Law Office of Lester F. Hardy

Experienced Real Estate Law
In St. Helena, California


Experienced Help For Land Use And Zoning

Land use and zoning laws are generally complex in California – where state and local laws put tough restrictions on residential and commercial properties – and especially so in Napa County. If you are having difficulties with a current land use entitlement, or intend to apply for a new entitlement, it’s important to get help from a local land use lawyer who is knowledgeable about the law and the community.

I have been a lawyer in St. Helena for more than 20 years, and have been involved in Napa County land use policy issues for even longer. In addition to serving as a land use advocate for my clients, I have served one four-year term on the St. Helena City Council (1990-1994), and am currently the Chair of the St. Helena Planning Commission. I have assisted clients with a wide variety of issues in residential and commercial real estate, including:

  • Grape contracts, vineyard leases, and agricultural erosion control plans
  • Historic structures
  • Conditional use permits
  • Easements
  • Parcel maps
  • Boundary issues
  • Water rights
  • Erosion control measures
  • Commercial leases

My clients include individuals and businesses, and I have represented buyers, sellers, developers and investors. I work on transactional matters, entitlements, and related litigation. I have a special interest in easement and boundary issues, as well as regulatory takings

An Advocate For You In The Halls of Government

My experience both as an advocate and as a City Council member and Planning Commissioner gives me the ability to make the best possible presentation of your application to planners, planning commissioners and County supervisors. Land use practice is a local practice – familiarity with the issues and the players is critical to success.

Contact My Office

If you need an experienced attorney for land use and zoning issues in Napa County and the North Bay Area, contact the Law Office of Lester F. Hardy today. Call 707-967-9610 or contact my office by email.

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