Matteoni, O'Laughlin & Hechtman

  • Established in 1979
  • Firm Size 5
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    5.0/5.0 (3)
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About this firm

Matteoni, O'Laughlin & Hechtman is widely respected as one of the leading eminent domain condemnation), land use, real property and environmental law firms in California. Our specialized knowledge and extensive experience in these complex areas of law have allowed us to consistently

provide favorable results for our clients.

Founded in 1979 by Norman Matteoni — author of “Condemnation Practice in California”

Matteoni, O'Laughlin & Hechtman represents property owners, businesses and public agencies throughout California.

Named the top small (2-10 attorneys) real estate law firm in California by Super Lawyers 2013-2015.

We are also honored to receive recognition from the 2010-2016 U.S. News & World Report as:

“Best Law Firms – Metropolitan First Tier Litigation Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law”

AND/OR “Best Law Firms – Metropolitan First Tier Land Use and Zoning Law”

Eminent Domain

We primarily represent the property and business owners, the client mix is diverse including publicly held corporations such as Hertz and IBM, smal businesses, farm/ranch owners, residential, commercial and industrial real estate owners and developers. We have handled several challenges to the government's right to take private property. But the the usual case addresses compensation for taking of real property and damages to land that remains, as well as loss of goodwill to businesses taken. We do select work for public agencies as well.

Land Use

We advise and process applications for clients on general plan amendments, rezonings, site approval permits, Williamson Act contracts and subdivisions, appearing before local governments throughout the Bay Area for various land use approvals, including residential, corporate campus, Quarry, landfills and recycling, golf courses, shopping centers to cellular towers. We also provide litigation services to defend or challenge the government action.

Environmental Law

We provide advice, advocacy and litigation services to developers, landowners and users on compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.

Real Estate

Our practice includes the negotiation, review and drafting of commercial leases, purchase and sale transaction documents, and easement agreements, as well as litigation services for a variety of real property matters.

Our office is in a historic 1881 building located in central San Jose.

Areas of Practice (49)

Specific Practice Area and Industry Group Details across multiple offices:

  • Real Property
  • Eminent Domain
  • Land Use
  • Zoning Law
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Environmental Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Municipal Law
  • Condemnation
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Environmental Land Use
  • Leases and Leasing
  • Property Law
  • Trial Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Easements
  • Right of Way Easements
  • Real Property Acquisitions
  • Real Property Development
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Property Rights
  • Property Damage
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Industrial Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Brokerage Law
  • Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability
  • Quiet Title
  • Foreclosures
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Shopping Center Acquisitions
  • Shopping Center Leasing
  • Shopping Center Law
  • Subdivisions
  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Commercial Real Estate Sales
  • Rezoning
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Land Use Permitting
  • Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Water Rights

People (5)

Land Use, Redevelopment, Real Property, Inverse Condemnation, Eminent Domain

Peer Reviews
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Real Property, California Environmental Law, Inverse Condemnation, Eminent Domain, Zoning, Planning and Land Use

Peer Reviews

Real Property, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning and Land Use, Eminent Domain, Inverse Condemnation

Peer Reviews
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Real Estate, Real Property, Eminent Domain, Inverse Condemnation, Zoning, Planning and Land Use

Peer Reviews
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Land Use, Environmental Law, Eminent Domain, Inverse Condemnation

Peer Reviews
5.0/5.0 (1) Review

Peer Reviews

Bar Registry

  • Eminent Domain

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