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 AT&T Park (even her children are modestly impressed with that one).
Caroline Guibert Chase has particular expertise in assisting commercial and residential developers with obtaining the requisite approvals to develop real property, primarily in the City and County of San Francisco. Having worked as an urban planner for five years in the public and private sectors before becoming an attorney, Caroline has a unique ability to understand and counsel clients on the governmental planning processes and, in particular, the continuing process to change the area plans in the City and County of San Francisco.
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.
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.
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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