Leslie R. Perry

Leslie R. Perry: Attorney with Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP AV stamp icon
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Areas of Practice:

Mr. Perry practices in the areas of land use, real estate, mortgage finance & structure products and business law. He represents clients before various administrative and planning agencies, including County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, Town of Windsor, City of Petaluma, City of Rohnert Park, City of Sonoma, City of Cotati, City of Sebastopol, Sonoma County Airport Land Use Commission and Water Quality and Air Quality Boards. Mr. Perry also represents clients in general real estate, environmental and contractual litigation. He has significant experience with California Environmental Quality Act compliance and litigation.

Representative Clients:

Creative Housing Associates; Ledson Winery and Vineyard; Ledson Construction; Airport Business Center; Auberge Resorts; Gualala Community Service District; Windsor Sewer and Water District; TRI Development; Tyris Corporation; Phelps Winery; Berry's Sawmill; Lomas Development; California Insurance Group; Saturn of Santa Rosa; Saturn of Marin; Alexander Valley Association; Sonoma Mountain Conservancy; Hans Fahden Winery; Shamrock Materials; DeWitt Sand & Gravel; Peter Michael Winery; Saggio Hills Development.


Mr. Perry has practiced law in Sonoma County since 1975. He is a founding partner of Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz and previously partner with the firm of Luke & Perry. He is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney. Mr. Perry's reported cases included Sundstrom v. County of Mendocino (1988) 202 Cal.App.3d 296.; Bowman v. City of Petaluma (1986) 185 Cal.App.3rd 1065;Gardner v. County of Sonoma (2003) 29 Cal.4th 990; Warm Springs Task Force v. Corps of Engineers; (1980) 621 F.2d 1017; Hines v. California Coastal Commission (2010) 186 Cal. App. 4th 830.

Community Involvement:

Mr. Perry currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of Memorial Hospital; a member of the Sonoma County Harvest Fair (past president); a member of Santa Rosa Mainstreet Board of Directors (past president); a member of Business Advisory Assessment District (vice-chairman); and a member of the Sonoma County Volunteer Center Board of Directors (past president). Mr. Perry was formerly a member of the Audubon Canyon Ranch Board of Directors; Sonoma County Planning Commissioner 1986-1995, Chairman 1987 and 1992; a member of the Sonoma County Emergency Medical Care Advisory Committee; Sonoma County Energy Advisory Committee; Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control Board; Sonoma County Civil Service Commission; member of the Board of Directors of Burbank Housing Development Corporation; Member of the Board of Director of the Sonoma County Fair (past president).

Education and Memberships:

Mr. Perry attended the University of Nevada, Reno for two years. He received a bachelor of science degree in economics from University of California, Davis, in 1971 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Davis (King Hall) in 1974. Mr. Perry attended “Mediation of the Litigated Case” at Pepperdine University.

Mr. Perry is admitted to practice in California, Ninth District Federal Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


Areas of Practice (54)

  • Environmental/Land Use
  • Real Estate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use
  • Environmental Land Use
  • Historic Preservation
  • Improvement Districts
  • Land Conservation
  • Land Development
  • Land Use
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Land Use Permitting
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Rezoning
  • Subdivisions
  • Special Districts
  • Zoning Law
  • Zoning Variances
  • Environmental Law
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Climate Change
  • Coastal Environmental Law
  • Endangered Species
  • Environmental Business Law
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Environmental Real Estate
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Wetlands Protection
  • Wetlands Regulation
  • Adverse Possession
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Common Interest Community Law
  • Conservation Easements
  • Conveyancing
  • Easements
  • Historic Conservation Easements
  • Land Acquisitions
  • Land Sales
  • Mixed Use Development
  • Planned Unit Development Law
  • Quiet Title
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Mediation
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Real Estate Title
  • Real Estate Title Examination
  • Real Property
  • Real Property Acquisitions
  • Real Property Development

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(707) 525-8800  Phone
(707) 545-8242  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, Davis, B.S., Economics, 1971
Law School Attended:
University of California, Davis (King Hall), J.D., 1974
Year of First Admission:
Ninth District Federal Court of Appeals; 1974, California; United States Supreme Court
Birth Information:
Vallejo, California, July 24, 1948
Reported Cases:
Bowman v. City of Petaluma (1986) 185 Cal.App. 1065; Sundstrom v. County of Mendocino (1988) 202 Cal.App.3d 296; Gardner v. Sonoma County (2003) 28 Cal.4th 990.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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