As a counsel in the firm’s Real Estate & Land Use practice, Garrett Colli focuses on coordinating land use entitlements and environmental compliance for residential, commercial, industrial, and renewable energy projects. Garrett also negotiates purchase and sale agreements, leases, easements, and related transactional documents in support of development projects. Garrett regularly advises clients regarding California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, and is experienced in securing approvals under the Subdivision Map Act, the Clean Water Act, the Federal Land Policy Management Act, and the California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act. He frequently represents clients at public hearings to obtain zoning approvals, and has also defended clients in regulatory enforcement proceedings, including actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, regional water quality boards and local agencies.
Garrett’s clients include developers, financial institutions, landowners, energy companies, and public agencies. His recent work includes representing one of the country’s largest mixed-use developers in projects in San Francisco accounting for more than 20,000 units of housing with related commercial and retail components. This past year, Garrett represented a private real estate investment company in securing entitlements to transition a dated mall in Laguna Hills, California into a premier regional mixed-use destination with nearly 1,000,000 square feet of commercial use and 988 condominium units. Garrett is currently representing a developer in negotiations for a disposition and development agreement, preparation of a specific plan and CEQA compliance with respect to the redevelopment of a former Navy base.