Nanci Stacey is an Associate in the Costa Mesa office of Gaines & Stacey LLP, specializing in land use, zoning, environmental law, related litigation and political advocacy. The firm provides counsel to property owners, real estate developers, government agencies, community groups and individuals related to real estate and general business issues.
Ms. Stacey practices in a number of land use related areas, including litigation involving real property disputes. She also specializes in matters involving the California Coastal Commission.
Ms. Stacey is a member of both the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Utah.
Ms. Stacey was born in San Bernardino, California, but has spent considerable time living and working in Utah, Colorado and New York. She has been a nationally ranked Masters Rower, having completed in regattas throughout the United States. She is an active member of the Newport Aquatic Center.
Ms. Stacey lives in San Juan Capistrano with her husband Sherman.
2000 – Present
Gaines & Stacey LLP
Newport Beach, California
Associate specializing in land use, zoning, environmental law, related litigation and political advocacy.
1998 – 2000
Stacey & Stacey
Park City, Utah
Attorney specializing in contract and real estate law. Of Counsel to the Law Firm of Black, Stithe & Argyle. Pro Bono Guardian Ad Litem – Third District Court.
UCLA School of Law
UCLA Women’s Law Journal
Moot Court Program, Best Brief Award
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Masters in Public Administration
Elected Kennedy School Ombudsman
University of Utah
B.S., cum laude, Psychology
- Kennedy School Ombudsman, 1991-1992.
- UCLA Women’s Law Journal, 2000-2001.
- Utah Guardian Ad Litem, 2000.
Legal Association Memberships
- State Bar of California
- State Bar of Utah
- Committee of Utah Bar Examiners - Contracts
1992 – 1994
New York City School Construction Authority
Long Island City, New York
Director, Employment Division.
1982 – 1991
Colorado Outward Bound School
Program Consultant/Course Leader.
1979 – 1991
Robber Roost Ranch
Owner-Operator of 205,000 acre cattle ranch.
1977 – 1991
Outlaw Trails, Inc.
Chief Operating Officer.