Patrick A. Perry is a partner and chairs the Land Use and Government Relations practice group in our Los Angeles office. Patrick's practice focuses primarily on real estate, land use, environmental, natural resources and energy law. He has extensive experience in obtaining zoning and other development approvals, including general plan amendments, specific plans, zone changes, variances, conditional use permits, subdivisions and development agreements. In conducting numerous entitlement due diligence reviews, Patrick has advised buyers, sellers and lenders in connection with the purchase, sale and development of office and industrial buildings, shopping centers, hotels, residential and mixed use projects.
Patrick has extensive knowledge and experience regarding compliance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as well as a wide range of experience addressing issues related to the state and federal Endangered Species Acts, the state and federal Clean Water Acts, the National Historic Preservation Act, state and federal prevailing wage statutes and regulations, and other state and federal statutory and regulatory requirements. He has appeared before or worked closely with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Department of Fish and Game, the California Coastal Commission, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California Department of Industrial Relations, and the California State Historic Preservation Officer. Such work has involved compliance with multi-species habitat conservation plans, Section 404 wetland permits, Section 401 water quality certifications, Section 1602 streambed alteration agreements, Section 10 take permits, and Section 2081 take agreements. Patrick has also represented numerous property owners and developers in connection with lawsuits challenging government approvals or in connection with lawsuits against government interference with private property rights.
In addition to being an attorney, Patrick is a licensed architect in the State of California, where he practiced architecture for several years prior to joining the legal profession. He is a LEED-AP. Patrick also serves on the Firm's Pro Bono Committee.
- State Bar of California
- American Bar Association
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- American Institute of Architects
Patrick received his B.A. from Williams College, his M.A. in architecture at the University of Texas, Austin, and his J.D. from Loyola Law School Los Angeles.