Kenneth Bley

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Ken is a vital resource for his real estate developer clients, counseling them throughout the land use entitlement process and, when necessary, defending them in court. He has advised for over 40 years clients on all aspects of planning, zoning, and environmental review and representing them before planning commissions, city councils, boards of supervisors, and in trial and appellate courts. He also works with landowners and condemnors in eminent domain matters. Having tried dozens of cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts, Ken has argued four times before the California Supreme Court and more than a dozen of his 75-plus appeals have resulted in published opinions. This is in addition to handling more than 50 trial court cases, primarily for California developers. He has submitted amicus curiae briefs to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders and has sat on moot courts to prepare lawyers arguing on behalf of landowners before that Court.