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Gordon Hart

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Real Estate Department

Position

Gordon E. Hart is a partner in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He focuses on environmental and land use law, and government advocacy. His practice includes permitting, enforcement, transactional and litigation issues on behalf of real estate developers, energy project developers, commercial property owners, public agencies, manufacturers, and environmental service and waste management companies.

Career

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Hart served in several capacities on the staff of the California State Legislature. Those positions included serving as senior consultant to the Senate Toxics and Public Safety Management Committee, as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and as counsel to the Speaker of the Assembly. He has served on numerous local and state agency advisory committees related to land use, transportation, hazardous waste and other environmental issues over the last twenty-five years.

Member

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Hart served in several capacities on the staff of the California State Legislature. Those positions included serving as senior consultant to the Senate Toxics and Public Safety Management Committee, as counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and as counsel to the Speaker of the Assembly. He has served on numerous local and state agency advisory committees related to land use, transportation, hazardous waste and other environmental issues over the last twenty-five years.

Education

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, graduated first in class,1994 (Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers) Reed College, B.A. in Political Science, 1984 (Fellow in Public Affairs with the Coro Foundation in 1985-1986)


United States: Industry focus

Environment: regulatory

Within: Environment: regulatory

Paul Hastings LLP has particular strengths in brownfield project and contaminated site matters related to real estate and energy developments. A standout highlight included acting for several affiliates of Lennar Corporation and Five Point Holdings in the $8bn mixed-use development of the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and Candlestick Point in San Francisco, namely dealing with allegations of fraudulent performance of radiological remediation by a Navy contractor; San Francisco-based Gordon Hart is leading that case. Department head Peter Weiner, who works between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, is retained by Boeing in a variety of matters, including the development and negotiation of a conservation easement for a 2400-acre contaminated site undergoing a RCRA cleanup. Another name to note is Deborah Schmall in San Francisco; she, along with Hart, is instructed by Related Companies in relation to regulatory matters concerning its $6bn 200-acre mixed-use development over a municipal landfill in Santa Clara.

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United States: Real estate

Land use/zoning

Within: Land use/zoning

Extremely experienced’, Paul Hastings LLP provides ‘valuable information and a practical approach’ in high-profile cases, which recently included assisting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (LAPA) with the acquisition and development of a new Frank Gehry designed headquarters building for LAPA’s Youth Orchestra; this matter was led by practice co-head Jeff Haber. ‘Outstanding’ and ‘down-to-earth’, other practice co-head Mitchell Menzer is acting for Chinese real estate developer Shen Zhen New World I in negotiations with the City of Los Angeles regarding the redevelopment of the site of The LA Hotel. Gordon Hart is also recommended. All lawyers named are based in Los Angeles.

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