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Lisa B. Kolieb

Partner 
725 South Figueroa Street
38th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
 
Tel:
213.688.9500
Fax:
213.627.6342
 
 

Lisa Kolieb focuses her practice on land use and real estate development matters, governmental and administrative law, as well as other matters involving local and state administration and legislative decision-making. Lisa's experience includes advising clients on regulatory, environmental, political, and technical issues involved in real estate development in California. She has represented retailers, commercial, residential, and industrial property developers and owners, outdoor advertising and billboard clients, and academic institutions in securing land use approvals as well as environmental and regulatory permits. She also has experience obtaining local discretionary approvals associated with alcohol licensing. She regularly appears before planning commissions, city councils, and other governmental agencies. Lisa has extensive experience performing land-use due diligence evaluations for property owners, developers, media companies, and institutional lenders. Her experience includes substantial work with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

Lisa has also represented clients in connection with government contracts and bid protests. She is well versed in providing political and public relations assistance to both private sector and public sector clients. Additionally, she has assisted clients with land use litigation, defending development projects against CEQA and other land-use related claims. Previously, Lisa worked in the not-for-profit sector and as Deputy Press Assistant to Special Counsel to the President of the United States and also has campaign experience at the local and national levels.
 
Representative Experience
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Representation of real estate investment fund in development of a hotel in the City of Los Angeles.
 
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Obtained approvals for numerous retail and grocery stores throughout California.
 
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Obtained approval of construction of large big-box retail store though approval of a ballot initiative.
 
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Representation of property owners, media companies and outdoor advertising companies with regard to permitting for on and off premise signage.
 
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Obtained approval for off-site alcoholic beverage sales and on-site instructional tasting at numerous retail stores throughout California.
 
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Obtained approval for alcoholic beverage sales at restaurants and museums in southern California.
 
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Obtained necessary approvals to operate summer camp and retreat center in Southern California.
 
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Successfully overturned city approval of project adjacent to client's property in a shopping center, which would have significantly devalued client's property.
 
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Representation of premiere manufacturer of flat bread machinery in United States in expansion of facilities into the City of El Monte.
 
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Representation of shopping center developer in land use analyses in connection with acquisition of properties throughout California.
 
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Obtained approval of zone variance to permit construction of single family home in Los Angeles hillside area.
 
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Representation of developer in approval of Development Agreement for construction of 580 single family Specific Plan development in San Jacinto, California.
 
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Representation of numerous car wash operators in obtaining land use approvals for exterior express washes throughout Southern California.
 
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Obtained approvals for retail center with express car wash in the City of Riverside.
 
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Obtained approvals for truck rental and used truck sales facilities in the City of Fontana.
 
Published Works & Lectures
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Law360, Co-author, "Essential Precautions to Take in Liquor Licensing Sales," March 6, 2017
 



Lisa B. Kolieb

Practice
Real Estate
Education
J.D., University of Southern California, 2004
M.B.A., University of Southern California, 2004
B.A., Cornell University, 1999; with distinction
Bar Admissions
California
 
 
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