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Vanessa Imberg is Senior Counsel with the firm. Vanessa assists developers and private clients as they navigate land use matters, real property transactions, and construction issues. Her practice centers on helping clients get their real estate projects approved and built, assisting clients with solving problems, drafting contracts, and managing disputes. She conducts due diligence review and helps clients navigate federal, state, and local regulations that govern development projects. Through this work, Vanessa has developed a practical understanding of the regulatory challenges facing developers, particularly those related to land use, entitlement, permitting and zoning issues, on a variety of commercial, residential, and mixed-use development projects in jurisdictions throughout California.

Vanessa has represented clients in environmental and complex commercial litigation matters in both state and federal court and assisted companies and landowners with compliance under state and federal environmental laws, including the zoning/Subdivision Map Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act, and the Clean Water Act.


J.D.      University of San Diego

B.A.     University of Colorado, Boulder

Practice Areas:

Land Use, Entitlement, Environmental, Private Capital and Personal Real Property Services, Real Estate, Commercial, and Land Use Litigation

Representative Transactions

Represented owners/developers in real estate purchases throughout California through conducting land use due diligence.

Represented owners/developers in numerous residential home and commercial developments throughout California, including negotiating construction and project management consultation contracts.

Represented a power development company in an appeal that ultimately went to the Texas Supreme Court to vacate a $125 million dollar arbitration award in a dispute over the sale of a power plant.

Professional Activities

  • Member, California Bar Association