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DLA Piper LLP (US)
SUITE 2400
LOS ANGELES, CA 90071-2678
United States

Work Department

Real Estate




Kyndra Joy Casper’s practice emphasizes land use and environmental matters, including project management, obtaining development entitlements, land use due diligence, administrative proceedings and litigation.

She is extensively experienced in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Among her recent work is her lead role in the massive US$1 billion Crossroads of the World project in Hollywood, which included obtaining certification of the project from the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research as an Environmental Leadership Development Project, one of only seven in the entire state; the Primestor shopping center project at Mission Hills; the Lowe Enterprises mixed-use Ivy Station project in Culver City and Los Angeles; and The Vineyards at Porter Ranch, a Shapell Properties lifestyle center and multifamily project.

Kyndra’s value to her clients arises from her insight into the public process through the lens of her clients’ commercial goals. She assists land owners and developers through all stages of the entitlement and development process, providing counsel on local planning and zoning regulations and related environmental matters as well as counseling on community outreach and media strategies. She also advises on land use and environmental regulations, including the California Subdivision Map Act, state CEQA streamlining laws and density bonus laws. Kyndra also has experience in writ of mandate proceedings and real estate and environmental litigation.


Friends of Hollywood Central Park – Board of Directors; Glendale Humane Society – Board of Directors;  Central City Association of Los Angeles; Urban Land Institute


J.D., Southwestern University School of Law; B.A., University of Southern California

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Land use/zoning

(Next Generation Partners)

Kyndra Joy CasperDLA Piper LLP (US)

DLA Piper LLP (US) continues to be a strong choice for land use and zoning law in a number of jurisdictions across the US, with several teams that have extensive experience planning major real estate developments, brought to bear in its ‘creative problem solving regarding complex land use matters‘. Richard Klawiter heads the department from the Chicago office and is ‘one of the most respected and knowledge zoning attorneys in the city‘ having worked on some of its most notable urban developments. Alongside him, ‘true superstarKatherine Jahnke Dale is an increasingly prominent name in the market, obtaining zoning and public financing approvals in several of Chicago’s largest developments in recent years. Kyndra Joy Casper is another standout name- based in Los Angeles, she is the firm’s most foremost professional on compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Brian Winterhalter joined from Cooley LLP in June 2021 as of counsel at the office in Reston, North Virginia, and is praised for his ‘unparalleled‘ knowledge of Fairfax county zoning regulations. At the same office, Antonio Calabrese receives client recognition as ‘phenomenal at what he does‘ and has managed a significant number of the region’s transformative projects.