Hiring Greg Sanders of Nossaman, Gunthner, Knox & Elliott, LLP
December 9th, 2009
Once the contract negotiations with Bob were completed, I turned around and hired Bob’s lawyer, Greg Sanders, to represent both Bob and me in front of SLO County. Greg is an expert in land use issues and has practiced law on the central coast for 34 years. I also retained Fred Gaines of Gaines & Stacey LLP to help with any California Coastal Commission appeals. Fred was a Harvard Law School roommate of my own undergraduate college roommate, Jim Borovsky. Both lawyers agreed that my biggest problems in getting a building permit were going to be with the SLO Planning Dept.
It is fascinating that there are prosperous law firms who’s entire practise is based on getting projects through the Planning Dept and the Coastal Commission.