Gaines & Stacey LLP, with offices in Los Angeles-Woodland Hills and Orange County-Costa Mesa, focuses its practice on real estate related matters, specializing in land use, zoning, environmental law, related litigation, and political advocacy. Gaines & Stacey LLP attorneys have represented clients in political and judicial jurisdictions throughout California. Attorneys of the firm have handled over 1,500 matters before the California Coastal Commission.
Our offices in both Los Angeles and Orange County stand ready to provide you with innovative and high-quality expert legal representation on your land use, zoning, environmental law, real estate, political advocacy and related litigation matters.
Our commitment is to provide exceptional and cost-effective service. We will respond to your questions and concerns promptly and provide clear and concise explanations of the law.
Through continued education, we are constantly striving to improve the quality of legal solutions we provide to our clients. Our clients are our greatest asset, so we will make sure to keep you informed of the status of your case as well as of any changes in the law that need to be taken into consideration. When practical, we will recommend alternative dispute resolutions.
- The California Coastal Commission gave final approval to a 500,000 sq.ft., 312 room expansion of the historic Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. Founding Partner Sherman Stacey represented our client Ocean Avenue, LLC throughout the Coastal Commission approval process.
- Gaines & Stacey LLP client the Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach received approval from the California Coastal Commission for an extensive renovation. Partner Sherman Stacey represented the Resort before the Commission.
- Gaines & Stacey LLP client Norman Haynie received approval from the Malibu City Council for a new 39 room luxury boutique hotel on Pacific Coast Highway. Partners Rebecca Thompson and Fred Gaines assisted Mr. Haynie on the project.
- Gaines & Stacey LLP client Lighthouse Brooks, LLC won a complete reversal in the California Court of Appeal of an adverse lower court ruling that would have revoked their development project’s certificate of occupancy. Partner Lisa Weinberg handled the appeal after another firm had obtained the unfavorable trial court ruling.
We counsel and represent both private and public sector clients in all aspects of land use and development law, with a special emphasis on environmental, zoning and historic preservation.