George A. Petrulakis

George A. Petrulakis: Attorney with Petrulakis Law & Advocacy, APC
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George A. Petrulakis is an attorney focusing on land use and environmental regulation in Modesto and the surrounding area. With more than 20 years of experience in land use and environmental regulation law, he is active in the community as an attorney and a political advocate for his city. His advocacy has led to the most significant revision to city law since 1962. Mr. Petrulakis’ primary focus is representing businesses seeking land use entitlements and other forms of regulatory approval. He regularly appears before government agencies when representing clients on regulatory matters, and has also served as special counsel for numerous government agencies.

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Chairman: City of Modesto Charter Review Committee, 2006-2007; Modesto Chamber of Commerce, 2005. Member: Building Industry Association of Central California (Secretary-Treasurer, 1995-1998; Board of Directors, 1994-2000, 2009-; Associate of the Year 1995, 1996); California Building Industry Association (Impact Fee Task Force, 2009; Legal Action Committee, 2002-2007, 2010-; Select Conferences on Industry Litigation). Member: Urban Land Institute; Congress of New Urbanism.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Land Use
  • Land Development
  • Land Entitlement
  • Land Use Permitting
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Rezoning
  • Zoning Variances
  • Zoning Law
  • Subdivisions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
209-568-4849  Phone
209-522-0500  Phone
209-522-0700  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 92, Modesto, CA 95354-0834
University Attended:
Harvard University, A.B., cum laude, 1987
Law School Attended:
University of California, Los Angeles, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991, California
Stanislaus County Bar Association; State Bar of California (Vice Chair, Land Use Subsection of Real Property Section).
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Modesto, California

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