Elizabeth Watson is a partner in the Real Estate Group at Los Angeles-based law firm Greenberg Glusker. One of the few LEED accredited attorneys in California, Ms. Watson’s practice encompasses transactional matters, including sales and acquisitions, leasing, financing, entity structuring and title issues, with special expertise in the land use arena. On a day-to-day basis, the firm’s entrepreneurial clients rely on her to navigate a broad range of issues involving governmental agencies and the legislative and regulatory process which require an in-depth understanding of the public sector.
Ms. Watson’s strategic advice and experience extends to agency enforcement actions, eminent domain, the Coastal Commission, Caltrans, utilities, organized community opposition, ballot box battles, threatened litigation, Air Quality Management Districts, Water Quality Boards, historic preservation, property disputes, sustainability standards, entitlements management, excessive fees and exactions, code requirements, permit revocation actions and overreaching governmental requirements. She has guided high-profile development projects of all types through the zoning, planning, entitlements and CEQA labyrinth. Additionally, she is frequently quoted in business publications from the Wall Street Journal to Globe Street on land use and real estate topics.