Blog Authors


Tay Via

Tay Via works primarily in the areas of commercial real estate, land use, and development, specializing in large public/private projects and guiding clients through the increasingly complex real estate development process. Her expertise includes the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and laws and regulations regarding climate change, redevelopment and successor agencies, waterfront development (including the Bay Conservation and Development Commission and State Lands Commission), housing and historic resources.  She is proud of the firm’s role in City-changing projects such as Mission Bay, the Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium and Oracle Park (even her children are modestly impressed with that one).

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Gershwin_Dan_color_medDan Gershwin

As a kid growing up in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, Dan picked up his parents’ newspaper habit. After the Sports page, he went straight to the Metro section to read about local news and politics. After a few professional detours, Dan entered a land use practice that allows him to think and read about the issues affecting day-to-day life for people around the Bay Area. He enjoys combining his personal and professional interest in local government and politics to advise clients developing real estate projects both big and small.

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Megan Jennings

Megan advises clients on a broad range of land use and environmental permitting, transactional, and compliance issues. Megan counsels project developers throughout the notoriously challenging California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review and land use entitlement process. She has particular experience finding practical solutions to complex development issues for renewable energy projects, medical facilities, corporate/R&D campuses, and multifamily/mixed-use facilities.

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Ashley Weinstein-Carnes

Ashley provides advice and counsel on a variety of land use issues with a focus on local administrative permitting, including the negotiation of agreements with local governments and public agencies; the coordination of environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and the processing of entitlements through public hearings and other administrative proceedings. She has successfully obtained land use approvals for large-scale projects, including mixed-use and multifamily residential developments, corporate R&D and office campuses, and industrial facilities.

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Lisa Gluckstein

Lisa advises clients on a variety of land use and real estate development matters, with a focus on the land use entitlement process and environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

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