Lisa A. Weinberg

Lisa A. Weinberg is a Partner of Gaines & Stacey LLP, a San Fernando Valley based law firm which specializes in land use, zoning, environmental law, related litigation and political advocacy.  She is the Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group.  The firm, which has offices in Encino and Newport Beach, California, provides counsel and services to property owners, real estate developers, governmental agencies, community groups and individuals related to real estate and general business issues.

Ms. Weinberg is a veteran litigator, representing plaintiffs and defendants in writ of mandate, contract, real estate and land use disputes. She advises clients in pre-litigation matters, and represents them in alternative dispute resolution when mediation or arbitration are the best courses of action. She has taken dozens of cases to trial, and is an accomplished appellate lawyer having successfully argued cases in state and federal courts of appeal.

Ms. Weinberg’s primary emphasis has been in entitlement, environmental, title and boundary disputes. She represents property owners, tenants, landlords, buyers, sellers and brokers in disputes concerning zoning and land use, easements, boundary lines, leases, purchase and sale agreements, and commissions. Property owners often call on Ms. Weinberg to ensure that their projects are in full compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) as they go through the discretionary approval process with governmental agencies throughout Southern California.

A California native, Ms. Weinberg was raised in the San Fernando Valley. She obtained her B.A. degree from Brown University.  During her college years, she also studied in London. Ms. Weinberg received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1987. Prior to her partnership at Gaines & Stacey LLP, Ms. Weinberg was an attorney with the law firm of Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP.

Ms. Weinberg is a member in good standing of the State Bar of California, and is admitted to practice before various Federal Courts including the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, and the United States District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California. She is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Ms. Weinberg resides in Tarzana, California with her husband Greg.  They have three adult sons, Joey, Max and Sam.


Legal Employment:

1997 – Present
Gaines & Stacey LLP
Encino, California
Partner of firm specializing in land use, zoning, environmental law, related litigation and political advocacy. Chair of the Litigation Practice Group.

1987 – 1997
Cox, Castle & Nicholson, LLP
Los Angeles, California
Senior Associate specializing in general business litigation, real estate litigation, land use law and appellate practice.


Speaking Engagements:

  • Lecturer: “Introduction to CEQA,” Los Angeles Citizen’s Symposium on Development Projects
  • Lecturer: “The Real Estate Development Process,” Los Angeles Paralegals Association