com

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Jessica S. Doidge
Associate

P: 619.685.3129
E: doidge@scmv.com

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