Jennifer Chavez



Jennifer Chavez is a partner in the Real Estate, Land Use and Environmental Practice Group in the firm's San Diego office.

Areas of Practice

Jennifer's practice focuses on land use matters, including compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Subdivision Map Act, the Coastal Act and planning and zoning laws, as well as other general real estate transactional matters. She has represented developers, landowners and public agencies in a variety of projects, including, large and small-scale residential, commercial, industrial, mixed-use, and educational development projects throughout California. Her practice includes representing clients before city councils, county boards of supervisors, planning commissions and other regulatory bodies to secure land use entitlements, permits and approvals and also involves defending land use entitlements in litigation matters before trial and appellate courts. In addition, Jennifer has experience drafting and negotiating agreements with public agencies and private property owners concerning the use and development of real property including, development and improvement agreements, funding and reimbursement agreements, purchase and sale agreements, easement agreements and covenant agreements.


Daily Transcript - 2007 Young Attorney Nominee


•Zoning Review (Commercial Real Estate)
Practical Law , February 2019
•2014 Legislative Update of California Real Estate Laws
January 17, 2014
•They Shot, But Did We Score With 2013's CEQA Reform Bill? - New Law Offers Potential Benefits to Transit Oriented Infill Developments and Protections for the Sacramento Kings Basketball Arena
October 14, 2013
•No 'Common Interest' Privilege in CEQA Cases: Communications Between Developer and Agency Lawyers Belong in the Administrative Record
July 15, 2013
•New Law Extends Expiration Dates for Tentative Maps
July 17, 2008
•Legislature Considering Bills to Help Developers Through Tough Times
March 12, 2008
•Condominium Conversions: The New Year Presents New Challenges
January 8, 2008
•San Diego City Attorney Advocates Development Moratorium in Response to Delta Smelt Ruling
September 24, 2007
•Universal Design Checklists: It’s Time to Distribute Them to Buyers
January 26, 2006
•Draft Universal Design Checklist and Ordinance Available for Review and Comment
November 22, 2004
•Universal Accessibility Features List Not Ready; Model Universal Design Ordinance Underway
July 1, 2004
•Developers Must Provide Accessibility Features List
March 26, 2004
•City of San Diego Adopts Inclusionary Housing Fee and Tenant Relocation Requirements for Condominium Conversions
February 12, 2004
•Civil Writs (CEB 4th ed.), Chapter 6 - Requesting a Stay in a Superior Court Writ Proceeding

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Real Estate
  • Land Use and Environmental
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Real Estate Development

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
619.338.6559  Phone
619.515.4119  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, San Diego, B.A., Provost Honors List, 1998
Law School Attended:
Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2002
Year of First Admission:
2002, California


•Transportation and Land Use Committee, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
•Board of Governance, Walden Family Services
•Committee Member, San Diego Foundation

Korean and Spanish

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