Brian Fish is a Shareholder in the San Diego office of Buchalter, and is a member of the Firm’s Real Estate Group. His expertise covers all aspects of real estate development including land use, permitting/entitlements, public/private partnerships, public contracting, and environmental matters. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Fish was a planner with the City of San Diego, Development Services Department, and a planner and community development specialist with the City of San Diego Redevelopment Agency.
Mr. Fish has extensive experience assisting public and private clients with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, coastal permitting, planning and zoning issues, Subdivision Map Act processing, Williamson Act issues, condominium conversions and prevailing wage analysis. Mr. Fish negotiates and drafts all manner of real estate development documentation required to acquire, develop, finance, invest in, lease, entitle, redevelop, occupy and sell property. Mr. Fish represents clients before administrative agencies, and handles litigation at the trial court and appellate court levels, with respect to public contracting issues, entitlements, CEQA, Subdivision Map Act and other land use and real estate related matters.
In the community, Mr. Fish is an Executive Committee Member and on the Board of Directors of the Downtown San Diego Partnership, an Advisory Board Member of the La Jolla YMCA, an Executive Committee Member and Past Board Chair for HomeAid San Diego, and the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Beach and Bay YMCA. Mr. Fish is also member of Lambda Alpha International and active with the Urban Land Institute.
Land Use | Real Estate
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