Practice Focus: Land use and environmental law focusing on CEQA, development agreements, permits & entitlements, zoning, environmental regulatory compliance, Prop 65.
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David Waite has over twenty-five years of land use and environmental law experience. His practice focuses on CEQA, climate change, development agreements, discretionary permits and entitlements, infrastructure agreements, public-private partnerships, subdivisions, zoning, environmental regulatory compliance, CERCLA, RCRA, and Proposition 65. David regularly appears before planning commissions, city councils, and other federal, state, and local government agencies on land use and regulatory matters. David has litigated to final judgment numerous environmental and land use disputes. He has represented a variety of developers, lenders and institutional investors on the environmental and land use aspects of workouts, debt restructurings, and foreclosures. David advises clients on transactional matters involving Brownfields and other environmentally impaired real property. David is a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (“ACREL”). He has been identified by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the “Top 50 Development Attorneys” in California. David is actively involved in numerous Real Estate Industry associations. He is the Governance Chair and immediate past Chair of the Urban Land Institute's Los Angeles District Council (“ULI-LA”). He is Chairman Emeritus of the Southern California Real Estate Alliance, board member of the Los Angeles Headquarters Association, and a member of the Westside Urban Forum. He previously served on the Advisory Board of the California Infill Builders Federation. David is married to his bride of 32 years; he has two grown children, Emily and Jackson and enjoys long distance bicycling, cooking, and boating.
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