David P. Lanferman: Lawyer with Rutan & Tucker, LLP

David P. Lanferman

Palo Alto,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone(650) 320-1507

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Government & Regulatory Law
  • Real Estate
  • Land Use/Natural Resources
University University of California, Davis, B.A., with high honors, 1973 Phi Beta Kappa
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1976
Admitted1976, California; California State Courts; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Central, Eastern and Northern Districts; U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships Associations
•Member, Executive Committee, State Bar Real Property Section
•Vice-Chair, Land Use & Zoning Subsection, State Bar, Real Property Law Section
•Editorial Advisory Board, California Land Use Practice (Cal. CEB)
•Board of Directors, Real Estate Section, Alameda County Bar Association
•Board of Directors, Alameda County Bar Association
•President, Southern Alameda County Bar Association
•Chair, Governmental Relations Committee, Fremont Chamber of Commerce
•Chair, City of Fremont Library Advisory Commission
•Commissioner, City of Fremont City Charter Commission
•Commissioner, Alameda County Library Commission
•Board of Trustees, Alameda County Library Foundation
•Board of Trustees, Fremont Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Foundation
•Board of Trustees, Voluntary Legal Services Program, Alameda County Bar Association


Dave Lanferman is a land use lawyer, whose practice emphasizes real estate development, land use approvals, and a wide range of real estate-related litigation. Mr. Lanferman's land use expertise includes zoning and subdivision approvals, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and regulatory compliance, environmental mitigation, development impact fees, and appropriate conditions of approval. He is an editorial advisor and update author for CEB's authoritative treatise on California Land Use Practice, and serves on the Executive Committee of the State Bar's Real Property Law Section. Mr. Lanferman's clients include developers, property owners, public agencies, public interest groups, and industry associations.

Awards & Honors
•Home Builders Association, Associate of the Year, 2009
•City Council Resolution for Community Service, City of Newark
•AV Preemininent rating with LexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell


10/18/2013 California's Highest Court Reverses Ruling In Affordable Housing-Related Case (Decision In Sterling Park v. Palo Alto Favors Rutan & Tucker, LLP Client)
7/29/2013 California Court of Appeal Affirms Approval of Residential Development and Exemption from Redundant CEQA Review by City of Milpitas


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Office Information

David P. Lanferman

3000 El Camino Real, Suite 200
Palo AltoCA 94306-9814


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